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magnusbernhardsen wrote: July 20th, 2022, 1:13 pm Finally the DLC for Forza Horizon 5 arrived, so playing that. And recently I did a playthrough of Route 96. I really enjoyed that - a kinda roguelike point and click adventure in a dystopia where you need to escape from not-USA to not-at-all-Canada.
Game Pass Subscriber as well? :D I have Route 96 downloaded, but still have some titles in the backlog.
Played the FH5 DLC a bit today, but waiting for tomorrow for the temperatures to drop to really dive into it. Are you satisfied with it being Hot Wheels again?
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Traveller wrote: July 20th, 2022, 3:15 pm Game Pass Subscriber as well? :D I have Route 96 downloaded, but still have some titles in the backlog.
Played the FH5 DLC a bit today, but waiting for tomorrow for the temperatures to drop to really dive into it. Are you satisfied with it being Hot Wheels again?
I actually haven't played FH3, so I haven't tried Hit Wheels before. I also haven't played with the actual toy cars, so there's no nostalgia for them for me. But I like the DLC so far - it is good there is a system for advanceing from B -> X class.
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magnusbernhardsen wrote: July 20th, 2022, 3:45 pm
Traveller wrote: July 20th, 2022, 3:15 pm Game Pass Subscriber as well? :D I have Route 96 downloaded, but still have some titles in the backlog.
Played the FH5 DLC a bit today, but waiting for tomorrow for the temperatures to drop to really dive into it. Are you satisfied with it being Hot Wheels again?
I actually haven't played FH3, so I haven't tried Hit Wheels before. I also haven't played with the actual toy cars, so there's no nostalgia for them for me. But I like the DLC so far - it is good there is a system for advanceing from B -> X class.
Even though I played FH3 and the DLC and was at first disappointed of another Hot Wheels DLC, with the bit of time I spent on the new DLC so far, it really is just fun. I like the progression as well - the base game was too generous and had none really.
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I'm still wrapping up Elden Ring and therefore have no time for anything else, but has anyone else played the cat game yet? (aka Stray?)

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outdoorcats wrote: July 21st, 2022, 11:23 am I'm still wrapping up Elden Ring and therefore have no time for anything else, but has anyone else played the cat game yet? (aka Stray?)
Nah, I don't have Playstation. But I love all the tweets of cats watching people play Stray!
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magnusbernhardsen wrote: July 21st, 2022, 1:43 pm
outdoorcats wrote: July 21st, 2022, 11:23 am I'm still wrapping up Elden Ring and therefore have no time for anything else, but has anyone else played the cat game yet? (aka Stray?)
Nah, I don't have Playstation. But I love all the tweets of cats watching people play Stray!
It doesn’t feel there is much more to say on that game anyway.
(It’s on PC too)
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hurluberlu wrote: July 21st, 2022, 3:17 pm (It’s on PC too)
Oh, OK - I see it is on Steam. Might get it then!
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outdoorcats wrote: July 21st, 2022, 11:23 am I'm still wrapping up Elden Ring and therefore have no time for anything else, but has anyone else played the cat game yet? (aka Stray?)
I have the game. Planning on playing it on my next day off.
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I started playing Stray last night but didn't get very far as we went out but it was starting to get pretty cool at the point I left it. It seems to be nicely paced, as soon as it starts to feel too repetitive it adds a little extra. Pretty game and cute cats.

I also started playing Dinkum and I do love my farm RPG style games and this one has been pretty fun and nice so far. I like all the Aussie stuff about it too. People described it as a mix of Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley, Minecraft, My Time at Portia etc. Back in around 2006-ish I remember looking EVERYWHERE for all tycoon or simulation style games available and was so disappointed and I am so happy that those kinds of games are in style at the moment. I came across a video on Youtube that was like 15 coolest farm RPG games coming out this year and it's like FINALLY. I guess all the other people my age who wanted those types of games 15 years ago are finally making them :)

I finished Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order a while and loved it. I ended up having to decrease the difficulty from normal to story mode because it was getting frustrating at times and I liked it so much more. Combat is basically my least favourite thing in any game and it just cut out some of the grind (and also some boss battle combat was annoyingly finicky). I played with headphones for the first time ever as my bf was working night shift at the time and I've fallen in love with headphones after being deadset against them my whole life. It was so much more immersive and now I wear headphones all the time for everything. But anyway awesome game and had so much fun with it.
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I flipped all the houses in House Flipper and decided to move on. So now I'm playing A Story About My Uncle, a first-person grappling hook-style platformer (like a 3D Bionic Commando with no combat), which is pretty good so far. I also played through the visual novel Clannad: Side Stories which had some nice additions to the original Clannad stories.
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dirty_score wrote: July 21st, 2022, 7:24 pm
outdoorcats wrote: July 21st, 2022, 11:23 am I'm still wrapping up Elden Ring and therefore have no time for anything else, but has anyone else played the cat game yet? (aka Stray?)
I have the game. Planning on playing it on my next day off.
Finally got around to it. It's a very simple but charming game. The first part/hub is the most interesting. the puzzles aren't difficult and the stealth sections are a bit lame that you can rush through it. It's a nice game to chill for an afternoon.

Also played (and finished) As Dusk Falls which is a choose your own adventure graphical/visual novel made by ex-quantic dream devs. The story and the characters weren't really interesting but I did like most of the outcomes and the conclusion that depended on my choices. It's far from the best Telltale game but far from the worst too.
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According to HowLongtoBeat.com, even completionists only take 130 hours or so to beat Elden Ring. Took me about 188 hours. Loved every second of it. Even 160 hours in, I still found new areas that made my jaw drop with how insanely beautiful and detailed they were. The two standouts being the first time you enter Leyndell, and just the entirety of Miquella's Haligtree. Surely this has the best art direction in the history of video games? As well as a strong contender, perhaps winner, for the most aesthetically beautiful.

Is it my favorite game of all time? Well, Sekiro was technically more perfect, and had more fun/satisfying combat and gameplay. :think: Not sure right now.

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I recently finished the puzzle adventure game Roki which was pretty good. Decided to start playing Katamari Damacy Re-roll. Very satisfying rolling stuff up into a big ball. I wish there was an easier to unlock non-timed mode though.

I've also been playing through Control. Really good stuff. I've enjoyed pretty much everything I've played from Remedy Studios so far.
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My August in games:

Marvel's Spider-man Remastered is the newest PC port from Playstation ex-clusive. I have memories of my first Spider-man game being the 2000 one from the PS1 era and while I didn't get very far, this one I managed to finish but while it was fun swinging through NY, it just didn't click with me. Another good port from Nixxes though.

Then I looked for something shorter and silly and the result is House Party, an adult sex comedy videogame. It's damn funny, stupid and cringe at the same time. I finished most of the quests but even for some I needed a guide. There's not an ending exactly, as far I know. So I left the game when it wasn't amusing anymore.

Finally decided to venture through Silent Hill and finish the oldest games in my backlog. It was never a series I gave much thought, even if played a little bit of the first game back in the PS1. Silent Hill 2 is considered the best one among fans and it's more a psychological thriller while Silent Hill 3, the direct sequel to the first, it's more actionery with a great horror atmosphere so I ended up enjoying this one more out of the two. Most fans believe that 4 or after 4, the series went downhill so I stopped at 3.

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Currently, I'm halfway through Lust from Beyond, an adult horror walking simulator with stealth sections and a few puzzles. It reminds me a bit of Outlast and it's not as bad as people made it out to be. The erotic realm of Lusst'ghaa has a lush design based on the works of Lovecraft and HR Ginger.
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Been playing Temtem last couple of days. Pretty fun. Basically a Pokémon clone but I love Pokémon so it’s good for me. Review bombing coz of a battle pass has been happening to it but it’s purely cosmetic stuff and it’s not in your face so idc. But yea is good.
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I finished up with Control and started playing Maneater. Pretty fun open world shark game.

I've also started playing Omori, a very Earthbound-ish RPG. really good so far.
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Finished Little Orpheus, a platform game in the vein of Limbo/Inside but less demanding. It's very straightforward actually and very easy. Its short runtime makes it for a nice lazy afternoon play.
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Darkside Detective is next up for me.
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No offense but that "I compiled a list of the most popular video games of all time" post is pure cringe, cause I'm 100% sure if I replaced the word "games" with "films" I'd be bullied on this forum. Still an interesting list though, but I find that a lot of those games are gonna be seen as outdated quite soon.

Speaking of outdated, I wanted to try out something slightly newer, so I'm playing Saboteur. It is the era of games that I hate, and has all the annoying tropes of the era, but I was curious to see if its heavy use of style would make it age better. I would say that is the case, but it's not really enough to make it a good game. Also, it's hilarious how the opening tells you to use the nude DLC.
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Pretentious Hipster wrote: September 27th, 2022, 10:17 pm No offense but that "I compiled a list of the most popular video games of all time" post is pure cringe, cause I'm 100% sure if I replaced the word "games" with "films" I'd be bullied on this forum. Still an interesting list though, but I find that a lot of those games are gonna be seen as outdated quite soon.
Which games do you think will be seen as outdated soon?

I would be interested in seeing a "most popular films" list, but it would probably be similar to the Empire list, so I'm not sure if it's worth it.
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Actually an interesting question lol as I wanted to make this list. What I think about fan-made lists is that they'll focus on a) generational nostalgia, and b) games that were considered mindblowing on a technical aspect back when it came out, but it had nothing else to go for it, so it'll just be outdated after a while.

The Last of Us
Skyrim
Red Dead Redemption
GTA V
Oblivion
Batman: Arkham City
Assassin's Creed II
Halo 3
Splatoon
The Walking Dead: Season 1
Dragon Age: Origins
Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2
Fallout 3 (New Vegas will probably stay popular though)
Borderlands 2

I was thinking of Bioshock, Journey, and Uncharted 2, but that's probably more debatable.

I haven't played the Dragon Quest games yet, but having that many in the end looks kind of sketchy. Most likely the same with Final Fantasy as well.

I also do think the fact that quite a few of the older games still being there is a testament against the anti-recency bias, but at the same time the fact that there's like 3 NES games means that the generational nostalgia is there.

I think this will make a fun discussion.
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