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francopoli  ·  132 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: New desktop is en route - what have I missed the last few years?

The Witcher 3 will easily take you 500 hours or longer if you get "side-quest-itis" May be the best game of the 2010's. If you get the Witcher 3, get it from GOG, not Steam.

Speaking of GOG and CD Projekt Red... Cyberpunk 2077 is coming out soon. Looks like the hype is building, the game is getting finalized and it will be out this year. This is going to be my next big gaming purchase once it is out. DO NOT PREORDER VIDEO GAMES!

Kerbal space Program is not that expensive and fun as hell. 100 hours of play time is an easy target. I judge a game by how long it takes me to get bored with it... I have 3500 hours into KSP from back when the game cost $7, back in 2011? 2012? The Expansion adds parts, the ability to add and make missions, and is not needed unless you are into that.

If you are into map reading simulators, I like Galactic Civilization 3 Like most 4x games, the end game becomes tedious, but the early and mid games make the playthrough worthwhile. Civ4 is still my favorite conquer the world game, and Civ6 feels off to me. Not sure why; the game is pretty and after being out a few years the real problems and bugs are fixed.

Banished is a chill little problem solver. If you ever played the city builder games (and all of them are on GOG BTW) this will feel like a modern remake. Good graphics, rational choices, and everything works well.

Speaking of city builders, Cities:Skylines is a better SimCity that anything since SimCity4




veen  ·  131 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Cyberpunk 2077 is coming out soon.

LOL "soon". I expect it somewhere in the next 3 years.

johnnyFive  ·  131 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I need to get back into Kerbal ... I played it for a little while a couple years ago, but it was starting to feel like Tutorial Simulator than something I was actually playing myself :) Probably worth another look, though, and if nothing else would probably be a good distract-me-from-work game.

I love strategy. I bought GalCiv3 during a sale and liked it, but then Stellaris came and totally hooked me. Probably worth looking at again, but my priorities first are Endless Legend (now that I'll have a machine that can really run it) and Endless Space II.

CivV is my jam, and yeah, Civ6 still isn't there yet. Banished is awesome, I bought it at release. Colonial Charter is a must.

Cities: Skylines is another I bought at release (thanks to the pre-release let's plays), and I love it. I bought After Dark, but after the total rip-off that was Snowfall (which I didn't buy), I haven't picked up any DLC. I'm fine with expansions (I have all of them but the newest for Stellaris), but the ones for Cities have seemed wildly overpriced to me.

Meanwhile, I'm cautiously excited about Cyberpunk 2077, but given how long it's been in development will be cautious.

And I never pre-order :)

OftenBen  ·  131 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    DO NOT PREORDER VIDEO GAMES!

I get flak for this, I have no idea why.

francopoli  ·  131 days ago  ·  link  ·  

People get wrapped up in the hype and want to be a part of something. Then they get suck with No Man's Sky.

johnnyFive  ·  131 days ago  ·  link  ·  

FirebrandRoaring  ·  132 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Cyberpunk 2077 is coming out soon.

Thanks for the reminder!

    Speaking of city builders, Cities:Skylines is a better SimCity that anything since SimCity4