What Game Are You Currently Playing?

Toby Frost

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What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!

I've been playing the completely disposable dungeon-explorer game Warhammer Quest. I think I've probably played it more than all the developers put together. It's really simple and a bit mediocre, but there's something reassuring about its lack of bells and whistles, and the graphics are both simple and good.
 

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It's really simple and a bit mediocre, but there's something reassuring about its lack of bells and whistles, and the graphics are both simple and good.
One of my all-timer favourite games is still D/Generation. Simplicity at its best.:)
 

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Since I completed Mario Odyssey a few months/weeks ago (at least to the extent I was happy with - no way do I want to collect every star), I haven't played anything solo apart from Breath of the Wild. I'm 65 hours in after starting sometime last year. Still very much enjoying it but wishing such games were shorter so I could play more of them. I intend to try something shorter like Edith Finch or Gone Home, but given I only play Zelda about once a week, I haven't got around to it.

On co-op mode, my bro' and I completed the first part of Full Metal Furies. It's an outstanding ARPG/Contra-esque shooter/puzzle game, but that first 'ending' was a little underwhelming. Akuto: Showdown has been fun on local multiplayer too. It's like little Morphs with swords and guns and basically kill or be killed with lots of (cartoony) blood, and I like the isometric viewpoint and levels.
 

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I picked up Tales of Arise at a reduced price. It's very, very good, which is a relief as I haven't particularly liked any of the previous Tales games I've tried. Currently dividing my time between that, Nier Automata and Ys IX.
 

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Fallout 4. It really is excellent. The experience of picking through ruins is amazing. It's more visually interesting that Fallout 3's rather drab world, and inspired me to make a load of model terrain when I last played. I could probably spend days just mucking about on it.
 

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Fallout 4. It really is excellent. The experience of picking through ruins is amazing. It's more visually interesting that Fallout 3's rather drab world, and inspired me to make a load of model terrain when I last played. I could probably spend days just mucking about on it.
Ha, I literally had some plaster cast walls in my hands like 30 seconds ago - trying to build a ruined structure for a model I'm making.

I've been playing Timberborn though, it's a beaver colony game with some fun water mechanics. Could use more of a challenging aspect though.
 

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I just beat Bioshock 2. Great, great game. I really like the worldbuilding and plot twists of this franchise. The second installment recycled a lot from the first game though, and lacked a final boss.

Now I'm off to beat Bioshock: Infinite again. I've beaten this game as soon as it came out, but I'll play through the whole franchise.
 

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I'm working my way through Alien:Isolation one save point per evening - it's a pretty tense game, but mainly the limit is to keep myself from getting too sucked in - it uses a lot of details from the Alien universe, often that we're only given in directors cuts or assembly editions, and I'm a sucker for that stuff!
 

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As Space Marine just got a free update for it's tenth anniversary, the multiplayer is finally alive again and I decided to return to the game, tackling the campaign and every mode.

After ten years, having last played the game as a teenager, I did not suspect it would age so well, especially how Relic managed to balance W40k's balls-to-the-wall premise with a simplistic, but sombre plot. Gameplay is still amazing - it is adeffinitive Space Marine power fantasy, with soundscape, animation and mechanics all tailored to recreate the feeling of running across a battlefield as an adamantium-clad mutant space knight.

After rereading the Blood of Kerensky trilogy by M. Stackpole I have also returned to Battletech. Amazing game, one of the best tacticals in recent years, with the only drawback being that the plot occurs long before the invasion of the Clans, which is, for me, the best timeline point in the setting.
 

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Space Marine was a good laugh. The orks always amused me. "Uh-oh boss, what do we do now?" "Just shout the IP, Grug!" "OK - Space Marine! Space Marine!"

I always find it slightly odd that people often talk of "beating" games instead of finishing them. Unless they're really linear, I tend to think of it as experiencing them. I don't see how you could "beat" something like Skyrim, unless you finished absolutely every mission in it.

Fallout 4 continues to be really good - I don't think it's the best RPG, shooter or building game, but every aspect in it is very good, and the combination of the makes it excellent.
 
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Ever play a Hideo Kojima game before? Much to like, but the man does have a thing for cutscenes.

Yeah, you can tell he wanted to be a movie director.

Way late to the party but I started on Elder Scrolls Skyrim last month and it's the only thing I'm playing at present. The history & lore is so deep, it still feels like I'm just scratching the surface of it. The combat controls felt weird and limited at first and it's probably what pushes many into stealth archery, but stealth is my favourite form of action game anyway.
 

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Mr too - I always found the stealth option easier and more enjoyable than just running in and hacking everything up. Stealth lets you take enemies out one at a time, but whenever I took a full-on approach, I ended up running away from a conga line of loads of enemies.
 

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Yeah, the scope of magic is cool in combat as well but it takes time to level up to the complex stuff, especially if you're not a high or dark elf.
 

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I am currently enjoying Horizon: Zero Dawn. It is a game set a couple+ hundred years into the future, after our global human society collapsed because of a technological disaster.

The main character's name is Aloy, which speaks to the most important aspect of the game; the fusion of the untamed wilderness with human innovation. It's a great game, exceptionally beautiful.
 

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Last night Fallout 4 provided this noir image:

Noir.jpg
 

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Some decent free games if you happen to have a Prime account - scroll to the bottom. Alien Isolation, Ghostrunner, Star Wars Squadrons, and a bunch of Wallace and Gromit games which probably aren't great but hey, it's Gromit :)

Epic Games also has Europa Universalis IV for free as well.
 

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I’m still playing Shadow Empire and have developed nuclear weapons. I’ve just nuked my first city with a short range ballistic missile as part of my planetary conquest plans. Unfortunately, I’m now having to research how to clean up the radioactive fallout before I move my forces in and enslave the surviving population.
 

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Metroid Dread

It's fantastic in just about every way but, unfortunately, my reactions are no longer as good as they were nearly 20 years ago when I was playing the Prime and GBA games :LOL:
 

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