What Are You Playing This Weekend - July 2021 Edition

Written by Chad Norton on Fri, Jul 9, 2021 4:15 PM
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It's been a while since we've done one of these so why not kick things back off in the Summer of 2021 as the weather gets hotter (at least on this side of the hemisphere) and lots of games to play. With a recent lull in big new games coming out, I'm sure some of us are looking to tackle that backlog in our Steam libraries.

As is usual here, we want to know what you're planning on playing this weekend and see if there's maybe a new game we can play that we either haven't heard of or given a chance yet. Whether old, new, standard, or quirky, whatever it is you've been playing and planning on to continue to play this weekend we want to know!

But first, here's what our very own GD staff will be playing themselves this weekend...

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Chad - I've recently picked up Stardew Valley after waiting for so long because I knew the kind of time I would sink into that game would outway any of my normal daily responsibilities. I can say I have been doing quite well recently however, and limiting myself to only 6 hours a day, which I can hopefully bring down to 5 hours and 45 minutes by next week and so on.

At the same time I recently started Hand of Fate 2 since that was given away for free in the Epic Games Store a while ago. I played and finished the first game but never picked up the sequel, so I've been dabbling in that every now and then, when I'm not playing Stardew that is.

Felix - I have been enjoying Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Beta. Its still not out fully until 2nd September, but a lot of the game is certainly in place. Its got some reasonably achievable recommended system requirements too, opening the game up to a large proportion of modern PCs. It feels like if you have a gaming PC that has been put together in the past 5 years then you should be good to go. 

This Pathfinder is not a direct sequel to Owlcats previous Pathfinder: Kingmaker, which is itself an exceptional Adventure Path and probably why they chose to do that one first. But it is an evolution of the game engine used in that first one, with enhanced graphical tweaks and a 360 degree rotational camera view, that helps provide more 3d to the environments you visit in this classic isometric RPG fantasy tabletop game.

Oh and I was thinking of picking up Sea of Thieves, but was wondering if you guys have any thoughts you could share on it? Should I grab a copy and try and play it cooperatively?

Other than that I would be remiss not to have a little go at the latest FIFA, considering the Euro 2020 final is on Sunday evening and England have somehow managed to womble their way through to Wembley.

D3ATHKeeper - I plan on finishing a personal project of mine this weekend to release next week. However, I'll also try some of The Crew 2 since it has a free weekend at the moment and I'll probably also restart Psychonauts 1 to prepare for the Psychonauts 2 launch. Other than that, I'll definitely still play some CSGO with a few of my buddies.

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And there you have it, that's what we're up to this weekend, now it's over to you guys to tell us what you'll be playing this weekend! As always, you can vote for the genre of game you'll be playing the most this weekend, and let's see if we can get a shift towards something other than RPG that is usually the winner, though I very much doubt that.

(If your particular niche of genre isn't covered in the polls below, then just vote for whatever's the closest!)

What genre will you be playing the most this weekend?

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08:51 Jul-12-2021

Little Orpheus and NFS The Run

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01:56 Jul-12-2021

It'll be BallisticNG, Apex, Maybe some Redout, and I'll be doing a bit of Metric Racer, which is showing some promise for AG racing fans.

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14:49 Jul-10-2021

Maybe a little bit of Prison Architect, or nothing

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14:12 Jul-10-2021

Mostly black desert online , but will play some other games in the meantime as usual : D

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12:34 Jul-10-2021

Probably going to finish my Cyberpunk 2077 playthrough this weekend.

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14:50 Jul-10-2021

What's your takeaway from the game?

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09:35 Jul-12-2021

I really enjoyed the stories and the atmosphere. It's hard not to compare it to Witcher 3 and it doesn't reach that height. Having bought it after the updates I didn't experience the most egregious bugs. There are certainly areas the game needs polishing, driving cars and inventory management are to me the main ones. There are also plenty of graphical glitches, cars and NPCs sticking in the ground for instance, I also experienced a quest that failed when you so much drove slightly too far in the wrong direction which at the time left me puzzled what I'd done wrong. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel I got more than my money's worth (40 euro).

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23:39 Jul-12-2021

At 40€ CP 2077 was probably an acceptable price.
Anyhow I'm glad you had a pleasurable experience with it.

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09:16 Jul-10-2021

WoW and Dungeon Defenders.

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07:54 Jul-10-2021

FF14 All the way

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00:18 Jul-10-2021

Replaying legacy of kain Blood Omen. Its just as good as i remember :)

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23:02 Jul-09-2021

Mass Effect for me. Got through first two, now I am doing third one, so yeah, I still have quite some way to go. And after that is done, I will either return to Kingdom Hearths, or something else... I think there was something I wanted to return to... I think I need to start writing these things down.

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14:51 Jul-10-2021

Interesting...
What about ME Andromeda?

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22:56 Jul-10-2021

I probably won't revisit it, it wasn't that long since I played it last time. Plus it kind of is completely separate story. With original trilogy, I didn't play DLC, plus I didn't do whole import a save thing, like I am doing now. So there still is something fresh in it for me, plus it was long time ago. Don't get me wrong, Andromeda isn't terrible, but it definitely didn't live up to reputation.

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00:44 Jul-11-2021

Intriguing...
I always used the import save feature (tho I must admit that the feature didn't live up to my expectations sadly)

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21:57 Jul-09-2021

Just got fired so now i have freetime to Play GTA IV AND Battlefield 1

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23:31 Jul-09-2021

Sorry to hear. I just found out my GF of 10 years was having a two year affair so don't feel bad mate!

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14:51 Jul-10-2021

Oh man I'm sorry to hear

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03:31 Jul-11-2021

The first two months after finding out were rough but I am now getting past it...

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03:31 Jul-12-2021

I'm here for you if you wish to talk about it.

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14:55 Jul-10-2021

Do you have enough $ to last you till you get another job?

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21:19 Jul-09-2021

Dead by Daylight is free for this weekend so im giving it a try.

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21:07 Jul-09-2021

Nothing.... Exams this week :')

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14:59 Jul-10-2021

You've earned my respect by putting your future before momentary pleasure.

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20:51 Jul-09-2021

I am playing Magic The Gathering Arena with the new DND Forgotten Realms set that just released!

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19:53 Jul-09-2021

Deep Rock Galactic and FFXV

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18:59 Jul-09-2021

Resident Evil 2 Remake.

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19:43 Jul-09-2021

Great game you should expect about 60-80fps lowest settings 900p

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18:49 Jul-09-2021

I finished E1 of Dusk earlier this week and I'm at the end of E2 (I think), so I'm gonna play that, along with a bit of Ion Fury and NFS Heat mixed in.
These "old style" shooters are nothing short of good old fun - just you and your gun, mowing down enemies, finding secrets and progressing through well-crafted levels. Nobody if trying to sell you anything, there's no DLC, no microtrash - just pure fun gameplay. So I'm kinda into those now, I guess.

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19:45 Jul-09-2021

Indi devs have been getting into old school doom/duke nukem style fps´.

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21:02 Jul-09-2021

well double benefit, nostalgia for playing old school game + less work to do with both mechanics and visuals

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21:25 Jul-09-2021

Say what you want, but damn is Dusk atmospheric. The dev did a lot with very primitive graphics. In fact - it definitely adds to the atmosphere in a strange way. I really like it!

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18:46 Jul-09-2021

this week i would mostlly be playing in coop with a friend as we finally got some free time in the same, in the mean time i started the Risen serie i am still on the first one and i really like it after i finish all three of it i will have to choose which other serie should i start, Fable or Gothic

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17:11 Jul-09-2021

I will be playing a game called lust from beyond, and after that a game called maid of skier

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17:08 Jul-09-2021

Been playing YS IX: Monstrum Nox since launch and enjoying it enough to continue playing over the weekend.

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I'm playing Metal Slug Games

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