What game are you playing today?


#201

It can. It’s in the same class as Civilization, Crusader Kings II (same dev), and others in that that it’s capable of becoming a huge time-sink.

This was actually a ‘speedy’ game in that I think the total time played was only around 10-12 hours. Also, Stellaris is real-time (with speed control, at least in single player) so you don’t have the Civ thing of “Turn 1 took me a minute. Turn 200 takes about an hour.” although the devs tend to Dwarf Fortress level of detail, so the late game crawls because there’s so many moving parts requiring processor time. Each empire has planets, leaders, a tech tree, fleets, etc.

I’ve never finished a game previously due to losing interest as I rarely have 2+ consecutive days I can play. If it gets spread out I either lose the ‘plot’ (there’s a lot of ‘story’ events anyone familiar with CKII will recognize, but less familial murder) or there’s occasional big patches that will render old saves unplayable, and rolling back is not worth it. Especially as even the free patches add neat new stuff, much less the paid DLC that adds fun stuff like megastructures or the playable robot empires I used.

The newest DLC is apparently a small batch of humanoid portraits and ship design, but I think I’m content savoring my victory through the holidays and waiting for it to go on sale.


#202

Yeah, yeah… Quoting myself.

My well-traveled, battered and worn Asp Explorer docked at Jameson Memorial station, Shinrarta Dezhra last Monday evening (local time).

I left Kebel Yeh sometime in August 2016, travelled south to a distant star in the Aiconn sector after crossing the Formidine Rift. A lengthy clockwise jaunt around the galaxy followed, arriving at Beagle Point in mid-March. The return leg was somewhat more direct, following the Centaurus Arm of the galaxy, rather than attempting to traverse the Tyros Ridge to the outer-most arm. I paused at the abandoned settlements in Hawking’s Gap before making a sprint for home.

Would I do it again? More than likely…

The view of the galaxy from beyond Beagle Point is haunting - 400 billion stars are no more than a yellow-brown smear across the infinite black of inter-galactic space.


#203

Theme Hospital, because damnit I’m high and it’s the “weekend” on my rota :rofl:

I think this might be the only Peter Molyneux game to live up to its own hype… mainly because he wasn’t involved in making it!


#204

I’ve been wasting a lot of tine on Fallout Shelter. It’s an ant farm game and I love the administration aspect of it. That’s my control fantasy coming out.


#205

A few days ago I picked up Player Unknown’s Battle Grounds, I’ve only played a few games and only lasted maybe a grand total of 15 minutes. The constant fear of being found and killed is really interesting, the best part of death is you can hop into a new match very quickly.


#206

If I played that I’d ghost each round till the end, likely get like 5 minutes of playing time and then two hours of watching other play.


#207

ive tried that, it seems to work okay, the matches are at most 90 min(that ive seen)


#208

I’m not playing it, but I want to.


#209

I played about 2-3 hours of witcher 2 today, dang it is fun. Then I played more gwent then I want to talk about…


#210

I’m trying to get a group together (when I move to Minneapolis in a couple of months) to play either a GURPS Sci Fi (near/alternate future) or a 2nd Edition D&D game.

Otherwise, I enjoy some Minecraft (XBox1) to relax or Borderlands2 (also XB1) if I feel like sniping bandits :slight_smile:


#211

Final Fantasy Tactics on my iPad. Played the original on PSX, but no memory of it since that was a long time ago.


#212

I’d run 2e adventures, but convert to 5e. Too many odd design choices in the AD&D ruleset for me these days.


#213

I’m good with 3.5 and 5th Edition, but I think my heart goes back to the nostalgia of playing 2nd Edition when I was a Freshman in High School and all the great nights in Forgotten Realms or Greyhawk with a few pizzas, chips, and Jolt cola.
Maybe it’s goofy, but I just wanna capture that feeling again :slight_smile:


#214

Gratch got me a G902 steering wheel with shifter and pedals as well as a racing seat to go with it. I spent the weekend bouncing between Project Cars, City Driving and European Truck Simulator 2. I’ve been playing ETS2 for a while now. It’s nice and relaxing for me. I toss on the headset and listen to the radio while I zone out. I fired up Project Cars for the racing and to try the setup with the VR headset. Although super cool and realistic feeling, the first corner was awful in VR. It’s really disconcerting making a sharp turn but not actually going anywhere. City Driving is a boring ass driving simulator but I plan on using it to teach Gratch how to drive stick shift.