~The Game Pass Thread~

Darktide is showing up on gamepass, probably for most of the day, but I just checked now. :P

My hours in Insurgency are all in the co-op vs. AI mode. It’s a really great way to play it, a surprisingly asymmetric design that works really rather well. It sidesteps the usual stresses of competitive matches but there are still plenty of tense moments if you’re the sole survivor on that final point, desperately holding out for the last 20secs or so as the horde pours in…

Darktide rocks… thank you gamepass! saving me tons of moniez! also can play some NFS for ten hours… about enough id play before waiting for sale! still have plagues and pentiment to finish…

also rumor next month monster hunter rise is coming to gamepass. wtf, still have to finsih persona 5… more jrpgish games… overwhelmed.

Is Darktide playable solo and does it have story campaign or is it MP only and with some unconnected missions?

you can play solo, but you have to queue up and hope nobody joins up… doesnt seem to have solo only mode. the bots are just good enough to play but theyre not as good as an average player (seems to be by design). There is a story, but its more ambiance…like Vermintide and Back 4 blood/L4D. The shooting and melee both feel great… also turn off raytracing the fps loss isnt worth the eyecandy. game looks frikkin good even without RT!

i love the game so far, the ogryn are like the dwarves in vermintide, but huge! the banter between chars just as good as they were in Vermintide 2. so much meticulous lore and atmosphere in game. also the soundtrack is again GREAT! as it was in V2.

Bunch of stuff coming, bunch of stuff leaving. Dragon Quest XI is finally leaving after about 19 years on Game Pass, might want to say your farewells …

Dragon Quest XI, I just couldn’t really get into it. It was charming enough for the first 20+ hours or whatever it is that I played, but nothing happens that really grabs you. I wish I’d have found the motivation to keep going, but I never could. It’s good, but it lacks the urgency of the Final Fantasy narratives.

Edit: Ooooooh, we’re getting Eastward! Glad I didn’t buy that on the last couple of sales on the Nintendo Switch now. I doubt it will look any better on the Xbox compared to Switch though.

Damn. Really good lineup this month. Potion Craft sounds intriguing. High on Life looks weird. Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan sounds from the description that it could be right up my alley. Lego Skywalker Saga got really good word of mouth here at Qt3. Hot Wheels Unleashed has good reviews, I’m really looking forward to trying that.

I probably won’t try Chained Echoes unless someone passes along some positive word of mouth first. But yeah, jam packed month.

I do very much recommend Lego Skywalker Saga. Had a lot of fun with that one.

I too was happy to see Eastward pop up today. I remember Armando enjoyed it muchly.

Also eager to try Darktide.

And, yeah, why not, I’ll play some damn Lego Star Wars! I haven’t played one of those since the Xbox 360 days.

This Hot Wheels edition also comes with 100$ of DLC. Includes all 3 passes.

I only managed to finish Archvale from the last leaving list. Great game though, happy I played it. Will buy Mind Scanners sometime.

Here’s the whole leaving stuff. There’s some good games here:

Aliens: Fireteam Elite (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Breathedge (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Firewatch (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Lake (Cloud, Console, and PC)
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Neoverse (Cloud and Console)
Race with Ryan (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (Console) **EA Play**
Transformers: Battlegrounds (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Dragon Quest XI is… 100 hours, so yeah. They just added it to PS Plus Plus though so you can keep not playing it for another year if you have both subscriptions. :)

The golf game has some fun challenge stuff. There’s even a Battlefield course.

Ah, that explains why it is leaving game pass 🤨

That Riot/Game Pass deal that was mentioned some time back will be available on Dec 12. Looks like a whole lot of unlock across several of their games -

I’ve had this on my Steam wishlist for ages and i still haven’t tried it on Gamepass. I think this means I’m a terrible person.

AWESOME! Thanks for the heads-up.

The singleplayer card game, Path of Champions is simply amazing, free, and one of the best games I’ve ever played! As I recall, all champions are unlocked in this version, so that should be fun!

An ad supported game pass tier?

Makes perfect sense to me, forcing interstitial ads every so often. So long as the ad-free version remains I’m all for user choice.

Ad free may remain, but the price will keep going up…

It’s that time again. Play these now or never:

  • Embr
  • Gorogoa
  • Immortal Realm Vampire Wars
  • Iron Harvest
  • Outer Wilds
  • Pedestrian (added to PS++ next week)
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Secret Neighbour
  • Tropico 6

Outer Wilds is the best videogame ever made.