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What have you been playing? Have a Sunday chat with us

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Another week comes to a close and there's been a number of fun releases lately - so come have another community chat in the comments about what you've been playing.

For me here, to I'm sure no surprise, there's been a rather lot of Metro Exodus since it's now released for Linux. Quite a beauty this one, another game where (like Valheim), I find myself taking screenshots constantly because some of the scenes are just awesome or completely surprising.

Here's a few fun shots of it in my travels so far (click to enlarge):

4A Games and Deep Silver managed to do a Linux port that does perform very well. However, it's not without issues. It eats ram for breakfast, lunch and dinner - there's what seems to be a memory leak somewhere which has been seen across both AMD and NVIDIA. We've been told they have confirmed the issue in support tickets - so they are aware it's a problem.

No doubt I will be returning to Valheim once this is finished with…

Voxel Tycoon is also sucking up some of my time, it's capturing me in a way that other building, management and logistical sims haven't before. The thought of building up through an endless work is quite enticing to get everything working together.

Over to you: what have you been playing recently and what are your thoughts on it? Give over your latest and greatest recommendations to fellow GOL readers.

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acejavelin Apr 18, 2021
Already played through Metro Exodus under Proton, so haven't revisited it yet, but it's on my "when I get time" list.

This week I have mostly been playing Batman Arkham Knight after getting the entire Batman series on sale on Steam a few months ago and finishing Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. They run fairly well but I have to disable or unplug my second monitor or the game shows up on the wrong screen.

Still dabbling with Cyberpunk (in Windows ) and playing Dying Light off and on, eagerly awaiting the new Dying Light 2 even if it will be Windows only.

Distro: Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon
CPU: Ryzen 5 3600
GPU: Nvidia GTX 980 Ti
Storage: 1TB NVMe drive and a 3TB HDD (games are installed on the spinning rust)
Xpander Apr 18, 2021
Metro Exodus - Native - ~7 hours of played. Zero issues. Performs good and looks amazing. Story is a bit meh at first, but it picks up. The worst is to get used to the weird english with russian accent.. i could switch to russian with subtitles but then its hard to understand when enemies on the camp talking about your positions :)
Love the gunplay. pretty immersive.

Gameplay from start of the game:

Warhammer Online: Return of Reckoning - wine/dxvk - My Go to PvP MMORPG.

Hired Ops - proton - Free to play Shooter, looks like older call of duty games... made few matches..seems Okaish so far

Gameplay of first Match:

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OG SWAT RV@Linux Apr 18, 2021
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I tried Metro Exodus. No chance...
Always after the Intro, it crashed to the Desktop.

Config :
Manjaro Gnome
Locale german
Core i7 2600, 8GB RAM
NVidia GTX 1060 6GB / NVidia 460.67

BUT , wit Proton it runs smooth, BUT I dont want to play it with Proton...

So I have fun with X3 Albion Prelude !
Keyrock Apr 18, 2021
GreedFall via Proton. I'm a Eurojank RPG connoisseur and I'm pretty impressed so far. Definitely Spiders' best effort so far.
Kuduzkehpan Apr 18, 2021
Metro Exodus works like a charm except (i got only resolution aspect bug fixed it with file permissions on user.cfg file)
Withcer 3 yes "He is a fookin legend" with proton it works better than on windows for me.
Counter-Strike GO as usual.
Albion online for some dungeon and arena team combat
Hereos of storm as moba

Guild Wars 2 for True MMORPG i like it so much. very fun with cousins and friends
Joeg1484 Apr 18, 2021
Metro Exodus here... I have also been playing through HL Alyx on Linux. Both games run great and very immersive! Welp... Back to it :-D
seamoose Apr 18, 2021
Just finished Gato Roboto (really good short Metroidvania) and have started Dishonored 2, for real this time since I've already started it a couple of times before just to try it out. It's tougher than the first game, which I really liked, and I'm again going for a clean hands & ghost run on hard difficulty (F5, F9, F5, F9, ad nauseam...)

Also recently finished the main Desperados III campaign, another great game from Mimimi, and started playing the DLC and Baron challenges. It's too much of a good thing though, so I'm putting it aside for a while and will come back to finish it in a few months when I've got the itch again. On the other hand, it made me start replaying Shadow Tactics on hard to get (most of...) the achievements I missed on my first playthrough years ago.

Started Tales From The Borderlands as a prelude to playing the Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary DLC in Borderlands 2. I'm not sure why, but Telltale games can't seem to hold my attention very well. I've been a point & click adventure game fan for decades but there's just not enough interactivity in Telltale games.

Finally, still occasionally playing through Divinity: Original Sin 2 in coop with my daughter, which I estimate we will finish a couple of years before the heat death of the universe...

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scaine Apr 18, 2021
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I've been playing a bunch of Metro Exodus, but the memory leak crashes to me desktop every 30 minutes or so, so I'm largely disappointed. Looks like a great game, but tedious having to constantly restart. They obviously didn't test anything, at all, unless there's some weird Pop nuance that causes this. However, their support responded to my ticket confirming an AMD memory leak, so hopefully there's a fix next week.

So I spent my time finishing Spiritfarer. Amazing, joyous, heart-warming, and ultimately quite sad experience. Highly recommend that. It reminds me a little of the excellent proton-only title Wandersong.

Otherwise, just Noita, just like always. I've opted into the beta now and the amount of new content there is just insane. Nolla are kings, just gutted they didn't do a native version, even if the proton version is seamless.
robvv Apr 18, 2021
I've been playing Edge of Eternity on both Linux beta (some input lag and crashes) and through Proton. There's a new Linux build just released so I will check that out soon, though the Proton version is really responsive with very few hitches even on high settings.

It's a good old (J)RPG with story, exploring, crafting and plenty of side-quests :-)
Feist Apr 18, 2021
I just finished playing through Deus Ex: Revision, which is the improved/massively modded version of the original "Deus Ex: GotY". That was a game that had been in my backlog for faaar too long.

Despite having played through "Deus Ex: Human Revolution", "Mankind Divided" and even "The Fall", I had never actually played all the way through the famous original in the series before. I had started to play it a couple of times during the years but it was always interrupted for some reason or other before I got very far.

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