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Talk about what you are currently playing, or discuss the games that other people talk about here. :wily:

Lately, I've been playing through Dragon Quest VIII. I played it a shit ton years ago and it's been fun revisiting. Love the orchestral soundtrack and the voice acting / graphical style has aged pretty well compared to other games of its era. It's been a lot of fun exploring the world and hunting Metal Slimes. I'd say compared to the other DQ games the story in this one is one of my favorites. I'm just getting to the point where you unlock the casino minigame and I remember spending hours on that damn place the last time I played it. I'm surprised this game has never had a re-release beyond on the 3DS and mobile because it's a really solid game that could just use some minor quality of life things. I've heard they added some new stuff to the 3DS in terms of content so might end up playing that some day.

On the 3DS, I've been playing Chrono Trigger for the DS. Want to try to get through it to check out the extra content at the end of the game.

Besides that, I replay my same damn dark souls games for the millionth time.




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Been playing Baldur's Gate 3 most recently, my wife and I started a splitscreen playthrough a few weeks ago so we've been working our way through that when we have the time. It's a pretty consistently astonishing game, really impressive to play.

Beyond that I've got a significant backlog of indies to play through, and next on the list there is Before the Green Moon.
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Been playing Baldur's Gate 3 most recently, my wife and I started a splitscreen playthrough a few weeks ago so we've been working our way through that when we have the time. It's a pretty consistently astonishing game, really impressive to play.

Beyond that I've got a significant backlog of indies to play through, and next on the list there is Before the Green Moon.

I've also been playing through Baldur's Gate 3 and made my character run around fighting people naked wearing only a cape and a pointy hat. And then I got slaughtered so decided that wearing armor was prolly a good idea. Did fairly well in combat after that with the exception of a particularly bad Owlbear encounter. My partner has played a bit more than I have and she told me that she has seen things during our playthrough that she didn't see during hers so it's nice that there's a lot of paths that you can take which will make new playthroughs more interesting.

I'm at almost 80 hours in Dragon Quest 8, and I have a feeling that I'm only about halfway through it. Been spending a lot of time hunting metal slimes and leveling up my part. Trying to get to level 50 before the next boss fight since I was struggling with it a bit.

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Been playing since PT1 , but me n few IRL friends and cousins play this game called Dark&Darker.
It's J.R.R.Tarkov 1000% but its a great laugh both solo and with a group of 3 fuckwads . Duos are a bit unbalanced atm.
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I just bought a beefy new PC gaming rig and I got really into Cyberpunk 2077 for a while. It's a pretty awesome game now with all the patches and improvements over the last few years.

Then I got sucked into BG3, played for about 60 hours but haven't quite finished my campaign yet, I gotta get on that.

THEN I started a new Factorio run because I wanted to 100% all the achievements, so I spent 50+ hours on that...

Sometimes when I'm craving some multiplayer action I play Ultimate Chicken Horse online.

All this time I've been trying to move into my new house and gaming has been a rather unproductive distraction, but I can only spend so many hours on house projects and packing.
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Right now I'm splitting time between Sonic Superstars and Link's Awakening for Switch, I love both games. Sonic Superstars feels like a proper Sonic game, much like Sonic Mania, and I love how it uses the classic Bigisland Sonic designs. The added powers for each Chaos Emerald are cool, and the physics and momentum of Sonic feels like the original Genesis games. As for Link's Awakening, it's great. I always preferred the cutesy elf Link from Link to the Past over the more darker and more serious entries, but I love those too. It looks beautiful as well. I love the fact that I live in 2024 and am still able to play new games that feel like retro games.
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Me and my other half are playing Satisfactory which is similar to Factorio but with more immersion and exploration. We have a dedicated server setup and the factory still runs while we are logged off.

I found with Factorio I was having nightmares because my brain would not stop thinking about it, but with Satisfactory I don't get those and I find it way more chill.

Here's a recent aerial photo of the main area of our factory:



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Talk about what you are currently playing, or discuss the games that other people talk about here. :wily:

Lately, I've been playing through Dragon Quest VIII. I played it a shit ton years ago and it's been fun revisiting. Love the orchestral soundtrack and the voice acting / graphical style has aged pretty well compared to other games of its era. It's been a lot of fun exploring the world and hunting Metal Slimes. I'd say compared to the other DQ games the story in this one is one of my favorites. I'm just getting to the point where you unlock the casino minigame and I remember spending hours on that damn place the last time I played it. I'm surprised this game has never had a re-release beyond on the 3DS and mobile because it's a really solid game that could just use some minor quality of life things. I've heard they added some new stuff to the 3DS in terms of content so might end up playing that some day.

On the 3DS, I've been playing Chrono Trigger for the DS. Want to try to get through it to check out the extra content at the end of the game.

Besides that, I replay my same damn dark souls games for the millionth time.

I still haven't updated systems since PS2 and I have my old saves of DQVIII, I got a little further but I wish the PS2 version let you do a quick save like Dragon Warrior III for GBC. Like, you won't respawn from that point but it will make a save at that point and erase it when you restart. I heard the 3DS version has that

Edit: I do have a fairly nice laptop so I still have some PC games, and I've got an Anbernic RG something-or-other that plays up to PS1
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I still haven't updated systems since PS2 and I have my old saves of DQVIII, I got a little further but I wish the PS2 version let you do a quick save like Dragon Warrior III for GBC. Like, you won't respawn from that point but it will make a save at that point and erase it when you restart. I heard the 3DS version has that

Edit: I do have a fairly nice laptop so I still have some PC games, and I've got an Anbernic RG something-or-other that plays up to PS1

That would be a nice feature to have, it's quite a pain in the ass to have to trek all the way back to visit the POPE just to save your game. I feel that they streamlined things a bit more in Dragon Quest XI but I think it could be taken a step further.