What are you playing this weekend/these days?

PowerGod

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From what I've heard, the experience with the added content is quite different from the original experience. So I guess they want to offer both experiences.
I'm only at the beginning of XCOM - Enemy Within, but I have already a pretty clear idea of what differences it has from "Enemy Unknown", them are pretty visible... and really, they should have substituted the main game with this "update".

The short explanation is: added new kind of every stuff (aliens, missions, weapons), a LOT of new upgrades for soldiers.

- At the start of the game, everything is yellow instead of blue...
- Soldiers can speak in their native language (activable from the options menu)... I find this pretty cool
- Medals: (to unlock after missions) with customizable (and dynamic) bonuses, to be given to soldiers
- 2 or 3 mission types added (with a cinematic backstory)
- Some new mission terrains
- More gadjets for soldiers, like different new type of bombs with different purposes (poison bomb, flash bomb, etc...)
- New alien types
- New types of facilities

The most "game changing" thing is this:
- New "element-type" called "Fusion" obtainable from almost every normal mission, it can be found in containers that explodes after some turns if not deactivated.
If you want to get that element, you can't anymore leave your soldiers in defensive positions, but you must send them running in the wild (most of the time uncovered) to stop the countdown of those containers in time...
It's up to you anyway if you want to risk soldiers to get that element, because it is always a secondary target.

The quantity in your possession is visibile in the main base interface.

This element can be researched and used for different type of things, like a vast amount of biologic upgrades to soldiers and new mechanical suits... etc...

EDIT:

After being for some time in Enemy Within, I have to confirm that, not only is WAY BETTER than the base game, but it makes me feel "almost" as with the original old game "UFO: Enemy Unknown"... so much more to research now, so much more info and backstory !!
(That doesn't mean anyway that "UFO: Enemy Unknown" could be substituted... it is still light years from all the others copycats around :cool:)
 
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Finished Bloodstained. Great game! Potential new players who have some experience with this kind of game: play it on hard the first time around.
Let's see what more I can play with Microsoft game pass. It's just 1 € the first month and I'll make the most out of that :)
Edit: Oh they have Unavowed on there!
Edit: Finished Unavowed. Love the story and characters! It crashed a few times and there were two or three situations that left me stumped. But all in all a great experience. Now, what's next?
 
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Startet whit Saints Row 4 Reelectet on Nintendo Switch Lite,
Was President of America, then atacket by an Alien and i am now in a Simulation of Steelport where i can work on my Super Powers ^^..
This Game is pretty fun, especlty when you allready have collected lots of Datacores, run pretty fast, jump pretty high..
And it worked pretty good on Switch, i dotnt think im now need a Real GTA on this Handheld..
 
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Been playing Dragon Quest Builders 2, demo version, and found myself starting to get addicted. Ordered the full version (which I hope could be delivered).

It's such a nice, stress free distraction...
 
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I'm over 24hrs into The Outer World. Love the design, characters, story, exploration and the humor. Up until now it's far too easy though, despite the "hard" setting. Didn't want to go with the notch above that,since it introduces survival mechanics like having to eat and drink. I hate it when games do that.

Edit: And finished it. The very last area in the game stepped up the difficulty quite a bit. Somewhat jarring, but a welcome challenge. At least those fights made me use the healing item. I haven't used the slowmo-ability at all. Maybe useful for a melee character?
I wish there were more diverse locations. A few weeks ago I wrote a few words for a background story set on a spaceship. The same thing happened on the ship you start the game on. And I thought I was being original. There's probably already a book or movie out there that did the same thing. Oh well. On to the next game!

Edit: Children of Morta
Edit: Not getting warm with it. Melee is hard, ranged character is super easy. The narrator is good but the regular exposure stopping me from getting back into the slaying is a bit annoying. Bastion at least let me play while it narrated.
Edit: Pillars of Eternity it is
 
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Turrican 2 on winuae. A few days ago I got a nice competition pro usb joystick, so I can now 'properly' play Amiga games. It's still a great game, but ~20 years of not playing the game do show. Or short: I suck at it! :D Also I'm occasionally playing Bridge Builder Poly Bridge, which is really great. But some levels are quite difficult to beat.
 
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