What will you play in the weekend?

DOOM Eternal (Xbox One)

I’ll probably spend most of the weekend playing DOOM Eternal. As of right now it is indisputably 2020’s game of the year, and it has eclipsed every other 2020 game that has come before it… but hey, it’s only April.

Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)

Moons. Must… find… more… moons…

Divinity: Original Sin 2 (Steam)

The elements will destroy you!

Probably mostly RimWorld, maybe some Starters Orders 7, though I want to check out recent additions in Cities: Skylines, Stellaris or Oxygen Not Included. Not enough time for all.

Nice! If you go to the jackbox website they also have them on sale. We just picked up Jackbox 6 and have been doing them near nightly as well.

Do you have any experience with the parental controls / playing them with young children? I’d like to recommend them to some friends with 8 & 12 year olds, but I’m a bit concerned they may not be appropriate.

Hmm, mostly the controls on that would seem to be with the group. I know some of them build in some parental controls/ content censoring, but I haven’t used them. I know Jackbox 6 has them, not 100% sure on the others. I’ll check later.

I just grabbed Coven Labyrinth of Refrain for the Switch after reading much praise here and I am enjoying it. WEEB I am also very happy this is the first NIS game that lets me switch the language and not suffer their usual butchering of an adaptation. WEEB
that feature wasnt advertised though, listing only English as the language; I wonder how many other games allow you to Switch. LA MULANA for instance?

I am also playing Monster Max again for the Gameboy. What a great game.

I’ve picked up several new games and caught up on DLC for so many games. I’m having a hard time deciding!

  • Need to finish BattleTech. I’m stuck on a particular story mission in the campaign. Going to load a save before that and do some other work.
  • Started Disco Elysium. Strange, but definitely not a game friendly to playing kid-adjacent.
  • MechWarrior 5 Mercs. Got copies for the family so we can field a full lance. Did a bit of this today, but want to get more piloting practice in.
  • X4 looks sexy as hell.
  • Lots more!

Borderlands 3 on Steam , with this fine hunter:

Looks like something from Apex Legends.

I don’t understand the image, at all. Is it supposed to depict something? Somebody? a vehicle?

More Bloodborne.

I’ll probably dial down my Monster Hunter World: Iceborne playtime and spend more time this weekend with X4: Foundations (with the Split Vendetta DLC) and Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord. Maybe even a bit of Slay the Spire in between.

I’m stuck with just my work laptop (and a monitor thankfully), which limits what I can play. Not able to run any installers, but can play games that install via a simple unzip.

RimWorld Royalty the last two weeks - it’s good, as it always was. I’m good for a colony every few months, which means very fun so far but starting to run into the wall now. Will probably shelve after this weekend.

Factorio also can install via zip - awesome as I never sunk my teeth deep into this one, despite buying a few years ago knowing it’s exactly my kind of game. Just figured out it was available as a zip, so will be learning this starting very soon.

Stardew Valley for Android is a damn good port. This is a great game to sink a mindless 10+ minutes in. Been sporadically playing a in-game day through out the last week and expect that to continue.

Door Kickers also has a damn good Android port that I just stumbled on. Only played a few rounds but it’s incredibly well done, doesn’t feel like any sacrifice compared to the PC version. This will get more time.

There is an obvious commonality amongst these - all management style games. Seems those developers share a mindset of providing zips to install, or are well suited to Android ports. If anyone knows a story based RPG, or a strategy type game that is available by zip or on Android, that’d be great. I wish I could get into a Paradox grand strategy right now - alas Steam is a non starter for the time being.

@AK_Icebear Do you like incremental games at all? There may be a ton of free no-install games you can play here: The Incremental thread of Idle Clickers

I’ve been playing some more Mindustry, which just gets more fantastic every time I return to it.

Excellent! I’ll take a look.

Are you playing on mobile? I love Mindustry, but I’ve been devoting my time in front of the PC to Factorio and wouldn’t mind something that works well on mobile. (Well I could always return to The Quarry.)

I’m playing on PC. Managing the conveyers on a touchscreen might be tricky, I’ve not tried it. I love the interface on PC. I’d think a small screen might impinge on visibility too, depending on your phone. Still, considering how cheap it is, you could hardly go wrong trying it. It’s a fantastic game.

Current base:

Craft the World

Thanks to @Spect
The tower defense aspect isn’t really there yet (first campaign map, the enemies are very weak). But the building part is perfect carrot and stick. I keep going and going just to unlock another tier of stuff which unlocks another tier of stuff which… It’s quite addictive for sure. And I imagine well done building will matter sooner or later.

Awesome! Glad you enjoy it. It definitely gets more challenging as you go. Then you move on to different planets (bigger) with different biomes, such as the desert one, which lacks wood, and brings different challenges.