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What have you been playing recently, come tell your thoughts

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It's the weekend and it has again been a while since we had a community talking point article, so here we are!

Time to make a cup of your favourite brew, put on some headphones, turn the volume up and get some serious gaming done. The question is though: what play button do we click on? What game eats up all of our time?

For a lot of people that will be a stupid question as the answer is probably…Valheim. It certainly is for me, as it's an absolutely fantastic experience. In my own play-through, the second boss has recently been defeated after a casual 50+ hours and it just keeps on getting better. So much to see and do, so much to discover and get excited about.

If you're interested, a developer on Twitter made a thread about some Valheim performance troubles and it's an interesting little read. Now that Iron Gate have plenty of monies from over 6 million sales, hopefully they can get someone in to go through the game and optimize it some more.

Valheim has sucked me in so much so that I've not had much time to go back to the also excellent Loop Hero, which is sat in my library begging to be played. It feels good to have so many great games waiting though!

Over to you in the comments: what have you been playing recently? Do tell us your thoughts on it.

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Assassins Creed. I bought Origins and Odyssey on sale, enjoyed the first few hours of Origins so much I went back and bought/played 3 up: 3 is ok, BF amazing (Matt Ryan is da best), Rogue decent, Unity excellent, Syndicate utter garbage, Origins may be my fave game ever, Odyssey (5 hours in) so far so good

Unfortunately I'm having a weird eye issue where my vision spins for a few minutes, which started while watching an Odyssey cutscene. If that continues I'll call the Dr
Quoting: Mindus_Amitiel_DebsinI have been playing The Elder Scrolls Online, which I have been playing on and off since the beta. I was previously playing in Lutris, but it was unstable no matter the configuration.
I asked some questions and got a very excellent response from "class101 [Linux]", who showed I how to play non-Steam-ESO in the Steam version of the game, along with screenshot and addons support!
My Steam Forum Post, with Soution

I plan on doing a write-up to this, to help others, when I have some more free time.

I played a *lot* of ESO until maybe 6 months ago. My old PC was pretty much literally just an ESO terminal... then I stopped after the utterly butchery of the Vampire skill lines & Mythic items. I'm tempted to return periodically, since I still have 11 max CP characters and well over 5mill gold in the bank
Slackdog 27 Mar
Streets of rage 4, Doom 2016 and horizon chase turbo mostly :)
kokoko3k 27 Mar
Quoting: CatKillerI've been trying to clear some of my backlog.

Monkey Island
Monkey Island 2
Monkey Island 3

About ten minutes of Monkey Island 4 before I gave up on it.

Full Throttle
Whispering Willows
Grim Fandango
Helium Rain
CAT Interstellar
Near Death
Sigma Theory
Jotun

My little one's been playing Minecraft, Qube 2, Contraption Maker, Slime Rancher, Pikuniku, and Area 86. He's also decided that he really wants to play Tacoma, which I'd lined up as my next one to play through, but I'm trying to gently discourage that, since I suspect it will get grim at some point.
Which one do you liked most?
For me, it was Monkey 2


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CatKiller 27 Mar
Quoting: kokoko3kwhat do you liked most?

It's hard to say. The LucasArts adventures are, I think, the best games ever made. But I'd played them before. I hadn't played through the remasters, though, which is why they were in my backlog.

The ones I play with my little one are an amazing experience because I'm playing them with my little one. Solving puzzles and exploring game worlds is great, but watching a five year old solve puzzles and explore game worlds is a whole other level.

Either way, there's a ton of great gaming to be done on Linux, and that's the main thing.
cdnr1 27 Mar
star sector they have a new update
Botonoski 28 Mar
I've been playing Mad Max, saw it for $5 so I figured why not. I kinda hate the gameplay to be honest, it's like a hodgepodge of all the AAA games that I'm not fond of. However, the setting is compelling enough for me to stick to it for the time being.
I think my dinky HP RX 460 GPU is failing. Display keeps shutting off randomly during games/rendering and stays off for anywhere between 5-30 seconds, happens both in Linux and Windows. This is quite possibly the worst time for a GPU failure.


Last edited by Botonoski on 28 March 2021 at 2:49 am UTC
Hamish 28 Mar
Finally trying my hand at some of the Mission Packs for Quake, and Scourge of Armagon has been impressing me so far. Honestly finding it to be a pleasant break after I slogged through the original four id Software episodes in preparation for my next article. Levelord does not disappoint.

EDIT: A little disappointed to learn that Scourge of Armagon has a new soundtrack which was not included with the retail Quake: The Offering package. I might be able to burn my own disc from the GOG.com version to use though.


Last edited by Hamish on 28 March 2021 at 7:38 am UTC
You won't believe--Master of Orion . . . I. Played a game of II, then thought I'd go super nostalgic and try I. It's not bad. I'm finding Dosbox faintly annoying (scratchy music, cursor position jumps around sometimes, can't use Alt Tab), wishing I had the mojo to install Boxtron or that Boxtron had become mainstream enough that it would just be in the software centre or in Steam by default.

Also Civ VI. Tried a game where I just pretended religion didn't exist so I could keep my precious District slots for other things. Worked pretty damned well, I totally kicked ass. Hadn't noticed before how in Civ VI, you crush one measly opponent in the early-mid game, and the others hate your guts right into the space age even though you weren't even the one to start the war. It just gets pathetic when the king of the vikings spends half his time denouncing you for being a warmonger for a couple thousand years over one conquest. Overall I think I like V better--the districts in VI are interesting, but between districts and wonders and housing it starts getting really annoying how much of your productive real estate they use up.
kokoko3k 28 Mar
Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: kokoko3kwhat do you liked most?

It's hard to say. The LucasArts adventures are, I think, the best games ever made. But I'd played them before. I hadn't played through the remasters, though, which is why they were in my backlog.

The ones I play with my little one are an amazing experience because I'm playing them with my little one. Solving puzzles and exploring game worlds is great, but watching a five year old solve puzzles and explore game worlds is a whole other level.

Either way, there's a ton of great gaming to be done on Linux, and that's the main thing.
Have to quote every single line in your post, sharing your childhood games with your children is a priceless experience.
I tried to make she play with the oroginal version of monkey 1 and 2, but she preferred the remaster (she was 5, i think).
But now that she's 8, she's enjoying undertale, so maybe i will try again with scummvm in the future:)


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