What have you been playing recently and what do you think about it?

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It's been quite some time since we last had an open discussion about what you've all been playing recently. Let's get things going again.

We've almost finished the second month of 2020, we've had tons of Linux games that have released this year already and a huge amount more on the way. Now with the rise of game streaming, Steam Play Proton and more options appearing constantly there's never a shortage of gaming to be had.

Personally, I've been getting back into the deck-builder Faeria (Humble/Steam).

With the big recent patch, it gave me a new reason to pick it up and I had honestly forgotten just how good the gameplay is. Building the board as you go really does spice up the usual turn-based tactics, as does the single-player content that's quite plentiful. Gamepad support that was recently added has also made it more accessible than ever. Crafting a good deck of cards is always the hard part but Faeria is fun to learn.

So, over to you: what have you been playing recently and what do you think about it?

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jens 23 Feb, 2020
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When time permits, Hitman 2 and Assetto Corsa Competizione, both Steam Play. The later one is such a cool racer. Single player works perfectly after some tinkering for Media Foundation stuff. Online multiplayer works acceptable. The game stutters a bit when people join or leave a session. According to te ACC forum this happens on Windows too, but the effect seems (much) worse on Linux. Fortunately the actual races are mostly free of stuttering since usually nobody joins or leaves.

Next on my list: Life is Strange BTS and 2.

Last edited by jens on 23 February 2020 at 7:13 pm UTC
furaxhornyx 23 Feb, 2020
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I am currently playing Greedfall, after finishing Blasphemous ("bad" ending, so I will have to try to get the "good" one").

Next in my playlist are either Slay the Spire with the new character, Dead Cells with the Bad Seed DLC, or Wizard of Legend with the new Lightning boss.

And of course, next session with friends will be with Unrailed!

Oh, and I have to do a third run on Elex too, and probably a 2nd run on Greedfall... Decisions, decisions :P
Eike 23 Feb, 2020
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Quoting: RaabenPlayed through to the full ending of Later Alligator. The gameplay loop and puzzles weren't much to write home about but the animation and short story were amusing enough for me.

I didn't know it has a "full" ending. Wonder of that motivates me to play the rest of the stuff...
axredneck 23 Feb, 2020
Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl with Долг: Философия войны mod. Good mod.
Also replaying TNT Evilution addon for Doom II on high difficulty with GZDoom. Nostalgia.

Last edited by axredneck on 23 February 2020 at 7:32 pm UTC
Raaben 23 Feb, 2020
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Quoting: RaabenPlayed through to the full ending of Later Alligator. The gameplay loop and puzzles weren't much to write home about but the animation and short story were amusing enough for me.

I didn't know it has a "full" ending. Wonder of that motivates me to play the rest of the stuff...

All it needs for that is gathering all the family (aka winning all the mini games), no need for collecting all the puzzle pieces. Of course you could always skip another playthrough and watch it up online.
Shmerl 23 Feb, 2020
Quoting: DaiKaiser9370 hours in playing The Witcher 3 via Lutris

Join TW3 thread to share your experience :)
Botonoski 23 Feb, 2020
I've been playing Kingdom Come Deliverance through wine + dxvk. It runs fairly well, and I'm enjoying it far more than I expected, I regret not buying it a year earlier as I've been missing out on what's essentially a hardcore elder scrolls experience. Everything is just so fleshed out, I've been spending most of my time making potions and strangling random homeless people until they fall unconscious.
clatterfordslim 23 Feb, 2020
I've just been playing the hell out of Resident Evil 2 Remake in Proton, it runs flawlessly on my build. Trying to find all the Raccoons and all of the other collectibles. Like a lot of AAA games once you take away the cut scenes and just go to the end of the game, it's about an hour of game play. In my view playing this title in Linux is far smoother than on anything else. I just like watching Claire and Ada running around in their tight clothes. If you actually explore everything, you get to find some pretty good stuff, plus the longevity increases. I'm addicted to this game at the moment. Picked up Plague Innocence and it works out of the box, which will be my next game to conquer.

Last edited by clatterfordslim on 23 February 2020 at 8:36 pm UTC
dvd 23 Feb, 2020
Quoting: JJNovaI have been bouncing back and forth between Urban Terror and Deponia. I bought all of the Deponia games years ago for a few bucks each, and just started going through my backlog.

Urban Terror on the other hand, is always installed and ready to go at a moments notice. I'm quite excited for the next release and hope it happens in 2020.

Any advice on finding active servers/times? After a 4-5 years break i recently installed it again, and found the servers dead by comparison. I'm quite excited for the new game too, but i kind of don't believe they make the new release anytime soon, due to the weird development model they are using, where even as they are making a free game and a for profit one they do not open their project up.
kaiman 23 Feb, 2020
Been playing F1 2017 a lot lately, with mixed feelings. Hadn't played a Formula One game since Geoff Crammond stopped making them, but last year I suddenly felt the urge. So I got the latest one running natively, drove some laps and then all but forgot about it. When staying home with a cold in January, I decided to finally start my championship career. At first I was a bit dismayed at all the fluff that surrounds the actual race, but by now I think it's the most enjoyable part of the game. I kinda wish for a steering wheel and pedals (my old set has long since been trashed), but it seems an excessive investment for just one game, so a gamepad must make do. It's bearable, given the more arcade-like driving model, but not optimal.

The one area where I am disappointed is stability. The game doesn't have any issues while on track, but it likes to crash once a session is complete. So far it did do its autosave in time, so it was only a minor nuisance, but today of all days I lost half an hour of excellent racing :-(. (I redid it and came out even one position higher, but it just wasn't the same). Not sure if the game is to blame, though; might also be the graphics driver, as it's always a Vulkan error that comes up.

Anyway, now that I am hooked, I'd absolutely buy a newer release, if Feral ever decided to make another port. Maybe F1 2020 ... ? :).

Last edited by kaiman on 23 February 2020 at 8:56 pm UTC
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