What have you played in the weekend?

Because someone stuffed with the thread title! ;)

Not a lot of time this weekend, but I’ll be checking out Interstellar Space Genesis (PC), the new No Man’s Sky expedition (PC VR), and on the table I have Burncycle that just arrived, so probably a bunch of reading rules and drooling over components there!

You say this like it’s a joke, but getting 60fps during the endgame was an actual incentive for upgrading to a new PC. The current overly-demanding nature of the game is why they’re in the process of porting it to a new engine.

Anyway, I also played Vampire Survivors on my day off. A new update came out on Monday and added a lot of new content that I tore through on Tuesday.

My other day off this week is tomorrow, and I’ll be playing Assemble and Install a New Computer Desk 2022.

During my just concluded bout with COVID (when I wasn’t feeling too crappy to play at all) I was all over the place. Some Control, Days Gone, No Man’s Sky (after a 3.5 year hiatus) and finally Trek to Yomi on Game Pass.

Old World - glad it’s finally on Steam. Great design innovations for 4x, I see this aging like a fine wine.

Got a new RTX card (RTX 3070), which I installed today, so decided to try out something with ray-tracing. Fired up RTX Quake 2. Damn, shit looks nice.

Just LOL.

Must keep thread alive!

Last weekend I played some Riftbreaker, Goetia, and started Steamworld Quest Hand of Gilgamech. :)

We are down to the last 3 bosses in V Rising after last weekend so getting ready for the upcoming weekend on the new ARK map Fjordur on the Qt3 ARK cluster.

The disappointment that is Diablo Immortal has got me back into its polar opposite - Grim Dawn. Working my way through Forgotten Gods which I haven’t actually done to completion yet. And timed as they have just dropped another patch as well!

Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (which just showed up on Steam on Friday). Both lots of fun.

I started Sniper Elite 4 on Monday. After putting almost 300 hours into Elden Ring I just had to take a break from it.

I’ve been indulging in some gaming comfort food recently and playing combat challenges in the Batman Arkham games. One intensely annoying thing that happens in Arkham Asylum and makes you break your combo is this: you’ll be on a decent streak of hits and you see the visual indicator of an enemy behind Batman’s shoulder just about to hit him, so naturally once you land the blow you’re on, you push the counter button (triangle on PS or Y on Xbox). Unfortunately in some cases like that Batman has moved just far away enough from the dude about to hit him for the counter button to have no effect and make you, the player, lose your combo. GRRR. Which really sucks if you’re going for a high score or even better, the Flawless Freeform Bonus.

I don’t know if moving the stick to where the attacking mook was (assuming you remember correctly) when hitting the counter button would yield a different result, though. Anyone know?

I actually finished Cyberpunk over the weekend! That’s quite an accomplishment for me. I feel like lately I’ve been hopping around from game to game, not finishing any of them.

Nice! I think @espressojim just finished that game as well.

Seems like the thread should just be, “What have you played lately?”

A week or so ago I played some Old World. I’ve mostly moved on to Iris and the Giant, Stacklands, Days Gone and a little Wingspan.

I did! It was much better then I expected, as evidence by the 70+ hours I spent in game. I posted a brief set of thoughts in the cyberpunk thread.

I’m playing hard space: shipbreakers now and as the challenge ramps up and I die I like it more and more.

Still hooked on Elden Ring!

Though I did play a few hours of Cyberpunk 2077. On the one hand, it’s not impressing me as much as Witcher 3 did. On the other, it’s a fun game. I think the shooting could have used some fine tuning (at least with a controller on Xbox), but the difficulty hasn’t been high enough that missing a few shots is getting me killed.

As the building internet fiber box had been vandalized, it was an interweb and online-DRM free weekend. This ruled out Xbox games, and a pause from my addiction to the dailies of Resident Evil Revelations 2 (yes, 2!).

I resumed Shadow Hearts, which just coped out of its impossible setting and err… revisionism and… well, that JRPG sure had balls setting up a Japanese annexion of Mandchuria and an attack on Shanghai before the first world war, so I’ll forgive them just bailing out and leaving it all there while switching back to Europe!

I’ve been moving forward a bit in Final Fantasy X, although the lack of documentation is quite bothering. It’s also uberJapanese, and I have a lot of problems with a lot of what is going on — although I also sense a small criticism sometimes, underneath the whole sacrificial spirit of the affair.

But my big gaming thing has been playing Fate/Stay Night on iOS. I had never bothered with Nasu Kinoko’s writes, especially since the whole anime/fighting game shebangs around the Type Moon works gave me a very bad feeling about the whole thing, but the game is actually quite interesting, with beautifully crafted Japanese prose — the author loves the language and it shows. It’s a pleasure to read, and hey, I love reading.
The prologue having taken 6 hours, I’m in for a looong journey, I am guessing.

Read the cyberpunk thread a bit. Once you properly lower expectations (it’s no Witcher 3) you may fine the game is ok or even good.

Been in a bit of a game interest drought recently. Tried Humankind…nah. Tried Aliens:Fireteam…nah.

Been playing Lost Ark but my interest is already starting to wane. I like the combat but , so much walking and talking and getting knocked out of fights to watch overly dramatic cutscenes. Re-installed Diablo 3 and Grim Dawn. Will start this weekend.

My secret weapon to fight game burn out was Dying Light 2. Have liked the beginning so far. My main criticisms are, wow this is brown. Also, I think I like post apocalyptic stuff that is taking place now as opposed to this happened 20 years ago.