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I often don't know what I'm talking about.

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rezzeJ  ·  35 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Game Are You Playing?

I like how this is now a video game thread even though that's not what the OP is about. I'll join the derailment. I've played quite a few games since the last one of these threads.

Rocket League remains a daily driver for me. Nothing else scratches quite the same itch. The complete control you have, the endless sense of progression, and the perfection of the physics sim make it all something completely irreplaceable.

I achieved my goal of reaching Grand Champion rank a while back, which was the highest rank at the time of setting said goal. But now there's four new ranks above me, so I guess the grind never stops. Here's a nice clip I hit yesterday.

OlliOlli World is a fantastic momentum-based platforming game with skateboarding mechanics laid on top. It's pretty tough but I got a bit obsessed with this one and got the 100% completion. It's so satisfying to master nuances of the levels and get the perfect run. However, be prepared to say goodbye to your thumbs if you like chasing the high scores.

Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye DLC. I was apprehensive about this one. The base game is an all-time favourite which felt perfect and complete. How do you expand on that without risking comprising the original? Fortunately, the DLC was beautifully made, offering the same sense of wonder, surprise and revelations as the original. Not only did it achieve that, but it also managed to redefine and elevate the base game in a wonderful conclusion. Bravo to Mobius Digital, I can't wait to see what they make next.

Pogostuck: Rage with Your Friends is another platformer. This time, it's in the vein of the Bennet Foddy "rage as you lose the last two hours progress in an instant" design philosophy. What makes it different from Foddy's Getting Over It is that the platforming mechanic is actually quite intuitive and fun. This is countered by absolutely brutal level design. I had fun completing the first map, which is the easiest of the three despite only 3% of the players ever completing it.

Gorogoa is a wonderful puzzle game with a completely enchanting and unique presentation. You have up to four drag-and-drop panels in a 2x2 grid which act as portals into different parts of the universe you're exploring. The game is about diving into each panel and finding the ways they link, offering surprising ways of changing your perspective and travelling through time and space.

Dorfromantik is cute "city-builder" tile-based puzzle game. It's fairly simple on the surface, but requires a some patience and planning if you start trying to get those high scores. This is a good one to fiddle with in the background whilst watching a show or chatting to friends.

Hell Let Loose is a fairly hardcore WWII sim. I didn't like it at first, but once you get into the groove of it the immersion is second to none. Best played with a full squad of friends with comms.

rezzeJ  ·  63 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 481st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Sounds like a good time, enjoy!