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**3D Grand Theft Auto games (GTA 3, 4, 5)**Some video essay (I can’t recall which one) compared GTA’s attitude to that of the protagonist of “Catcher in the Rye”. Its comedy is very cynical, just pointing fingers at everything and saying “they are phony”, “they suck, don’t they” and “we are too cool to even admit we’re cool”. The tone always rubbed me the wrong way and felt like these white gangsta rappers - Vanilla Ice and the kind. Rampant fanboyism does not help, either. I dared critisize GTA6 trailer somewhere (by saying “this is not for me, I will pass”) to be downvoted to oblivion and I shit you not, receive threats in DMs.

No Man’s SkyWhen it came out, NMS was a broken, buggy mess of a game with inventory management as a central mechanic. Punch trees got replaced with laser plants, but it’s basically the same loop of gather, combine, refine, build better tools. After a decade, NMS is a game chock-full of various content, with inventory management as a central mechanic. Not for me.

Souls-likes and MetroidvaniasI have plenty of rewarding challenges in my real live and consider myself lucky enough to have work that’s fulfilling and gratifying. I don’t seek validation in games - I seek relaxation and escapism. I play most games on easy and don’t feel like proving my skills in the game is the right use of my time. I can appreciate skilled players - often watching speedruns, 100% attempts or professional tournaments, but when it comes to playing - I rather pick fun, easy, light entertainment. (Death Stranding is one of my all-time favorites)

on a flip note, a game that everyone seems to hate and I quite enjoy is ForspokenSure, the dialog is cringe and there’s way too much of the same barks repeating (I need to look through menus, I think they added some slider to adjust the rate if I recall), but the traversal is fun, I love the UI design (gold and purple), I think costumes are freaking fantastic and combat is easy enough (on easy) to happily zone out to and play an hour here or there.

QubaXR,
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Three is a hard quality jump after Kiwami 2, but I still enjoy the story. Moved from main PC to Steam Deck for this one and it feels right at home.

Perhaps I need to get in control of my FOMO and enjoy older games first instead of… Chasing the dragon (badum-tsss)

QubaXR,
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Oh is it time already? I’m not ready!!! After playing Like A Dragon as my first Yakuza game, I decided to play originals first, before Infinite. Finished 0, 1 and 2 and currently just started Yakuza 3…

I’ve seen somewhere that due to some storylines, it’s preferable to have played original Kiryu saga first, so as much as I want to jump in, it will have to wait

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Sounds like we are in precisely the same boat. I found 3 is a great match for Steam Deck, and feels right at home on that small screen (and runs great).

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Consider installing Chiaki or Chiaki4Deck on your SD. It allows you to stream PS4/5 games on your own network!

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Took me forever to internalize the title and realize this indeed has nothing to do with Bioware.

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I use Epic launcher for all my Unreal work, so I have it installed and open it daily. Still, I can’t be bothered to turn on the games store and redeem free games - while willingly paying for new ones on Steam. The UX is just that bad.

(I assume some people may find value in it, all I’m saying is: it is not for me)

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THAT’s a long list? I have more unplayed titles INSTALLED than this whole spreadsheet. I once attempted to create a system to organize my backlog but just gave up due to volume. I think I may have a game hoarding problem.

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Naturally. Rockstar likes to resell their titles no less than Bethesda. They will sell it to you on PS5 and series x/s, then again on PS6 and whatever Xbox will be around. Then probably Nintendo platform, finally PC.

This way they maximize the amount of times some people will buy the same game, each time with minimal quality upgrade.

Same as their previous titles. It’s not that they didn’t learn. They have the numbers and know very well what they’re doing.

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Looks like an absolute celebration of all the worst things America is known for. Pass, thanks.

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Never gotten further than about 5 hours into any Rockstar game. This time I’ll just let the hype pass me by.

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The two GTAs I actually lived and finished are from before Rockstar era: GTA and GTA2 - the 2D ones. I played all the big open world Rockstar titles (except for Bully) and I think I’m just not the right audience for what they are making.

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With no steam release I’m taking the same route. Love looking at remedy games, don’t enjoy playing them.

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Truly BREAKING NEWS lol. A sequel everyone knows is coming will be announced with a teaser we are announcing now. Must read the story now and stay informed!!!

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Yea, Warner Brothers got one of the Wachowskis to direct Matrix 4. 'member?

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I may be wrong, but I think they completely discounted console updates (and probably will do so with PC too). Ellie in VR was something to behold though. Hours of fun.

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