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skywake

One thing I love about PC gaming is the ability to revisit older titles that used to be demanding. Just installed and played a round of C&C Generals Zero Hour which back when it came out my PC struggled to run. Kinda crazy going back to it now, maxing out all of the sliders etc. Game pretty much loads instantly and never drops a single frame

Of course rationally this isn't that impressive, the game is old enough it can almost vote. Quite literally the hardware I originally ran this game on would be less capable than my watch, and not by a small margin. But it still blows my mind seeing a game I played enough at a lower level of performance that the performance dips were "part of the gameplay" and having the game just.... not stop....

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6ch6ris6

@skywake haha true

i kinda have an opposite example.

i used to love to play mega race 2, but i never had a pc with a soundcard back in the day so i was always listening to music over a seperate stereo system (usually linkin park - hybrid theory). i didnt get any sound from the game at all. only visuals. i did this for years. also for other games. it was a very specific experience that way.
years later with a proper pc that had a soundcard, i tried the game again with only the game's sound and it was so bizarre. i actually prefered my own style of playing with music over a seperate sound system.

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edhe

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Pizzamorg

So we did the whole best Switch games of the year, but PC really is my main platform so I figured I’d so something similar here.

My overall PC game of the year would be Mass Effect Legendary Edition. I technically owned the originals on PC already and I feel like the PC versions hold up better than the console versions did. However, while I’m not entirely sure how good these remasters really are in the context of remasters, the Mass Effect trilogy remain some of the greatest games ever made. Nothing has really quite replicated the way in which you shape the narrative across the games in quite the same way (even if a lot of the smoke and mirrors become obvious in repeated play throughs), so any chance to sing the praises of these games again are fine by me.

My top five runners up would be:

1. Monster Hunter Stories 2.
2. Biomutant.
3. Life is Strange: True Colors.
4. Far Cry 6.

And…

5. Outriders. I know what I said a few posts ago. I had a real hard time knowing what to do with this. Outriders was in a lot of ways a disaster, a victim of it’s own hype and I think in a less dry year I wouldn’t have put the amount of hours into that game that I did. But that is almost irrelevant, because the reality is for me the first half of 2021 was a wasteland. This was excellent for my backlog, but not so great when it came to that wonderful hype cycle and just having a conversation to be a part of, which is half of the fun of gaming. So, because of that, I played a lot of Outriders, I played more Outriders than I did any other game this year. It isn’t as good as really most of the games I played this year, but I feel like I can’t put all those hours in and not include it on a list.

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BruceCM

I'd played the Mass Effect trilogy on GamePass while I had an XB1 S, @Pizzamorg .... But controller support for the PC version was iffy, so I was happy to buy Legendary Edition just for that

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RR529

I think the only PC games I played that released this year would be Alba: a Wildlife Adventure, Fatal Frame V, & Tales of Arise. Amongst those I'd definitely say Arise is my favorite, great JRPG.

Though I want to give an honorable mention to Microsoft Flight Simulator. It didn't release this year, but it provided one of those truly "wow" moments I don't get in gaming often anymore. Truly the ultimate open world experience, with the ability to go anywhere in the world. Words can't describe how cool it was to be able to take off from the small military airport just outside of my no-name Midwestern city and easily be able to locate my highschool & house recreated in game.

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Zuljaras

Anyone here played Severance Blade of Darkness?

The game is basically Dark Souls in 2001.

One of the best PC game ever created

And I just found out that it is on Steam and GoG since October 2021 so everyone can experience it!

https://www.gog.com/game/blade_of_darkness

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/05/random-doom-fan-has-a-novel-way-to-display-a-destroyed-switch-cartridge

BruceCM

Ah, that's one I picked up in some sale on Steam, @Zuljaras .... Not got around to playing it yet, though!

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Link-Hero

@Zuljaras
I believe I remember you mentioning this game before in the past. Since there's a demo for it, I'm going to try the game out when I have the time. Thanks for the suggestion.

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TommyTendo

I got a free month of Xbox Game Pass with my new laptop.
I wonder if there's any games worth downloading on there.

TommyTendo

Buizel

@TommyTendo What genres do you like?

I highly recommend Psychonauts 2.

At least 2'8".

TommyTendo

@Buizel JRPG, RPG, Action, Platformers, FPS to an extent, horror, fantasy etc.

I'll check it out

TommyTendo

Buizel

@TommyTendo Great, very similar to my tastes on the surface then!

I also recommend checking out Control (great third person shooter/action game with Metroidvania elements) and the Yakuza series (story-driven action/beat-em-up with RPG elements; 0 is the usual recommended starting point but Like A Dragon is a fine entry point and is a turn-based RPG).

I personally have also used Game Pass as a platform for experimenting with indie games before ultimately buying them on the Switch.

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At least 2'8".

dmcc0

@TommyTendo If you've only got a month then I personally wouldn't bother starting any long RPGs if you've no intention of keeping the sub going - might not be able to finish them in time.

As @Buizel says, depends how you want to use the sub - could try out some stuff that's on Switch to see if it's something you'd want to buy or go for something you might not normally have access to. Recently finished The Gunk which was pretty good. Also recommend A Plague Tale, which I thought was fantastic.

A couple of the earlier Yakuza games have actually just left the service - including Yakuza 0 - so won't be able to start at the begining if you go for those.

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Pizzamorg

So God of War on PC is getting insanely high reviews, much like it did on PS4 all those years ago.

I wonder what this means for GOTY conversations. It is technically new on PC, but not a new game. And potentially with how it is currently rating, there may be no other games that rate that high for the whole year or even only a handful that are equal/higher or even close.

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BruceCM

Started God of War on Steam.... So far, chopped a tree down, took it home & hunted deer but I'm sure there'll be proper action soon

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Pizzamorg

I tried playing God of War on a keyboard and mouse and it is rough. It is clearly designed for controller, so that is what I'll do (an Xbox controller). Maybe unsurprisingly since it was a game built for the PS4, but whatever. Likewise, as a PS4 game, maybe it should be unsurprising the PC optimisation is pretty beautiful. Game looks gorgeous, runs in high FPS rocksteady.

Tell you what is also like that? Resi Village. I finally decided to sit down and give it a proper go. Shooting still feels hella clunky as you are unloading like twenty bullets into an enemies head to kill them, enemies which move way faster than you can actually track in game but on a technical level, this game is insane. The level of detail, the fidelity and the performance shouldn't all be able to exist in this harmony like this.

I have a pretty weird relationship with Resi, as I wouldn't call myself a fan, but I've actually played a lot of the releases over the years. Maybe up until like the 2010s or something? Then I just completely fell off. I tried 7 because of all the hype, but I just found that game so frustrating. Everything was so hard to kill, but you'd die so easily, all of the annoying ass puzzles and forced stealth crap.

8 seems to have so far done away with a lot of that, enemies are absolute bullet sponges still, but I seem to always have an abundance of materials to keep my bullets/health items up, plus you just don't seem to die as easily so it feels more action focused. The sort of "trek from one end of a level, to bring an item to a door, so you can do it all over again on the other side" loop is kinda annoying, but each new door always opens to some truly wonderful location. I ain't saying Resi 7 was bad visually, it fit for the nature of the game, but in 8 the art team seem to have been given all the budget they could want to just go nuts and somehow it doesn't force the game to run like *****.

Plus, I kinda like how they seemed to have almost dropped horror entirely for more just like some bonkers superpower anime, just makes it more enjoyable to play. I love watching films like Resi 7, but I just don't find it that run to play. 8 is more like an anime ghost train and is better for it (to me).

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BruceCM

Oh, I usually play PC games with an XBox like controller, @Pizzamorg .... RE8 was pretty good at supplying enough of everything & looks amazing

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JaxonH

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I started playing for an hour.

Running at 4k 60 on High Settings using Balanced DLSS and VRR. Looks great, runs great.

But there's no PS button prompts- only Xbox. Despite having native support for the Dualsense. Such an oversight.

And, there's no mouse input. At all. Mapping gyro requires using mouse-like joystick, which isn't nearly as good. And to make matters worse, it has this weird decceleration so that fast movements result in shorter on screen travel than small movements. I don't understand why they don't enable mouse input.

And the rumble isn't HD, which is pretty disappointing given this would have been a perfect opportunity to utilize it with the native Dualsense support.

Overall a great port, but it has some issues I may wait for them to suss out before continuing further. Aiming the axe with analog sucks. And while the fake analog gyro is better than nothing, it's not ideal. I can deal with Xbox prompts, but they really need to add mouse input.

Also started MH Rise. Looks great, runs great. Just wish there was save transfers.

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symmy

Dump that Logitrash and get a 360 pad.

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