What Are You Playing This Weekend - March 2020 Edition

Written by Chad Norton on Fri, Mar 6, 2020 5:30 PM
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It’s another month and another weekend ahead of us, which means, once again, another weekend of pure, unbridled gaming joy. Annoyingly we’ve had a pretty slow start to the year, and then all of a sudden we have DOOM Eternal, Half-Life: Alyx, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and the Resident Evil 3 Remake all within a month of each other. So now it’s time to pop open that Steam library and sort through that backlog of games because we won’t get a chance to again anytime soon, even if it is just to tide us over till the next big releases.

Jon/Stu

I’ve taken my sweet time getting to it but my attention has finally turned to Nioh. I’m a dabbler in Souls-likes and, with Sekiro always around the corner, I put this one off. The wait’s been worth it though; at this early stage Nioh is a worthy competitor which feeds into my inner loot goblin. At the moment I’d have to say I don’t find it as challenging as Sekiro but that’s no problem - I get most of my kicks out of exploration in these types of games.

Other than that, I’ll be sure to put plenty more time into Hunt: Showdown as I continue my quest to form an army of level 50 hunters. It’s a butt-clenchingly tense game that I have to be in a specific mood for but when I want it, I really want it. It just so happens that I do suck at it but I’ve carved out a niche of my own - Insane Machete Man. All the guns in the world can’t save them.

Chad

With the excitement of Baldur's Gate 3 from PAX East, I finally got my hands on Divinity: Original Sin II. I have yet to get into the meat of the game itself but I’ve messed around with the character creation for a bit, so I’m ready to get truly stuck into it over the weekend. It looks like a lot of fun and I’ve heard many good things about it, and I hopefully won’t lose track of time and look out the window to see the sun rising (but who am I kidding, that will probably happen anyway won’t it?).

Every now and then, if I have time, I’ll go back to the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. I love those old-school style games back from the PS1/PS2 era, and it’s such an easy game to just pick up and play whenever I feel like it. I’m curious to see if others feel like this too? Old platformers and adventure games have that beautiful simplicity to them where you can hop in at any time and still remember how to play the game. On the other flip side of that, if I stopped playing The Witcher 3 halfway through I would feel like I’d have to restart the game just so I remember where I was/what I was doing/how to play. Anyone else feel like this?

Felix

I never played any of the Spyro games, but I certainly drop back in on classics like Deus Ex, Hitman, and sometimes revisit the original GTA, which really was a lot of simple fun.

This weekend? I saw Age of Wonders: Planetfall in the Steam library and felt it was time to knock off some of those titles that I wanted to play but not had a chance to. On the whole, Age of Wonders: Planetfall seems like a good balance between turn based 4x base building and character progression. You have a character on the map that levels up as you take out enemy units, where you can choose from a selection of skills as you do. Your commander is supported by a variety of flying and ground units in your stack, and you move it and other stacks around an alien world, uncovering territory that you can then occupy with your cities, like Civilization. There's a nice dose of sci-fi research and dinosaurs thrown in to spice it up as well. This game is basically Civ mushed together with XCOM, as when a battle takes place you are basically controlling a familiar XCOM style battle.

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10:01 Mar-09-2020

Played and finished Whispers of a Machine over the weekend and just started Obsidian's Tyranny.

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20:37 Mar-08-2020

For me, it's Apex Legends, as usual, with some Halo: Reach for my single player campaigning.

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20:01 Mar-08-2020

escape from tarkov, i'm addicted to this thing for a month now

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20:35 Mar-08-2020

Did a certain doctor get you onto it? ;-)

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19:28 Mar-11-2020

if my tarkov addicted friend was a doctor, then yes xD

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17:29 Mar-07-2020

Days gone and will try nier auto once it’s downloaded

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14:51 Mar-07-2020

Started this weekend with Fortress of Narzod on the Vectrex. It’s a shooter where you can move all over the playfield to attack the enemies. However, the walls can reflect your shots and ricochet back to you, destroying your ship. It’s a cross between Demon Attack, Frenzy, Gorf and Venture. If you’re a Child of the 1980s then you’ll know what I’m talking about.

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14:51 Mar-07-2020

My friend finally convinced me to try one of those mobile RPG anime-style gacha games. I've picked granblue fantasy, cause apparently it has some fair RNG rates when compared to the other games.


I've been at it for about 2 weeks now. Goddamn it is it grindy, but I'd be lying if I said it's unenjoyable

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10:03 Mar-07-2020

Call of duty moder warfare, a bit of AC Odyssey and maybe some pes2020

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09:43 Mar-07-2020

Doom 2016... Getting ready

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08:01 Mar-07-2020

Starcraft 2 LoTV Campaign, Wolfenstein New Order (2nd Run), and Pokemon Sword in the mix hahahahaha

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07:30 Mar-07-2020

Jedi Fallen Oder and some Paladins too!

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07:14 Mar-07-2020

Apex Legend and Dead Rising 3, with sprinkles of DBZ Kakarot

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04:14 Mar-07-2020

I playing god of war ps4 (2nd playthrough) with friend while i am streaming as well for the said friend. And also gonna start MGS4(its been a while).

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03:38 Mar-07-2020

Finally going to start Surge 2, craving souls like game play

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01:23 Mar-07-2020

GOD OF WAR 4

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01:14 Mar-07-2020

Still playing Star Wars Battlefront 2 until I can afford Jedi: Fallen Order.

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23:55 Mar-06-2020

Devil may cry 5

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Nobody cares about what i play :P

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21:15 Mar-06-2020

monster hunter world

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21:08 Mar-06-2020

Warframe, WRC 8 and AC Origins

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I just bought Metro Exodus, so I plan on playing that today. Besides that though, probably Dead by Daylight with the boys with a spattering of Darksiders Genesis.

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