What Are You Playing? - The Official Thread

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    So with my new PC, I'm playing two games at the moment. Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition, and Warhammer: Vermintide II.

    With Fallout, I'm playing with mods and cheats, just for a bit of fun, especially with the mechanics of base/settlement building. As for Warhammer, my brother got me into it, it's pretty much a melee-based Left 4 Dead but with some RPG elements, like levelling up, new equipment etc. It's pretty fun!

    I also downloaded the demo of Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition, just to test it on my PC. Bloody hell... just seeing the title screen and hearing that title theme music play just really makes me want to play the game again.
     
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    Other than a couple side things to finish up, I’m mostly done with Spider-Man. Man that was an amazing game. I’ll be killing time with Mario Kart 8 off and on until Borderlands 3 drops.
     
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    I downloaded Star Wars: The Old Republic for PC, as it's free to play. I have noticed though that if you do pay, you get a lot more benefits and whatnot.

    It's... okay. The graphics honestly remind me of The Sims 4 (same engine, perhaps?) and it plays similar to a typical MMO.

    Maybe it might be fun to play with friends, I'm not sure if I could do it solo, but I have heard that the game has a good solo story.
     
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    Still playing The Old Republic on PC, the free version anyway. I got to level 11, finally have an actual lightsaber and I'm now onto the next planet, which is the city world of Coruscant.

    The story is okay, it's a very typical "chosen one" kind of plot, which is what a lot of MMOs seem to do when they want to focus on a solo narrative. I'm kinda playing by myself anyway.

    The game seems to give a lot of powers and skills, it's difficult knowing which ones to use in combat, and which ones I should just forget about.
     
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    I’m still playing Mario Kart 8 off and on, but I started playing The Last of Us last night. Cool and interesting so far, but I’m not typically a fan of escort mission games. I’ve already had two instances where enemy interactions went south due to my companion getting caught and killed before I could even find where she was. I’m hoping that doesn’t become a constant issue but other than that it’s a cool game.
     
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    The Last of Us was a great game. Mechanics wise, it wasn't perfect, but it had a reliable control scheme and good ideas, combined with a well told story, excellent performances from the actors and fantastic, engaging visuals.

    I never found my allies in-game to be cumbersome. Sure, their presence would sometimes break the immersion (e.g. I'm hiding in stealth, Ellie is still running around but not being detected by enemies, despite walking in front of them) but I understand why such a mechanic exists.

    Keep it up! The Last of Us is an awesome title. I can't wait for the sequel, which I think is due out next year.
     
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    Yeah I’ll definitely stay on it. I too thought it odd that my companion would be running around enemies without detection but I’m cool with it lol

    The acting and visuals are definitely top notch.
     
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    I found out yesterday morning that SNES games finally dropped on the Switch. I put all other gaming on hold to tackle some classics. I’ve already finished Super Metroid and started on A Link to the Past (still my favorite Zelda game). I see F-Zero, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World (1 & 2), and Star Fox in my future too. I’ve never played Breath of Fire, but always loved SNES RPG’s. Here’s hoping Final Fantasy 3(6), Chrono Trigger, Secret of Evermore, Secret of Mana, and Super Mario RPG make their way at some point.
     
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    Started playing Borderlands 3 for PC, despite the Epic Games Store controversies.

    It feels like most Borderlands games, except with a few new mechanics (such as being able to climb on and over obstacles quickly, crouch sliding after a sprint etc.) and the new characters do offer new abilities. It's a pretty game, though.

    If you play by yourself, it might be a little boring, but if you play with friends, especially with voice chat, it's a lot of fun.

    I'm pretty happy with how my PC handles it. I'm running it on ultra settings, at 1080p resolution and hitting an average of 70 FPS. I dig it. I haven't tried DirectX 12 as I've heard there's a lot of issues with it.
     
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    Who are you playing as? I decided to play as Moze. In the description she reminded me of Gaige from BL2 who I really enjoyed.

    I too am balls deep in Borderlands 3 on my Xbox. I’m at level 12 and on the second planet. I’ve really been getting a kick out of it so far. I’m playing by myself cause that’s just how I tend to do, but I think my game is open if some rando wants to jump in. That’s how I ran successive play throughs of BL2.

    I’m still trying to find the right build that suits me best for Moze and will probably be respecing soon. I purposely got all my errands and the such out of the way already so tomorrow I can do exactly nothing except play the game and drink beer all day.
     
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