It's coming to the end of another week on planet Earth. More games have released, tons have seen updates and it's time for another chit-chat.
You might laugh but a lot of my time has been spent playing Troll Patrol, I've actually found myself somewhat hooked by it. The simplicity of match-3 gameplay with a dash of RPG elements makes for quite a fun brew. I'm genuinely surprised by how fun it actually is and it seems the PC release has gone firmly under the radar with only one single user review on Steam.
I will also fully admit that Planetary Annihilation: TITANS has pulled me back in too. While the addition of a Unicorn commander was a little amusing, I found myself wanting to go back and throw an entire moon at someone. Such a huge RTS, the scale of it is crazy and it's really wonderful to see the newer developer (Planetary Annihilation Inc took over from Uber Ent) keep polishing the experience.
There's also a fair bit of Titanfall 2. I can't tell you how happy I am that it works so well on Linux with Steam Play Proton. It seems the Steam release has given the 2016 shooter an entirely new life, who would have thought? It's repeatedly breaking new player records too with over 11 thousand online in it right now.
Over to you in the comments again: what have you been playing and what are you clicking on across the weekend?
Mars Power Industries First Job is a demo/free game for their Deluxe version. I've been giving that a go, too.
I've been checking out a lot of game play footage to see if I like various titles, e.g. Stranded Deep, Dying Light: Hellraid dlc, The Enchanted Cave 2, and others.
And a bit of shapez.io.
- The Backrooms
Northgard - The missions are getting a little repetitive now. Still enjoying it, but I'm having to get in the mood to play it. I've found that if I stop mid-level, and come back to it later, I lose all the momentum I'd been building up and I don't fare so well, so I try to get each mission done in one sitting. Managing scouts is still a pain in the arse.
I think it is one of my favourite games from the past and I am sad that the team didn't make any more in the genre (DS spinoff ignored). I also own it on PS2 and PS3, but playing with the Steam controller is very nice.
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