What games are you playing now?

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Picked up type 4 and the PSP ridge Racer 2. Now I just need Rage Racer and I'll be happy. I also got Quake 2. I played that on the original PS1. It's nice with proper first person controls.
 
I'm surprised there were people who disliked Quake 2. I say that when I was reading Chat in a Twitch stream of Quake 2. I thought Q2 (and even Q1) is a thing of beauty. Maybe people thought Q2 wasn't as liked because its story was different from Q1, but I still enjoyed Q2. I'm hopeful you get to enjoy Q2 also.
 
I played GTR2 again, but now on my new PC, and now on my steering wheel. The experience is much different on a wheel than with my long time gaming with a controller. I am still fairly inexperienced using a steering wheel. Despite this, I progressively picked more capable cars and racing tougher tracks.
 
Finished Dave the Diver, good game but I was kinda glad to finish it, there's clearly lots I didn't see judging by the achievements I didn't get but I doubt I'll go back. Too many interruptions, if I didn't have to manually harvest crops that alone would've been a big improvement.

Moved on to the Quake 2 remaster, I've only gone through maybe three loading screens but it's already great, it's exactly how I remember it but at the same time I know it was a lot rougher-looking and I've got the rose-tinted glasses thing going on. Looking forward to playing more.

Edit: somehow managed to fit six hours of Quake 2 in between posting this yesterday and now, so that's that finished. It kind of falls apart at the end which is a shame but pretty normal for games of its time, actually it's arguably the first FPS with a proper plot, cutscenes and expository "dialogue", it felt reminiscent of Half-Life at times, so it's hardly surprising it didn't end on a high note (Half-Life didn't either!)

Only thing is it was over so quickly that I didn't have time to consider what to play next, I think it has to be something I already have installed so I can make some space - nobody needs a handheld console with 115 games installed.
 
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Picked up type 4 and the PSP ridge Racer 2. Now I just need Rage Racer and I'll be happy. I also got Quake 2. I played that on the original PS1. It's nice with proper first person controls.
I’d love it if Rage Racer somehow appeared on PSN, I think it’s the one game from that series I never played. I hear such good things about it, but it’s very hard to find. There’s a shop up the road from where I work that is full of old PS1 games, but it’s never there when I look.
 
Classic Racer Élite which is on promo on PSN for 8,99. A game made by a single person. 60 style hillclimb, timetrial game. Isn't thé most polished but fun Indeed.
 
Been playing Huntdown, which, according to people who've played Contra, is cyberpunk Contra - I don't think I've played it so I'll take their word for it. It starts out super easy and ramps up in difficulty quite quickly (as it would have to, it's a short game), the bosses are actually pretty good and innovative although the penultimate one was a bit dull and some others are too predictable to really be challenging, yet others start off hard and get easier which seems backwards.

I'm on the last level now so will likely be done with it by the end of the weekend, then I get the dubious thrill of finding the next game to play. Thinking either Mass Effect, Borderlands 2 or Kentucky Route Zero, but as ever it could be just about anything.
 
I’d love it if Rage Racer somehow appeared on PSN, I think it’s the one game from that series I never played. I hear such good things about it, but it’s very hard to find. There’s a shop up the road from where I work that is full of old PS1 games, but it’s never there when I look.
I loved Rage Racer back in the day. Not may tracks, but it had good progress for its time with new levels of tuning and new cars unlocking at leach level.
 
I’d love it if Rage Racer somehow appeared on PSN, I think it’s the one game from that series I never played. I hear such good things about it, but it’s very hard to find. There’s a shop up the road from where I work that is full of old PS1 games, but it’s never there when I look.

Copies are pretty common on Ebay. I wish there were more secondhand game shops about though, like there were in the 90’s and 00’s. There are in bigger cities I suppose but I’m out in the sticks. There is a CEX nearby but usually pretty slim pickings in there for real retro games. It is where I got my copy of Gran Turismo 5 though lol.
 
Copies are pretty common on Ebay. I wish there were more secondhand game shops about though, like there were in the 90’s and 00’s. There are in bigger cities I suppose but I’m out in the sticks. There is a CEX nearby but usually pretty slim pickings in there for real retro games. It is where I got my copy of Gran Turismo 5 though lol.
I’m lucky - I work in Darlington and there are two shops here jam packed with retro games (plus a CeX). I’ve never worked in a place as well catered for with old games in my life. One of them specialises in old PS1 and PS2 games, and yet I’ve never seen Rage Racer there. One day maybe.
 
Taking advantage of the Nintendo e-shop sale I purchased TNMT: Shredder's Revenge for ~18 eur and then got the Usagi Yojimbo DLC almost for free using the gold coins. TMNT was huge for me when I was a kid, I still have like 30+ original VHS tapes from back then at my parents. Usagi Yojimbo was what make me pull the trigger (well, the price tag too) because I was introduced to it by a roomie in college and fell in love with the saga since then. Played for a few days and I think it's like a 6/10 but easily a 8/10 if you are into the turtles. I haven't finished it yet but seems like it will be highly replayable.

And the reason why I haven't finished it yet is because I realized other game was also for sale for another 18 eur:



Pretty much the same I said for the TMNT game applies to this one I think (still early into it). I'm a huge fan of W40k since third edition so...

Two great fits for the Switch because of how good they look on portable mode IMO. Would recommend.
 
I’m lucky - I work in Darlington and there are two shops here jam packed with retro games (plus a CeX). I’ve never worked in a place as well catered for with old games in my life. One of them specialises in old PS1 and PS2 games, and yet I’ve never seen Rage Racer there. One day maybe.

Jammy git! I’m northwest, and there’s bugger all round ‘ere
 
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Starfield release has really screwed up Game Pass Cloud, so unless the game you want is installed, all weekend it's just been "Sorry long waiting times" - you don't even get an estimated time.
This is one of the issues with the "magical" cloud gaming. No one has played anything in the cloud except for Starfield for days, which means all the other publishers/developers are losing money!
And the Series S disk size becomes a MASSIVE issue.
 
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Microsoft said cloud gaming is such a small nice part of the gaming industry, no wonder their service isn't coping that well at present.

A cynic would suggest it'll magically improve once their ActiBlizz purchase is all complete and approved.
 
I, after many years of looking at it in my library and thinking "not today", finally started Hyper Light Drifter yesterday and I am TERRIBLE at it. Just beat a boss though so I'm either getting better or, like Huntdown before it, it knows I'm terrible and is secretly helping me out.

Edit: calling time on Hyper Light Drifter, I'm starting to realise that yes, I am still terrible, but it does too much to annoy me - every death is followed by a 5-ish second long animation of your character getting back up, the controls are annoying because you can chain dash but if you time it wrong there's a slight delay before you can dash again, you can get stuck on objects, enemy attacks can chain stun you to death too easily... It reminds me too much of the games I used to play as a kid that were extremely short and had to just be cheap and extremely difficult to keep you playing. I'm too old and have too little time to want to spend it like this.
 
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Excluding GT7, since I will get back onto it when the next meaningful update drops...


Currently Playing
Modern Warfare 2 (Ground War) w/ friends
Dark Souls 2 (When does it get good?)
Patapon 2
Dead Island 2

Want to get back into
Slime Rancher
Insurgency
Redout

Backlog
TES IV: Oblivion
Code Vein
Gravity Rush Remastered
Gravity Rush 2

Cooldown Games
Knot
Chess (Anti-Midas, Anti-Magnus)
 
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I've been playing a lot of Split/Seconds lately, and holy rubberbanding Batman! I'm usually tolerant with rubberbanding in racing games, but this is kind of pushing it.

Although it did make me nostalgic about Ridge Racer 6 for some reason. I'm installing it right now as I'm writing this.
Dark Souls 2 (When does it get good?)
Apparently the DLC areas are pretty good.

I say "apparently" because I never reached that part. After certain point I just rushed to the ending and never returned.
 
Dead Space on PS5, never played the original, so far it reminds me a bit of RE4.

More of a tense action game than a true survival horror game but really enjoying what I have played so far, the graphics, weapons and atmosphere are great, the story still hasn't quite clicked for me yet but I'm still early on in the game.
 
I just gave up on Starfield about 7 hours in, and much ado about nothing at that point. I'm enjoying The Crew Motorfest (Xbox Series X, PC) and Horizon Zero Dawn (PC). I'm looking forward to Lies of P, Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty, and Forza Motorsport (What a month!)
 
Got a Series X to play the new Forza when it's out, but jumped into Horizon 5 in the meantime. Happy my save data was still there since I got rid of my One X.

The graphics are slightly better from the One X but I am a little disappointed overall with the Series X simply because it has the exact same user interface and menus as the One so it does not feel new or "next gen". Happy to play the exclusive games at least.
 
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Started Subnautica: Below Zero today, runs well on my Deck (on the low preset, with AA turned off - haven't bothered to tinker, probably won't) and is so far the same great game Subnautica was, except without the mystery of the enormous crashed ship a stone's throw from the starting point. Currently looking for another table coral sample so I can make a vehicle thing, then hopefully I can make a sea truck to go, well, sea trucking in.
 
I noticed Resident Evil 4 Remake is on sale and decided to try it out, but I'm not sure if I'm enjoying it or not.

I'm just having trouble adjusting to how cumbersome it feels to play. It's cool that he can now strafe and backpedal even while aiming, but my god the speed. It's as if he's constantly afraid he might wake a sleeping kitten or something. Even OG Leon in all his tank control glory felt more snappy and responsive.

Parrying is cool addition but what attacks can be or should be parried doesn't really feel clear. Bosses could telegraph their attacks as much as 2001 Space Odyssey theme and it'd still hit me because what seemed like a parriable attack turned out to be not as parriable as I thought, or because I knew the attack was not parriable but the dude just would not get a move on with any sense of urgency.

I'd like to think it's all just learning experience, but I just made my way to the castle bit, which should mean I'm done with first third of the game already. I completed bossfight before that in a single attempt, which is miraculous because it was basically a turn-based war of attrition between who can facetank other's attack better.

Sorry for being ranty but I'm just here wondering what part of this is Standard in a Standard difficulty. Can't say I'm feeling very confident about what is to come later in the game...
 
Playing the Alan Wake Remaster to refresh my memory before the launch of the sequel. Played the original game at launch, what, 13 years ago? I only remember bits from the original, but the remaster is a good time. Pretty impressive game for the time, maybe a little underrated though.

The sequel is shaping up to be a great game in my opinion, can't wait. Remedy's previous game Control was fantastic, love what the studio does with their weird story telling and characters.
 

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