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dONK  ·  3916 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Have You Been Playing Lately?

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

I recently played through the new Amnesia (A Machine For Pigs) and quite enjoyed it. Outlast as well. There's been some great horror/survival games out as of late.

Once I get my new PC build up and finished in a week, my plan is hop into some Payday 2 with a couple friends. They've been urging me to get into DOTA 2, but it's not really my style.

I'm also ashamed to admit that I'm kind of excited for the new Call of Duty to launch in early November.

user-inactivated  ·  3916 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Man, MOBIs aren't really my deal either, so I feel you there.

And don't be ashamed about liking COD! There's a stigma against it, but if you enjoy it, let that flag fly, haha!

Is A Machine For Pigs connected to the first Amnesia in many ways? Or is it more of a spiritual sequel, Like Bioshock Infinite?

dONK  ·  3916 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It got a lot of flack for not being at all similar to it, so I'd say it's similar only in theme (amnesia..) and certain gameplay mechanics. Completely different story, gameplay, and even developer. It was good nonetheless though. It was developed by Chinese Room, who made the HL2 mod Dear Esther which is a must-play as far as I'm concerned.

user-inactivated  ·  3916 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have Dear Esther in my library, but I'm ashamed to say that I've never played it...I suppose I should get on that!

dONK  ·  3916 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You can definitely do it in one sitting. It's more a story than a game - it has immensely beautiful landscapes and scenes, and a great story and dialogue, but the interactivity is rather minimal, save from roaming around. I'd say it would pair great with a glass or two of red wine, or something greener if you swing that way.