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Topic: What PS5 Games Are You Currently Playing?

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CJD87

@TheBrandedSwordsman I'd be keen also to hear your thoughts on LotF....

I played through Lies of P, and loved it, but was a little concerned about buying LotF - reviews didn't seem to land to well, and player consensus seems to be a massive pendulum of people who adored it and others who hated it!

CJD87

Jimmer-jammer

@TheBrandedSwordsman Yeah, Spider-Man 2 has been great, though its later hours have been pushing the upper limits of what I’m comfortable with our 7 year old son processing. Thankfully, he’s pretty mature for his age, has been engaging with the themes and asking good questions. It’s certainly sparked some healthy discussion at least. Hope I haven’t made a mistake.

Glad to hear you’re reaching that point in Demon’s Souls. How have you felt about the remake overall? I look forward to hearing your impressions of LotF!

I just made it inside of the mega structure in Talos Principle 2 so, in my push to finish up some games before the end of the year, I actually fired up Alan Wake II last night. So far it’s very impressive. Too early to have much of an impression beyond that. Take care!

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“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

Black_Swordsman

@Jimmer-jammer @CJD87 I'm definitely, based on my impressions of the first area, loving it so far, I like the dual world mechanic a lot and the "other" world is certainly full of spectacular sights to behold. The game plays a lot like DkS I

"Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation."

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

Black_Swordsman

@Jimmer-jammer Well if he is mature for his age then it's less likely it will be a problem than otherwise. I'm sure you're a good parent anyway, yeah, got to get my hands on that Alan Wake II myself at some point too - it's in the backlog!

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"Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation."

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BeyondKnight

Started FF XVI and with the demo save uploaded I got an awesome weapon

BeyondKnight

radic202

Persona 5 Tactica! What a great follow up to all the Persona 5 games.

It is much harder to think about doing something than actually doing it!

Black_Swordsman

As I was saying before LotF plays like a leaner, more muscular version of DkS 1, truly one of the best gaming experiences I've had in years. Have to go back to that in a bit. But back to DeS now and farming again, 4 levels of Int to go now.

"Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation."

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

Black_Swordsman

@Th3solution, thought I'd tag you with regard to the post above as I think I said I'd let you know how I was getting on with Lotf, highly recommend for any fan of Souls or Soulslike games.

"Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation."

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

Th3solution

@TheBrandedSwordsman That sounds great. I’m pleased to hear it’s such a solid first impression. Hopefully it holds up in the long run. I’m flush with games in my backlog so I don’t really need another one to add to the pile, but if you continue to like LotF then I’ll need to consider adding it for play later. I really liked the first Dark Souls.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

RogerRoger

I started Sonic Superstars earlier, and haven't stopped grinning like an idiot ever since.

It's made a very strong first impression on me (most likely because I booted it up with the lowest of low expectations). Early levels are striking a great balance between speed and exploration; I can see lots of potential replayability lurking in the background as I blast by. Boss battles have been challenging without feeling cruel, the visuals are bright and cheerful, there are loads of charming details in the animations and overall presentation, and the soundtrack is as infectiously catchy as ever. I haven't engaged with many of the new Emerald Power gimmicks yet, but the fact that it works so well as a straightforward run-jump-and-spin 2D Sonic game tells me that its heart is in the right place. It's already 200% better than Mania.

Of course, fast forward a couple zones and I'll probably pull a one-eighty and be raging against unfair endgame escalation, but that'll just make it even more authentic to the MegaDrive era!

"We want different things, Crosshair. That doesn't mean that we have to be enemies."

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oliverp

So I started Resident Evil Village a few days ago and are having very fun with it so far.

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oliverp

FuriousMachine

I started Control a little over a week ago and was a bit worried with the shooting bits in the prologue. It felt floaty and I'm not good at shooters and with no difficulty setting to lower, this seemed like it had the potential to kick my butt and frustrate me rather than entertain.

Tonight I played through the "Unknown Caller" mission and I needn't have worried. Holy pooptesticles (I try to respect the no-swearing rule here), this game is a lot of fun! I'm enjoying it immensely; I took to the combat better than feared and with the first power-up I was dispatching The Hiss with glee! I also enjoyed the story and the lore and am devouring the flavor text in the collectibles with sheer gluttony. The first proper boss fight took me a good few tries, but once I figured out the proper tactic, all was good. As long as the game continues being generous with the checkpointing, this will probably end up high on my list of favourites

@Thrillho @Th3solution @KilloWertz I agree with your assessments of this in the "Games you've recently beat" thread, especially re.: the map. That is not a good map, to put it mildly.

@oliverp There you have my initial impressions, and I'll give you my final impressions when I'm done with it, too. Glad to hear you're having fun with RE:Village

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FuriousMachine

Th3solution

@FuriousMachine Awesome! So glad that it’s fit for you. It really is a fun and frenetic game. I’m not very good at shooters, but this game isn’t really all that worried about accuracy, as much as it’s about very quick twitchy reactions and simultaneous tactical balance of switching between telekinetic powers and shooting your weapons. It’s all about hitting a rhythm of switching attacks while the other one recharges. While also dodging and running around like crazy. 😄

Couple that with the crazy Twin Peaks vibe that Remedy loves and with really interesting design of the Oldest House, and you have a real gem there. Top 5 on PS5 for me, probably.

Pro-tip — if you’ve not figured it out yet, the better way to find your way around is often by using the in-game signs rather than the game map. Just take on the perspective of Jesse and look at the signs and most of the time it’ll more easily point you where the desired department is and how to get there, just like a real world office building.

I’ll be interested to hear more of how you get along. There are a couple tough encounters. One or two bosses that pushed me to really get creative (and sometimes lucky) and a few encounters that were tough due to multiple enemies overwhelming you. If I recall correctly, the DLC missions had some of the tougher bosses and encounters. But the way they integrate the DLC, you may not even know they are the DLC because they just pop up on your mission list in the natural course of the game.

And as a final thought — if you like the combat, keep Returnal in mind. I can’t remember if you played it, but it has a similar kinetic feel to it and I played it shortly after Control and I loved it too. Both are just so satisfying

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Ravix

As i'm kind of putting off BG3 until I can do a few good long sessions to wrap it up (Wrym, Astarion, Big G, Big O and finale) and i refuse to play it if ive had a drink, just incase i completely f*** up my save 🤣 I was going to boot up Cyberpunk 2077 via the ps premium trial for a quick mess around, sold my old game discs recently so the trial seemed the best way for now as I had left it installed, but it kept saying to insert the disc 🤦‍♂️ so I've deleted it from console storage and am reinstalling it to see if it loads up, made sure to claim the trial via the app too, just in case it is still being silly. I'm gonna buy it again digitally, but surely the trial should have just worked on any install for now🤷‍♂️

Soooo hopefully going to have a go on Cyberpunk at some point this weekend, definitely craving something futuristic to break up all the fantasy i've played this year, and plan on revisiting my old V to take him on a photographic city tour and maybe finish off that save ready for a completely new V 😁😁

Old V was a pretty grimey low tech run, so a full implant and upgrade run might be fun for a city dweller and completely different to everything else I've played this year

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KilloWertz

@FuriousMachine So, what you're trying to say is that the map made you go "holy pooptesticles"?

Seriously though, I'm glad you are loving the game. The biggest issue with the map, if I remember correctly, is that it's too flat and it's hard to tell if you should go up a level or down one at times.

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Thrillho

@FuriousMachine I think Control has been one of the best games in slowly revealing itself from a story perspective but also improves the feel and flow of combat really nicely too. I echo the suggestion of using the signs around the place as well to guide you. Enjoy!

Thrillho

FuriousMachine

@Thrillho @KilloWertz @Th3solution Relying more on the signs and less on the map is good advice, and I found myself doing it too before long.

The peeling back on the story (and yes, I'm a huge Twin Peaks fan, so I love Remedy's penchant for leaning heavily into the TP vibe) and the evolution of the gameplay loop seems pretty well paced and balanced so far. And the fun I'm having with it will build a high tolerance for the occasional difficult encounter, so I do believe I'll be able to make it through without too much frustration.

I've sort of dismissed Returnal for being too "shooty" (real scientific classification), but seeing as you had fun with it, @Th3solution, without being a pro at shooters, I will give it another look. Shame there's no demo, but I'll put it on my wishlist and pick it up if it reaches a price point I consider to be fairly "risk free" should I happen to not enjoy it as much.

Oh, and I typically reserve the use of "holy pooptesticles" for emphasis when something has surprised me in a positive way (eg.: "Holy pooptesticles, that was a lot of fun!") and, as such, the experience with the map don't really qualify. I wouldn't even go so far as saying the map urinated me off; guess it is more of a case where I occasionally found it to be sexual intercoursing annoying.
(I'm beginning to really enjoy family-friendly swearing and think I will endeavor to employ it in other conversations, too )

FuriousMachine

stjosee

Metro Exodus,Dead Space,Somar

stjosee

Max_Headroom

Resident Evil 4 remake, i wasn't a fan of the early ones but the pace of this is brilliant and having read a review earlier think i will give Village a try next for that reason.

Max_Headroom

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