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

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It's question time once again, time to tell the world what you've been playing and let us know if it's worth getting.

I've actually been really enjoying Sid Meier's Civilization VI with the new expansion, it's far more addictive than I originally thought. While I previously got bored with it after a few rounds, that's no longer the case.

The disasters system with climate change adds so much to the game to seriously make it that much more interesting. Soon my English army shall take over what's left of the world…

In regards to the performance of the port (which isn't great in the later game), Aspyr Media did say this on Reddit:

The answer is actually not technical, but simply bandwidth. Frankly, it was a valentines miracle to get Linux out along-side Windows in a playable state that we were happy with AND cross platform. There will be time for optimizations once the dust settles, and we will continue to optimize for as long as we work on the product. For Civ V, that was years.

As for other games, I still can't pull myself away from Rocket League. Now that I have a few hundred hours in it, the amount of tricks I can pull off is increasing all the time, once you get to grips with some aerial maneuvers the game certainly opens up a bit.

Another shout out to Streets of Rogue, still one of my absolute favourite indie games. The amount of time I'be put into this is nuts. Probably one of the funniest games I've ever played with friends. Absolutely check it out if you haven't and do have a look at our video of it!

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tomlowshang 17 February 2019 at 4:29 pm UTC
Field of Glory II via Steam Play is my current favourite. It needs a config file tweak but works flawlessly after that. Multiplayer is very active and the publisher organizes frequent official tournaments.
soulsource 17 February 2019 at 4:30 pm UTC
I've played through Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption, and must say it's really funny, although it has its lengths if one manages to miss some side-quests and doesn't know what to do...

Now that all mods I play with are compatible with KSP 1.6.1, I've decided to dig it out again. It's still one of the best games out there.

Apart from that I'm still spending an unreasonable amount of time moving cards around in Cultist Simulator.
adamhm 17 February 2019 at 4:32 pm UTC
einherjarSadly I couldn't use my Witcher 1 savegames. Seems not to work, because I bought TW1 and GOG and TW2 on steam :-(
officernice 17 February 2019 at 4:34 pm UTC
I've been playing DUSK and it is freaking amazing. It doesn't feel like a nostalgic game for the sake of nostalgia, they absolutely nailed it. Ion Maiden and Amid Evil have a lot to live up to!

Would like to get back into Hearts of Iron IV again but I need the DLC to drop a fair bit for that, sadly.
adamhm 17 February 2019 at 4:37 pm UTC
WorMzyI'm continuing on with my Proton-enabled play through of Fallout: New Vegas, that's going well, not so many crashes these days. \o/ (water still acts weird though)

In my experience Fallout 3 & New Vegas work best with a staging build of Wine.
tmtvl 17 February 2019 at 4:37 pm UTC
I've been managing my schedule for the upcoming week so I can catch the ESA runs I'm looking forward to the most.
Comandante Ñoñardo 17 February 2019 at 4:43 pm UTC
Mostly, Protonic testings...
kokoko3k 17 February 2019 at 4:47 pm UTC
Got Crypt of the necrodancer, and i'm alienating...
RandomGamer 17 February 2019 at 4:48 pm UTC
Bought Dying Light on the recent Steam sale. Story and characters are a bit meh, but I really do like how the game plays. About 30 hours in and only 28% of the game finished, so can’t complain about content. It is also creepy as hell when night kicks in. Hardly any jump scares, just an eerie atmosphere.

Dunc 17 February 2019 at 4:53 pm UTC
Still on The Witcher 3. Every day for six weeks and counting. Over 100 hours in, I still haven't finished the main story and I've barely touched the DLC. What an incredible... achievement, really, to create such a work. In TW2, I was impressed by the second chapter of its three-part setup being completely different depending on whether you sided with Roche or Iorveth, but it was very obvious where the choice was made, and how the threads were brought back together for the third chapter. I'm sure that kind of thing is happening in TW3, but it occurs so much more smoothly and naturally in the plot that it's quite hard to tell where and how.

I knew it was good, but I didn't expect to be so amazed.

WorMzyI'm continuing on with my Proton-enabled play through of Fallout: New Vegas, that's going well, not so many crashes these days. \o/ (water still acts weird though)
I was playing that a lot before Christmas without any problems, but I tried starting it the other day and it wouldn't run. Don't know what's going on. Not that it's bothering me much right now...

einherjarOtherwise I had lots of fun with TW1 and will play all three titles to enjoy the whole story.
I should have thought of that before I bought TW3. I played TW1 after TW2, and never actually completed TW2 on the PC (I got almost to the end and thought, “Yeah, I remember what happens now. That'll do.”), so I don't have a proper “history” of saves.
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