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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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toojays Feb 23, 2020
I'm mostly playing Divinity: Original Sin 2. I'm doing some final mopping up in Driftwood. Just going to clear out the Mill before I move on to the next act. It's a great game, and works really well for couch play via Steam Link + controller, which is how I'm playing it. The only downside for me is its epic length. It puts me off getting Pathfinder: Kingmaker in this month's Humble Choice (which I paused) since I don't feel I will need another 100 hour+ RPG in my life for a year or so after this. Especially since I'm also playing Breath of the Wild on Switch during my commutes, and I have unfinished playthroughs of Pillars of Eternity and Witcher 3 hanging around.

When I want a break from Original Sin 2 I'm working my way through Whispers of a Machine. I've just completed the first day. It's decent, but so far I'm not enjoying it as much as say, Unavowed, or Lamplight City. I still want to find out what happens though, so will stick at it.
scaine Feb 23, 2020
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Well, thanks to g000h, I discovered that the Fate Hunters devs have moved on from the publisher they used for that game and they... recreated Fate Hunters under a new title called Dreamgate. So I bought that on Saturday and played a few hours. Great game, but still a bit rough around the edges in terms of balance. It's basically a Fate Hunters reskin at the moment, but they have plans to extend it significantly.

Played a bit of 7 Days to Die on stream with Sin and Ehvis. That was fun. And thanks to Sin, I'm also now playing Terraria again! So much depth to that game, it's actually kind of overwhelming.

Finally, I finished Starcom Nexus. At least, it's as finished as I care to play. Great game, fun space battles, but the lack of a useful map makes the final 5 hours or so a bit of a grind and frankly, I gave up caring to play on, although I still had some un-finished missions. Recommended, but it's shame about that final quarter.
Faalagorn Feb 24, 2020
Spec Ops: The Line; I'm finally getting to complete this after hearing probably too much (spoilers!), and I'm surprised how well it runs given it's just OpenGL :)
STiAT Feb 24, 2020
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Wine/DXVK). Probably the best RPG I played in a long time, very unexpected. Though, can be rough around the edges... but I am having the best time in a game in a long time.

Last Game I enjoyed that much was probably DA:O.

Last edited by STiAT on 24 February 2020 at 12:44 am UTC
Cloversheen Feb 24, 2020
Hmm.. Recently Hearts of Iron: IV have been back in rotation, especially the fabulous "Old World Blues" mod, and I am reasonably hyped for the new expansion coming on Tuesday.

Other than that I've really enjoyed finally getting to play Zelda: Wind Waker through the Dolphin emulator. My TV did not really like the Game Cube version for some reason and made a flickering mess for that game, so never got to play it. Works surprisingly great, and with an HD texture mod it looks gorgeous!

Finally, the Bethesda sale on GOG got me Wolfenstein: The New Order & The Old Blood so I've also been nasty to Nazis, but I felt that was justified, though I did feel a bit bad after spotting a soldier had put up a drawing his young child made him. Poor kid.
Tiedemann Feb 24, 2020
A few games from the last week:

Perky Little Things - Very weird hidden object like game. Gave a copy to Samsai but he refused to stream it :P

X4: Foundations - Following the betas and having fun with it.

MMORPG Tycoon 2 - Needs more content but I really like it.

Wildermyth - Not my type of game but I like the look and feel of it.

MachiaVillain - Pretty limited compared to RimWorld etc. but I enjoyed it while it lasted.
JJNova Feb 24, 2020
Quoting: dvdAny 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.

I don't know anything about their for-profit game. I have seen their updates for Urban Terror 5, but I've stopped expecting it anytime soon. They are currently doing alpha tests on it with community members.

There are active servers at all times of day. After starting it up, click on "Play Online" and then at the bottom left you can click on "Get New List". I sort by players so I can see which ones have the most people on them, but occasionally I sort by ping just so I'm not at a major disadvantage.
JJNova Feb 24, 2020
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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.

Wow Urban Terror, I played so much of this game in the past. I lost interest when they did the major rework, took forever. Is it back to being as good as it was before?

I have been playing it on and off for so long now, I can't honestly remember. I do know that they are testing the alpha of the newest release, which updates the engine and looks significantly better. They have a developer blog and youtube channel that shows off the visual differences and modeling improvements. I'm excited for it, just because it will be a major change to play a game that looks like it's from 2013 instead of 1999.
Orkultus Feb 24, 2020
Been playing Dying Light recently. It had been a while since i tried it, and after i started it up, i noticed that the performance had gotten way way better. I am also loving this new story mode feature.
iiari Feb 24, 2020
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Quoting: igimenezHi Liam! i was playing Pioneer, and really love it. It is a game very unpolished and with a lot of rough edges, but can be nice when you want something relaxing to play
Wow, Pioneer as in Frontier Elite 2? It warms my heart tremendously to know that no matter how much computing, or games, or the whole world for that matter changes, there's always Frontier out there to play to sink into and escape... Is it still being actively developed? Does it have a community?

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