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[-] calabast@lemm.ee 13 points 2 weeks ago

I finally got a steam deck and I can't decide what to play on it. Most recently I dusted off Hand of Fate 2 and I'm having fun with that all over again.

[-] sevan@lemmy.world 2 points 2 weeks ago

When I got my Steam Deck a few months ago, I spent the first week or so just modding Skyrim so I could play it on yet another device. Then I played it a ton until I finally took a break for some other games.

[-] Deestan@lemmy.world 6 points 2 weeks ago

Picked up The Messenger for another run. Since I got 100% achievements last time I thought it would be a breeze this time. Nope. 214 deaths so far.

[-] caseofthematts@lemmy.world 2 points 2 weeks ago

Just picked it up on Switch based off the strength of Sea of Stars!

[-] Grangle1@lemm.ee 4 points 2 weeks ago

Mario RPG remake. Actually my first time playing Mario RPG altogether, but I do really enjoy the first couple Paper Mario games, so seeing essentially where the Paper Mario series came from adds to the interest (IIRC, wasn't the original Paper Mario known as Mario RPG 2 in Japan at least for a while?). The game feels very short, I'm only a couple hours in and already three stars in, but given it was originally a SNES game it makes sense. It's cool to finally experience a game I was jealous of as a Genesis owner instead of SNES as a kid, even if it's not 100% to the original, though from what I understand it's quite a faithful remake, so still pretty close to the original experience.

[-] samus12345@lemmy.world 3 points 2 weeks ago

As a big fan of the original, it's almost a perfect remake. You're getting the same experience we SNES kids did decades ago, but better.

[-] caut_R@lemmy.world 4 points 2 weeks ago

I’ve decided to finish the ancient Payday The Heist on PC and get all the achievements with a friend and it‘s been really intense and fun so far, of course the online play is largely dead lol

[-] Balinares@pawb.social 4 points 2 weeks ago

Finally getting into Disco Elysium after a false start last year. Great game, spectacular writing, though it does require a little bit of investment.

[-] dan_the_accountant@lemmy.world 2 points 2 weeks ago

I put about three hours into it. It's obviously a well put together game that a lot of love went into, but it just ended up being way too much dialogue for me. Most people love the game though, hope you enjoy it!

[-] sevan@lemmy.world 1 points 2 weeks ago

I got stuck a few hours into it and quit trying. I really want to love this game and play it through multiple times, but it just doesn't make sense to me and I don't want to read any guides or spoilers. I want whatever path I take through the game to be my path, but it isn't working for me.

[-] Balinares@pawb.social 1 points 2 weeks ago

I had the same problem on my first try! I'd been trying to do everything and talk to everyone about everything and just drowned in words.

On my second try, though, I took a different approach: what if I am this guy, just want to get the job done, and only do stuff for the purpose of trying to progress the case? That worked great for me, and the game is structured so this still takes you through much of its contents -- only, now, there is a purpose to it.

So, thanks, friend! I am indeed now enjoying this game, and I hope you are enjoying whatever you are playing also.

[-] micka190@lemmy.world 4 points 2 weeks ago

Decided to give Dredge a shot. It seemed like a decent enough game to play while listening to podcasts. It makes me uneasy and I'm barely paying attention to the podcasts 😅

It's got a killer atmosphere, I'll give it that!

[-] CodexArcanum@lemmy.world 3 points 2 weeks ago

I finally got around to beating Doom Eternal's DLC, which I often found more of a grind than entertaining (some of the Ancient Gods fights just go on and on, and I hated the final boss.)

Then I started on Turbo Overkill, which does have a lot of Doom's DNA but the pacing is a lot more fun so far! Been trying to get back into Hitman (3+2+1) as well.

But mostly I spend a shocking (to me) amount of my quick gaming time on Xenotilt: Hostile Pinball Action. I did not expect to get so completely absorbed into virtual pinball (been meaning to post about it on the pinball communities) but little by little I've been getting better at it. My current high score is only 1.2 billion, which feels good to get into the billions club but the ceiling is still so much higher!

[-] RizzRustbolt@lemmy.world 3 points 2 weeks ago

Ghostwire: Tokyo

I can see why the triple-A kids didn't like it. But it's actually a pretty decent love letter to the very long history of the Japanese horror genre.

[-] bigboismith@lemmy.world 3 points 2 weeks ago

Started playing MGS:V again and slowly becoming depressed that there hasn't come anything better in the last seven years

[-] delitomatoes@lemm.ee 1 points 2 weeks ago

Re4 remake scratches some of the metal gear itch

[-] transientpunk@sh.itjust.works 3 points 2 weeks ago

I've been trying Dyson Sphere Project again

[-] Okami_No_Rei@lemmy.world 3 points 2 weeks ago

I wanted more Vampire Survivors content when I've already finished Vampire Survivors. I just discovered that Survivors is a genre now, and there's a ton of copycat games of varying quality. I'm poking around looking for good ones.

Picked up Spellbook: Demon Slayers because it was a $5 game on sale for a dollar off. It's still in early access, and that shows. It's clearly unfinished but it's got good bones.

Pros: Solid mechanics. Solid variety of spells and builds. Nice variety of endgame and meta progression systems with a reasonable amount of grinding.

Cons: Only three indistinguishable maps, limited enemy variety, and I'm not a fan of the endgame being effectively gated by farming endless mode. I like Vampire Survivors having games effectively limited to 15-30min sessions with all content doable within those constraints, endless mode optional, making time commitments much more predictable and reliable. Spellbook: Demon Slayers is much less respectful of your time.

Still, promising game overall. Solid 6/10 as-is, with a tentative 8-9/10 if the devs can follow through to a finished product. Looking forward to future development. Would love recommendations for other games in the genre that scratch that itch.

[-] Th3BFG@lemmy.world 2 points 2 weeks ago

I playing through modded Cyberpunk 2077 which has been fun and a huge improvement from launch. The 2.01 update was great for the game too. Not too interested in buying the DLC though.

[-] mndrl@lemmy.world 2 points 2 weeks ago

The last faith. I am kind of enjoying it but there are tons of bugs and frame rate drops. Not sure if it is even fixable.

[-] _haha_oh_wow_@sh.itjust.works 2 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

Mostly Slime Rancher, a bit of Wreckfest.

[-] samus12345@lemmy.world 2 points 2 weeks ago

Finally took the plunge and bought GTA5 again on PS5 after last playing it on PS3. Turns out I forgot a LOT of the missions, so it doesn't feel like I'm doing the same thing again. I'm enjoying it more than I thought I would since it's a replay.

[-] OhmsLawn@lemmy.world 2 points 2 weeks ago

On mobile, Shattered Pixel Dungeon. It's brutal. I've made it down five levels once or twice. I'm determined to win with the fighter before I start with another class.

[-] delitomatoes@lemm.ee 2 points 2 weeks ago

Just completed Cocoon, short game, excellent 9/10. Puzzles aren't too hard but mind bending. It doesn't get quite as tedious compared to other puzzle games once you solved it in your head and they break it down to smaller chunks.

Only had 1 difficult puzzle in the entire run near the end, because of a long section between revisiting a certain area.

[-] FLYGOD2x@jlai.lu 2 points 2 weeks ago

I've decided to get specifics trophies on Kingdom Hearts 1FM, the no new gear one and the no continue one. If I'm motivated enough, I'll try the platinum but nothings for sure.

[-] LargeSiegeWeapon@lemmy.world 1 points 2 weeks ago

Picked up Armored Core 6 after a little break, it's been challenging and tough, but a lot of fun.

[-] magic_lobster_party@kbin.social 1 points 2 weeks ago

Playing Inscryption. I guess I’m about halfway through. I liked how it started, but I feel like the game is already running out of steam. Not sure if I’m going to finish it.

[-] Duenan@aussie.zone 1 points 2 weeks ago

Been playing Astral Ascent which is a gem of a roguelite that came out recently.

[-] dan_the_accountant@lemmy.world 1 points 2 weeks ago

Just picked up final fantasy 16, god of war ragnarok, and cyberpunk 2077 this week! I'll probably start with ff16 first, looking forward to it!

[-] heyfluxay@lemmy.ml 1 points 2 weeks ago

I’ve talked back into Halo Infinite, grinding my way up the ranked…..ranks.

[-] Cavemanfreak@lemm.ee 1 points 2 weeks ago

After playing a few story heavy games I'm now playing modded minecraft, so that I can watch a show on my second monitor. I've also started trying out Genshin Impact, mostly on mobile. It's surprisingly fun so far!

[-] sevan@lemmy.world 1 points 2 weeks ago

I've been playing Starfield almost daily since release on Game Pass. I would much rather play on PC with mods, but its a super mediocre game and I'm not ready to pay anything close to full price for it when I can play on Game Pass. I really hope they release some better content for it over the next year or two and then sell me a complete edition on PC and I'll start again with mods to get rid of the BS if they haven't already done so in future patches.

[-] nutsack@lemmy.world 1 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

porn. dicks mostly.

[-] BigBananaDealer@lemm.ee 1 points 2 weeks ago

still play starfield, but play skyrim when i am at my gfs place. forgot how clunky the movement is when compared to starfield. still destroying in my backyard baseball league with a new team of super dinger hitters, cod and fortnite with my friends too. also playing gh3 on ps2 sometimes, takes for fucking ever to save the game

[-] PieMePlenty@lemmy.world 1 points 2 weeks ago

Started Brotato as a break from Starfield. It's.. a good distraction to say the least.

[-] MilitantAtheist@lemmy.world 1 points 2 weeks ago

Escape from Tarkov

[-] StupydHors@lemmy.world 1 points 2 weeks ago

Backpack Battles - pretty fun Super Auto Pets alternative

[-] Mojojojo1993@lemmy.world 1 points 2 weeks ago

Have finally. After about a year finished ac Valhalla origins and Odyssey. Manager to squeeze in onimusha the lady couple of days. I have AOE in the background but I should be playing dishonoured 2 as I have had it in my steam library for about 5 years and it's now playable on GeForce now.

Once I get the motivation and time to play it I hopefully will get into it. Enjoyed the original but this just seems a bit dated, especially after finishing off ac origins.

After that I still have death stranding/ standing. It was a hard slog though

[-] thisfro@slrpnk.net 1 points 2 weeks ago

Backpack Battles

[-] Phegan@lemmy.world 1 points 1 week ago

Back to no man's sky on my deck. Haven't played in about a year so I have a couple content updates to explore

[-] Skua@kbin.social 1 points 2 weeks ago

Jumped back in to Noita after a while away because a friend has been trying it out too. I've beaten Kolmisilmä a few times now, but I've still not managed to survive the climb back up to the surface yet. My wand building skills are alright, but not good enough to totally trivialise most enemies, and it's usually just a matter of time before I fuck up against something that will take very little time to kill me for it. Having a blast all the same though!

[-] sbr32@kbin.social 1 points 2 weeks ago

I've been playing a lot of Against the Storm. A rougelite city builder.

It's in EA but 1.0 releases in like a week.

[-] Spacecraft@lemmy.world 1 points 2 weeks ago

Got back into starcitizen recently. Just doing solo salvage missions and being frustrated when the servers crap out and everything quits working 😃

[-] tim-clark@kbin.social 1 points 2 weeks ago

Started playing rust a month ago on pc. My son and I now duo, we have been making solid progress. It has been an emotional journey

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