posted ago by onetruephilosoraptor ago by onetruephilosoraptor +24 / -2

Thanks to wokeism increasing in gaming, I haven't really been interested in any new video games coming out.

The only games I have really played this year are mostly older Japanese games: such as the Yakuza games, Dragonball FighterZ and Naruto Shinobi Strikers.

The only western games I enjoyed recently are Hades and Slay the Spire.

Anyone buy anything fun during this Steam sale or have any good recommendations for games?

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ArtemisFoul 9 points ago +9 / -0

Grim Dawn. I got that a while back during another sale for like 5 EUR including all DLCs and I had so much fun playing an Inquisitor exorcising demons and the undead with a shotgun.

ATOM. It's basically ру́сский Fallout, and I mean the good Fallouts (1&2), not the Bethesda ones. There might be some jokes that probably won't click for someone who hasn't lived in the former eastern bloc, but even if you end up missing some of them, it's still a very solid game, the funny stuff is just extra.

Factorio. It's worse than crack if you're logically-minded. If you weren't autistic before, you will be after installing this. Also there's like half a billion mods, some of which add more content than the stock game itself has - and as a bonus, the devs are based. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYAQ9HYdcdA

LaptopWillEatThisAcc 7 points ago +7 / -0

If you're interested in space games, the X series might be worth checking out. Single-player real-time space simulations where the headline feature is a functioning, 'real' economy you can interact with, with mines, factories, stations and transports all over the universe participating in disruptable supply chains and supply-and-demand-driven prices. With enough money, you can build your own installations and become a corporate empire with fleets of vessels at your command (although I hear the interfaces for managing this stuff were all really clunky until X4: Foundations). Or you can ignore all of that stuff and just follow along with the main story in your starting fighter ship, in the games that have such a story, or just fly around blowing up pirates, or be a pirate yourself.

X4: Foundations is apparently the best game for the sandbox empire-building aspect, and even introduces modular stations and on-foot wandering in stations and aboard ships, but has no main story and is chopped up into many expensive bits of DLC. X2: The Threat is a complete game with a main storyline and an actual player character, and X3: Reunion continues that storyline with the same characters. I've heard a lot of love for X3: Terran Conflict and especially its expansion, Albion Prelude, but I don't have much experience with the X3 games in general.

CatoTheElder 2 points ago +3 / -1

X3:TC and AP are pretty good, they just add more content relative to Reunion, if you are only gonna buy one, get X3:AP. Don't get X:Rebirth, its really bad.

LaptopWillEatThisAcc 1 point ago +1 / -0

Worth mentioning that on Steam, where the games are currently heavily discounted, Albion Prelude is a DLC for Terran Conflict, so I think you'd have to buy both there. Do either of those games also include Julian's story from Reunion? I already bought all of the games (except Rebirth) a long time ago, but just curious about the differences between the three X3 releases.

I've heard various horror stories about Rebirth in the distant past, like that you're locked to piloting a single ship compared to all previous games but the very first, yet the top positive review on Steam claims that after many patches, it's in the state it should have been at launch... but it then goes on to say that you should still use a ton of various mods. Would you mind elaborating on your take on the game?

CatoTheElder 1 point ago +2 / -1

TC and AP don't have a player character per se, but they do continue the story from the end of Reunion. Julian is now an NPC.

As for Rebirth, I only managed to play 49 minutes before I uninstalled. The controls were jank, getting anywhere took forever with the highway system, and yes, you only got to fly one ship. It just felt awful, and makes me extremely wary of buying X4.

M1919A2 2 points ago +2 / -0

X:AP I believe has a fun Star Wars mod as well. I think they've been porting it to X4 as well, but don't know how far they've gotten.

onetruephilosoraptor [S] 1 point ago +2 / -1

The only space games I played are the Mass Effect series.

I am not sure on this genre so I will look up some gameplay videos.

Thanks for your detailed recommendation.

enevold 3 points ago +3 / -0

it's an economy simulator with spaceships.

don't get tricked into thinking it is a fightergame.

onetruephilosoraptor [S] 1 point ago +2 / -1

So basically just like EVE Online.

enevold 2 points ago +2 / -0

it's a good game, just trying to make sure you don't expect a freelancer.

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onetruephilosoraptor [S] 2 points ago +3 / -1

MASS Builder and Greedfall look cool to me.

Thanks for the recommendations.

CatoTheElder 4 points ago +5 / -1

Don't get Greedfall unless you have a high tolerance for Noble Savage bullshit. It is the only game I bought in the last year and I immensely regret it.

almond_activator 3 points ago +3 / -0

Depending on the route you take, they can come off pretty awful.

FrostedCricketFlakes 3 points ago +3 / -0

If you like Mecha, there's Metal Wolf Chaos XD. It's a From Software game made for the original Xbox, that was brought to the west (and on PC) a few years ago by fans. You play as the US President that fights in a mecha to take back the country from a coup led by the Vice President. Its somewhat clunky, but it's also an America-Fuck-Yeah style game made by Japanese.

MargarineMongoose 7 points ago +7 / -0

I can recommend Factorio.

I'm still not quite sure how but in three weeks I've managed to log over 120 hours on it. If you have any engineering tendencies it will devour your time.

todiwan 2 points ago +2 / -0

The game being good is the most important thing, but it's worth mentioning that the developers of Factorio are BEYOND based - one of the few kinds of people that stood up to SJWs and never backed down or apologised even after massive pressure.

covok48 2 points ago +2 / -0

The factory must grow.

RoccoRatchet 4 points ago +4 / -0

ATOM RPG, and the Trudograd expansion, are both on sale. It's a solid game in the vain of the old Fallout titles.

DNA1 4 points ago +4 / -0

These threads are hard because you don't know what games are common, but I'll throw out a name:

One Way Heroics, costs about $1 USD and is a fun roguelike made in RPG Maker. Concept is the hero can only move in 1 direction (more or less).

onetruephilosoraptor [S] 1 point ago +2 / -1

Never even heard about One Way Heroics before.

Thanks for mentioning it!

Knife-TotingRat 4 points ago +4 / -0

Timberborn. Lumberpunk city-builder, your major enemy is drought.

onetruephilosoraptor [S] 2 points ago +3 / -1

I didn't even know this existed. Looks creative as hell.

I personally am not really a fan of city builders as a genre but thanks for making a recommendation.

BandageBandolier 4 points ago +5 / -1

If you like new X-Com and old RPG-Tactics hybrids like Final Fantasy Tactics I can highly recommend Troubleshooter (steamlink).

It's a Korean dev's take on something halfway between those two genres. It has X-Com like combat, but with prebuilt rather than procedural levels (~100 missions so far) and much more RPG-like development for squad members, and it's very good fun for the price. My biggest gripe would be that the translation to english is servicable but has the same not-quite-natural feel of most Asian language translations, but given your other games I imagine you're used to that. And the story as it stands kinda ends abruptly early, although they still are releasing story missions by free DLC currently.

And on the other end of the spectrum, if you like a tense, high stakes multiplayer shooter, I also love me some Hunt: Showdown. The atmosphere is amazing, nothing quite like it for getting the blood pumping as you play cat and mouse in creaky old barns and old civil war forts full of millions of different firing angles that can end you in an instant. Plus the gunplay on those old single action revolvers is just chefkiss. The servers have struggled a bit under the growing playerbase this year though.

onetruephilosoraptor [S] 2 points ago +3 / -1

Troubleshooter looks really cool.

It seems Crytek made Hunt Showdown. I will look into it.

Thanks for your recommendations.

FrostedCricketFlakes 4 points ago +4 / -0

If you want gameplay that's not politically correct, the Postal series does that. Postal 4 is still in development, and is set in the modern clown world. The previous games are from a time period when things were saner. It's old school South Park style humor.

Mad Max is good. An open world game, but they did a good job with the progression system, and it's just fun.

Rimworld is a great time sink. Like an easier to learn Dwarf Fortress. You can wait to buy the expansion packs later, when you need more content (and complexity). You're limited to mods that support the current version (1.3+), but there are still a lot of mods you can use. There's mods for usability, races, weapons, items, other content and gameplay tweaks. You can also make it as casual or hardcore as you want.

Cryptark is a roguelike where you conquer space stations. You plan out your equipment and path including the order you take out the wreck's systems, and then go do it.

Rain World is a physics-based platformer, where you play a ferret-like thing in a large map. You need to find food, shelter, and evade roaming predators. There are "rooms," but enemies are wandering and searching for you in real time even when they're not in your current "room." You can kill them, or bait them to attack each other, but it's risky.

The Disgaea series is a good TRPG series.

Hakoniwa Explorer Plus is an isometric ecchi indie action game. It's unique, but pretty fun.

throwawayaccount2037 3 points ago +3 / -0
  • Days Gone (probably the last AAA game to star a masculine straight white male)

  • Citizens of Earth (a cartoony, Earthbound inspired game. I've had this for a while but never had a chance to play it.)

  • Double Dragon Neon (steep discount on a classically made beat-'em-up with a fantastic soundtrack)

  • Earth Defense 4.1/5 (both games are great. I personally prefer the character designs from 4.1, but EDF 5 has a better weapon selection, more weapons, and more unique enemies. But I prefer the story and mission variety from EDF 4.1)

zakat 2 points ago +2 / -0

I enjoyed Deadcore quite a lot a few years ago.
It's basically a fps platformer with fun movement.
It's quite short though.

TacticalRacism 2 points ago +2 / -0

Might pick up Atom rpgs dle, turbograd I think.

Looking at Highfleet, hey hey people.

But the most fun lately has been stellaris aquatics. Ocean world, aquatics trait and their civic, catalyst convention. Its battleship spam time.

My suggestion, wait for a deep sale like 50 % and buy stellaris and the dlc.

covok48 1 point ago +1 / -0

I got the whole enchilada that is Stellaris. I hope I like it.

EUIV is dead to me. They will never fix it.

when_we_win_remember 1 point ago +1 / -0

Stellaris has died and been reborn since I played it, but there was lots of fun in that sandbox

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NihilistCaregiver 1 point ago +1 / -0

Hell Let Loose is on sale right now but I can't quite pull the trigger on it, even though I've been itching for a WW2 FPS.

covok48 1 point ago +1 / -0

I see what you did there.

onetruephilosoraptor [S] 0 points ago +1 / -1

Just looked it up. On the surface it seems like a decent fps.

29.99 does seem kinda pricey for it so I get your hesitation.

anon12 -5 points ago +2 / -7

Try not buying from the censorious, DRM-ridden, de facto monopoly please.

onetruephilosoraptor [S] 7 points ago +8 / -1

The only other marketplaces for pc games are Cd Projekt's GOG, EA's Origin, Ubisoft Uplay and ugh the Epic Game store.

GOG is not bad but Valve is clearly better than all the other options.

FrostedCricketFlakes 5 points ago +5 / -0

There's also Itch for small low budget games. The woke crowd use it a bit more than other stores, but anybody can upload, it doesn't take any % of sales by default (unlike 30% industry standard), you don't need an account to download stuff, and they don't censor (as far as I know).

Humble does sell some DRM free stuff, but most of what they sell are steam games.

covok48 1 point ago +1 / -0

Cool I’ll just buy it from one of the other censorious, DRM-ridden, de facto monopolies then.

anon12 1 point ago +1 / -0

Just pirate then, or buy directly from developers when possible.

None of the others are a de facto monopoly, learn what words you're actually saying.

Then again, being defensive about Steam is the sign of someone with too much brand loyalty, so I expect you're a drone anyways, no point in trying to convince someone like you.