~The Game Pass Thread~

It does matter if you’re going to play with randos. Of course that’s always going to be an inferior experience, but it is what it is.

So maybe moving to game pass can help reinvigorate a game, that’s great to hear. Although, it’s hard to imagine deep rock galactic has 4 million active players. Maybe they mean 4 million people downloaded the game and ran it, ever.

December 2

  • Anvil (Console, PC)
  • Archvale (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Console, PC)
  • Lawn Mowing Simulator (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Rubber Bandits (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Stardew Valley (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Warhammer 40K: Battlesector (Cloud, Console, PC)

December 7

  • Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator (Cloud, Console, PC)

December 8

  • Halo Infinite (Cloud, Console, PC)

December 9

  • One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 (Cloud, Console, PC)

December 14

  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Among Us (Cloud, Console, PC)

Leaving December 15:

  • Beholder (Cloud, Console)
  • The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan (Console, PC)
  • Guacamelee! 2 (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Wilmot’s Warehouse (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Unto The End (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Cloud, Console, PC)

One two punch right here, great month!

Warhammer 40K: Battlesector
Aliens: Fireteam Elite

I’m so confused by all the Warhammer games. What kind of game is Battlesector?

Woohoo, that’s four games I held off buying.

Turn-based tactical.

Oh cool, from the screenshots near the start of that thread, it looks like the new XCOM, that style of game?

Super excited about battle sector. Will try it out on PC first, but not adverse to playing it on console. Phoenix Point was very playable on Series X.

Phoenix Point was (as it typical of console ports) a buggy mess on Xbox. Still waiting for them to fix it.

Which xbox did you run it on? I haven’t noticed any major bugs while playing on the Series X. Admittedly haven’t finished the game.

Wilmot’s Warehouse is an fun and interesting little action-puzzle game that can easily be played through before 12/15. Don’t bother trying to squeeze out every last achievement, though, they are heavily RNG-dependent.

Series X, I had dialogue choice results go by so fast I couldn’t read them, made the game unplayable for me. Also been reading other’s experiences here Console Bugs and Issues | Phoenix Point and decided it wasn’t worth the headache.

Cool, a few I’m looking forward to.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 [Replay - this was great-ish]
Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator [wtf trailer]
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4

Mask of Medan and Unto the End worth playing through?

Son of a… I just bought about 10 days ago.

I just finally bought Stardew Valley last month. Your welcome Game Pass peeps.

I wrote about my buggy experience over here in the PP thread, playing on XSX. That said, I know there’s been at least one patch since then, perhaps the problems have been addressed.

Battlesector looks cook. I like the squad-based-units - nice change from the usual TBS.

I installed and played the first couple of missions of Phoenix Point on the console and I guess I’m just not feeling the XCOM magic. Maybe it’s the perspective (too distanced from the soldiers). I only played through the mission where you find a third guy, though.

I haven’t felt the XCOM magic since the original DOS game, which I beat 4 times on different levels, something I can’t say about any other game in some 40 years of gaming.

I played the Windows 98 port of the first X-Com game (with xcomutil installed, natch), but I also played the first and second Firaxis XCOMs (only finished the second, sans DLC, but have played quite a bit of it with War of the Chosen).

Myself, I think Firaxis did a pretty good job with them and with Chimera, which introduced some interesting mechanics, although I hope they come up with another mainline XCOM game.

Yay! The Gunk showed up in the Coming Soon listings on the Game Pass app on my phone. I really hope that one turns out well. Coming 12/16.

Reminder: It’s from the developers of the wonderful Steamworld Dig 2.