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  • Any and all credit for the concept of these threads goes to the amazing MRORANGE!







Planet Zoo

Build a world for wildlife in Planet Zoo. From the developers of Planet Coaster and Zoo Tycoon comes the ultimate zoo sim, featuring authentic living animals who think, feel and explore the world you create around them. Experience a globe-trotting campaign or let your imagination run wild in the freedom of Sandbox mode. Create unique habitats and vast landscapes, make big decisions and meaningful choices, and nurture your animals as you construct and manage the world’s wildest zoos.

Meet a world of incredible animals. From playful lion cubs to mighty elephants, every animal in Planet Zoo is a thinking, feeling individual with a distinctive look and personality of their own. Craft detailed habitats to bring your animals’ natural environments home, research and manage each species to allow them to thrive, and help your animals raise families to pass their genes onto future generations.

Manage an amazing living world that responds to every decision you make. Focus on the big picture or go hands-on and control the smallest details. Thrill visitors with iconic exhibits, develop your zoo with new research, and release new generations of your animals back into the wild. Your choices come alive in a world where animal welfare and conservation comes first.

Planet Zoo’s powerful piece-by-piece construction tools let you effortlessly make your zoo unique. Every creative decision you make impacts the lives of your animals and the experience of your visitors. Let your imagination run wild as you dig lakes and rivers, raise hills and mountains, carve paths and caves, and build stunning zoos with a choice of unique themes and hundreds of building components.

Join a connected community and share the world’s most creative habitats, scenery and even whole zoos on the Steam Workshop. See your own designs appear in zoos around the world, or discover fresh new content from the Planet Zoo community every day.



Blacksad: Under the Skin

A dark corruption scandal in the heart of the New York City's underworld for charismatic detective John Blacksad!

The 50s, New York City: Joe Dunn, owner of a boxing club, is found dead.

Meanwhile, rising star Bobby Yale, due to take to the ring for the most important fight of his career, has mysteriously disappeared.

Sonia Dunn, Joe’s daughter, takes over the gym and must deal with its financial woes. She hires private detective John Blacksad to investigate Yale’s disappearance. This sinister case will take our investigator to the darkest, most dismal depths of New York.

With its anthropomorphic characters and its incredible 1950s feel, BLACKSAD: Under the Skin promises all the eerily dark adventure of a detective novel, just like the eponymous comic book series.

Conduct the investigation in your own way. Make use of your feline senses as you hunt for new clues. Make decisions on behalf of Blacksad and influence the outcome of the case.



Garfield Kart - Furious Racing

Garfield, the famous lasagna-loving cat is back to take on Jon, Odie and company in a no-holds-barred racing game!

Choose your character and kart according to their characteristics and your driving style, get off the starting line first and control skids to outrun your opponents. Use crazy bonus objects, like the Pillow or the Magic Wand, to gain an edge and get over the finishing line first. Are you lazy like Garfield? Take shortcuts to overtake the other racers with the Spring!

Race your friends in local mode or online, with up to eight players on 16 iconic circuits from the world of Garfield.



Romancing SaGa 3

The celebrated RPG classic comes west for the first time! Developed by industry veterans including the legendary developer Akitoshi Kawazu, Romancing SaGa™ 3 was originally released in Japan in 1995. This HD remaster of the legendary RPG masterpiece introduces optimized graphics, a new dungeon to explore, new scenarios and a new game+ function. Select one of the 8 unique protagonists and embark on an epic adventure defined by your own choices!

Once every 300 years, the Rise of Morastrum—an event where the dark star blocks out the sun—threatens the very existence of our world. All born in that year are doomed to perish before its end. Whether man or beast, none have a chance at survival.

However, there came a time when a sole child did survive. He was entranced by the power of death, using it to conquer the world. He came to be known as the Archfiend. Yet one day, he simply vanished.

Another 300 years passed, and again a child defied fate. She did not give in to the same powers that controlled the Archfiend, and came to be known as the Matriarch.

It has been nearly two decades since the previous rising of Morastrum, and 300-odd years since the appearance of the Matriarch. Humanity now stands at the fulcrum between hope and despair.

Will there be another child of destiny? Will the child be righteous, evil, or another force that the world cannot fathom?



The Legend of Bum-Bo

When Bum-bo's only coin is stolen by a mysterious entity and pulled down into the sewer, Bum-bo finds himself facing droves of deranged enemies, lost children, his fears, and eventually the beast that stole his beloved coin.

The Legend of Bum-bo is a puzzle based "deckbuilding roguelike" by Edmund McMillen (The Binding of Isaac, Super Meat Boy) and James Interactive, where players collect hordes of items that can be modified, upgraded and comboed with others in many interesting ways. Play as one of many Bum-bo, each with its own unique abilities, as they smash, bash and splash their way through a variety of cardboard monstrosities, giant bosses and dark personal urges...

oh also it's the prequel to The Binding of Isaac!



Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most popular strategy games ever with stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics, a new and fully remastered soundtrack, and brand-new content, “The Last Khans” with 3 new campaigns and 4 new civilizations.

Explore all the original campaigns like never before as well as the best-selling expansions, spanning over 200 hours of gameplay and 1,000 years of human history. Head online to challenge other players with 35 different civilizations in your quest for world domination throughout the ages.

Choose your path to greatness with this definitive remaster to one of the most beloved strategy games of all time.



Spire of Sorcery

A long time ago, powerful mages ruled these lands. They moved rivers, they summoned monsters, they created new races of non-human servants for their own needs and pleasures... They also waged wars. It is one of these wars that brought the whole world to the very brink of collapse. Whole regions burned and mountains melted as thousands of souls screamed in torture. In the end, the great mages completely destroyed each other, and as they died, their final curses tore the land apart, creating anomalies that we nowadays call the Distorted Lands. Places that a few dare to visit. Places where abnormal is the norm.

The suffering of the people following the last war had been so great that once the world cooled down from the violent storms, one of the very first groups to rise from the burning ruins was the order of the Inquisition. Said to be more powerful than the Emperor himself, this order is focused on controlling each and every person who possesses any magic powers – and on hunting down those runaway mages that seek to practice the forbidden skill. To the Inquisition, magic powers are a curse, and any practice of these outside of the strictly licensed guild is a sin punishable by torture and death.

As the troops of the Inquisition were making the first arrests, a new state – the Empire – was proclaimed in the part of the world least touched by the war. Officially, the Empire stretches from the coastline and to the mountains, and, with a number of strongholds, provides protection to the population otherwise besieged by all sorts of rogues. Unofficially, the Empire's influence starts to fade even before you leave the capital's gates, and by the time you're in the wild lands, the decisions of local lords always count so much more than anything that the imperial court may try to impose.

Until recently, you were an ageing mage casting simple spells under the strict control of the Guild. As years passed by, this satisfied you less and less. You started to look for books that held secret knowledge, studying them when no one could see you... until the day of the surprise search in your rooms. Ever since, you've been on the run, escaping the Inquisition by moving to the only region which even they avoid: the Distorted Lands.

Here, on the edge of the wild lands, you cast the forbidden spell for Spire of Sorcery and, tapping into the source of power, erected your new home: a magic fortress bound to you alone. You and the spire are connected so close that when one falls, the other follows. This is the domain that you can never leave. Yet from here you can still explore the whole world – with the help of your disciples.

Build, upgrade and customise rooms of the spire: libraries and herbal gardens, classrooms and prisons, living rooms and monster kennels, laboratories and warehouses, treasury and caverns, observatory and watchtower – your priorities define the capabilities of your spire and shape your strategy of exploration and survival.

As you develop your spire, disciples start to arrive at your door. Some heard your magic Call; some just heard about you from their friends. At first, you don't know much about them except for their looks and what they choose to tell you. With limited number of living rooms in the spire, will you prefer to accept a farmer's daughter distressed by her own magic powers – or a dedicated student of arcane who yearns for new knowledge, even though his skill is on a lesser scale?

Some of these disciples come to you to escape repressions. Some seek the light of wisdom. And some come in the pursuit of greater personal power. As you accept and teach them, you will discover their true personalities and find them fitting roles in your spire. One will become a great explorer, traveling fast and surviving any hardships. Another will become a gifted gardener, and secure your supply of the rarest ingredients. Yet another will become a traitor, trying to poison you.

Select, teach and direct your disciples on the quests inside and outside the spire. Your choice of strategy may yield a few powerful young mages focused on deep research into the elixir of youth – or an army of simpletons excavating artefacts all over the land, looking for the books lost in the ancient wars.

Legends claim that back in the days of the powerful mages, there were spheres that could show you what happened all the way across the mountains – and that through them, you could even converse with others. Nowadays, one hardly knows what happens across the river, as the wild lands are overtaken by rogues and monsters. But perhaps one day you will re-discover these long-lost magic artefacts of the past?

With disciples ready to depart on the quests of your bidding, ancient ruins and abandoned mines will reveal their mysteries to those who survive the expeditions. By sending parties and setting their goals, you will map dwellings, points of interest and sources of power. Your disciples will meet rogues and vagabonds, settlers and lords, animals and monsters. Through the eyes of your students, you will discover the non-human races of the past as well as the few ancient creatures from the pre-war era who continue to prowl in the wild, accumulating greater and great powers.

Explore the open world created anew each time when you start the campaign, charting new lands and deciphering new secrets. Maybe your brightest disciples will go missing in the Distorted Lands, lured by the innocent-looking fluters; or maybe they will befriend the many-handed Librarian and unlock his treasure trove of manuscripts? The story of the campaign is yours to write.

Here in the wild lands, bandits and gangs are a fix of the local landscape. Looking for the weak, they will move to an easier prey once you step up your spire's defense. As to the local dwellers, not everyone appreciates a mage moving in, and quite a few may try to claim the contents of your cellars. Not to mention seasoned adventurers on the mission to raid a castle or two (and make it off with the artefacts).

As your spire gains notoriety, it will start to attract more visitors, including stronger private armies – as well as the troops of the Inquisition, who never forget or forgive. And as your disciples travel the world, other dangers will loom: from illnesses contracted far away on a quest and brought back to the spire by the returning disciples to dangerous spells triggered by the explorers, which can range from having a few ghosts to having to battle a full-blown death curse. Your old age is approaching, too, rendering you fragile... until one day you become too weak to defend the spire.

Survive the immediate dangers while looking for the formula and ingredients of the only thing that can offer you the truly lasting power – the elixir of youth. Whether you find it, craft it or trade it, this is the item that will decide the ultimate success or failure of your campaign!



Terminator: Resistance

There is no fate but what you make.

Experience the events leading up to the decisive final battle for the fate of mankind in the war against the machines. Terminator: Resistance, is a first-person shooter set during the 'Future War' scenario that was only glimpsed at in the iconic films, 'THE TERMINATOR' and 'T2: JUDGMENT DAY'. The machines are destined to lose, but at what cost?



STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order

A galaxy-spanning adventure awaits in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a new third-person action-adventure title from Respawn Entertainment. This narratively driven, single-player game puts you in the role of a Jedi Padawan who narrowly escaped the purge of Order 66 following the events of Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. On a quest to rebuild the Jedi Order, you must pick up the pieces of your shattered past to complete your training, develop new powerful Force abilities and master the art of the iconic lightsaber - all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.

While mastering your abilities, players will engage in cinematically charged lightsaber and Force combat designed to deliver the kind of intense Star Wars lightsaber battles as seen in the films. Players will need to approach enemies strategically, sizing up strengths and weaknesses while cleverly utilizing your Jedi training to overcome your opponents and solve the mysteries that lay in your path.

Star Wars fans will recognize iconic locations, weapons, gear and enemies while also meeting a roster of fresh characters, locations, creatures, droids and adversaries new to Star Wars. As part of this authentic Star Wars story, fans will delve into a galaxy recently seized by the Empire. As a Jedi hero-turned-fugitive, players will need to fight for survival while exploring the mysteries of a long-extinct civilization all in an effort to rebuild the remnants of the Jedi Order as the Empire seeks to erase the Jedi completely.



Dusk Golem's Anthology of Horror - Dusk Golem

"Dusk Golem's Anthology of Horror" collects three short playable horror stories tied together by a core theme of "Grief". Dealing with grief is hard. It can follow you, whether you're innocent or guilty, prying at you when you're at your most vulnerable. Grief hurts, and in this case, kills.

Before playing the three stories, enter the miniature "START HERE" game narrated by the character Dusk Golem setting up the three horror tales you're about to experience, Along with the introductory pieces, there may be more to this prologue game than first meets the eye. Still, the main courses awaits within the three stories you can sink your teeth into:

Girl's Graveyard Mystery is about Kiki, a witch from a coven settled in a rural village. One day while out picking berries, she stumbles upon a nude boy in the bushes who she takes back home with her. The Coven takes an interest in him, but something takes grip of Kiki's heart, though she is uncertain if it's feelings of a jealous love or that something really bad is about to happen.

I Haunt this Place stars a cute and colorful little bean on its way to the impossibly constructed yet abandoned Central Services Center. Having recently lost your dearest friend, you've come back to this place where years prior you accidentally left behind something special to you, made even more precious with the recent death. This building has a painful history all its own, growing scornful and hostile to humans as it decays forgotten. it doesn't want you within itself. it's hurting and so are you. What you've got to make sure of now is that you don't get lost on your way.

Wail of Despair follows Kenneth, a kinda' socially awkward dude who started dating this girl named Lucy a few weeks ago. Things are going well, until Lucy dies. And with her death, Kenneth begins to be haunted by a terrifying strange monstrosity that wants him to die with her. Reality begins to blur, and it'll take all of Kenneth's willpower to not succumb to a darkness that wants him dead.



Black Future '88

Black Future ’88 is a Synth-Punk roguelike 2D action Shooter. Vertically climb an always evolving procedural tower to reach the top and kill its insane owner…before your heart explodes. Shoot, slash, dash and upgrade yourself to survive the endless waves of deadly traps, homicidal AI, crazed junkies and colossal Wardens standing in your way in a stylish alternative version of 1988.

The world is reeling from a nuclear cataclysm, created by Duncan, the tower architect. The First of his bombs fell in the summer of 1988, and by December they had blacked-out the sun with endless rain. We decided to stop keeping time after this, and it’s been 1988 ever since. Everything that lived through the initial attack will die in the extreme floods that followed. These are the times after, where there are no more months, or even weeks…everything is measured in minutes left to live.

Take on the mantle of one of the last remaining misfit survivors, and fight your way to the top of the tower to kill the architect and stop the endless nuclear rain. Ascend to die, and die to survive.



Asterix & Obelix XXL 3 - The Crystal Menhir

An adventure to share, full of fun, slapping and friendship.

The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely... One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. And life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Compendium.

Peace reigns in the small Armorican village, where the villagers go about their daily business. Our two heroes, Asterix and Obelix, hunt wild boar, the blacksmith and the fishmonger quarrel, and the village chief strolls around the village square atop his shield.

One day, the village druid, Getafix, receives a strange letter. It is from Avina Gandir, the high priestess of Thule! She warns the druid of a grave threat to his people and asks him to take a mysterious Menhir out of its hiding place...

Set off on an exciting adventure and immerse yourself in the world of Asterix! Alone or in co-op, explore the lands of the Roman empire and unravel the mystery of the Crystal Menhir and its incredible powers!



Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts

Fulfill contracts that offer clear objectives with a fixed monetary reward and options to complete bonus challenges for payouts. With hundreds of ways to take down a wide range of targets, Contracts offers precise, strategic sniping gameplay at its absolute best.



SD GUNDAM G GENERATION CROSS RAYS

Beyond creation, four eras come together as one!

Discover the latest entry in this iconic Tactical RPG series.

Form your own team of SD Gundams and deploy for battle -- with units from from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, SEED, 00, and Iron-Blooded Orphans!

Intense battle scenes rendered with high-def 3D models and dynamic animations with character cut-ins.

Featuring game design unique to the series with Development, Design, and Capture, as well as+ various other strategic elements. Form your own team and deploy for battle!





Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Europe, 1938: The lost Ark was just a warm-up! Now Adolf Hitler is after the most powerful talisman of all - the Holy Grail. A few brave men stand in his way. Fortunately, one of them is Indiana Jones, and this time he has his dad with him.

The bad guys are in your face all the way – mercenaries, traitors and spies. Not to mention everything the Luftwaffe can throw at you.... Can you handle the heat? If you can, you just might earn a higher I.Q. (Indy Quotient) than the man with the whip and the hat.





Disco Elysium

Get the achievement: Biggest Communism Builder​

Employ critical theory 9 times

People who have completed the challenge:​




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Hmmm, that challenge is probably going to make me actually play Disco Elysium (already bought it) so very useful :)

But the Retro one... booooo.... should have been Fate of Atlantis that is a vastly superior game.

As always thanks for the great thread!
 

Jawmuncher

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Ge0force Hella late, but I saw your posts on RE6 thanks to Ascheroth .

With RE6 you have to drop the idea that it's a shooter. In a lot of ways it's more of a "character action" game if you want the most enjoyment out of it.
For example, enemies stagger just like they do in RE4 and RE5, however they're not as pronounced & exaggerated as they are there. Your guns for the most part (Outside bigger boss enemies) should be used for nothing more than setting up finishers on enemies. Outside of Jake's Special Hand Combo, you'll never really use the regular melee button combos for more than crowd control.

Also don't forget that there are counters in this game to all melee attacks, an easy one to practice is the bloodshots who leap at you. Pressing the melee button when they're close to you as they leap is a one hit kill if it's a successful counter. There's a lore more I can talk about, but specifics will help me narrow down what you need help with most.

Regardless, I don't blame anyone for having trouble getting into RE6. Even I didn't like it at first when I played the demo way back on 360 since I thought it would just be the same title as Re5. It doesn't help that the tutorial for all the fun stuff is hidden on loading screens and not actually told to you in the game.
 
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But the Retro one... booooo.... should have been Fate of Atlantis that is a vastly superior game.
been there, done that ;)


As always thanks for the great thread!
thank you :photoblobheart:

Nice thread, let's hope this ends up being a good month.
here's hoping :)
 
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Posting my Afterparty thoughts here in this thread too in case someone is interested:

I just finished Afterparty (Oxenfree devs new game) on Xbox Game Pass.



Remembering and coming from Oxenfree, Afterparty was a letdown, dissapointing.

They design of the world is better and the dialogue is "better" and feels more "active", but the story and the characters are was a big letdown. I was apathic toward the characters through the whole game (lasted about 5-6 hours). I also liked the graphic style of Oxenfree more.

It's overall a letdown from Oxenfree and the game feels like it just keeps dragging on, weird pacing and the gameplay is not good either. It's very slow and there's a lack of interactivity. Like I stated, the world design is better, but there's so many things I would have wanted to check out more, but couldn't. There are 2-4 minigames, but they are over way to quickly and not explained at all and I didn't understand how to play them until it was over/I lost. The performance on the Xbox X was pretty shit at times too.

The EGS exclusivity has no influence on my thoughts btw. I have no problem saying an EGS exclusive is great. Hades is a fantastic game for example and is an EGX exclusive (until december).

To give scores:

Oxenfree: 8.5/10.
Afterparty: 5.5/10.

I was really anticipating Afterparty considering that I really liked Oxenfree (as some of you may know as I was very dissapointed in the lack of PC game pass support for it), so it was indeed a letdown.
 
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Mor

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Ok, THAT TITTLE IS SUPERB! kudos for the one who had the idea :cat-heart-blob:

and as always, another month, another thread, let's hope this one is as awesome as the last one!
it won't, Digimon released last month so that makes it the best month of the year.
 

MJunioR

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It's November already. Time sure flies. Summer is finally here too since we've been getting 30-ish degrees weather for the past few days.

Great thread as always, lashman :02love: Fate of Atlantis might be a much larger and polished game, but Last Crusade is still a good game in its own right!

Wall of shame for last month (top-10)

top five baybee

it's impossible to beat lash isn't it
 
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lashman

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Ok, THAT TITTLE IS SUPERB! kudos for the one who had the idea :cat-heart-blob:
you can thank yuraya for that one :D

Star wars fallen order is all ready to go.

Shall be great
ooooh, now that's exciting! :D can't wait!

Great thread as always
awww, thank you!

:wd_heart:

Fate of Atlantis might be a much larger and polished game, but Last Crusade is still a good game in its own right!
absolutely! it's great and everyone should play it (especially since it runs perfectly in scummvm)

:blobnoanime:

top five baybee
congrats! :D

it's impossible to beat lash isn't it
nothing is impossible ;)
 

「Echo」

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Hello November. That came quicker than expected. Soon I'll turn 27, on the 6th.


Big yikes. It's really strange to think I'm almost 30, it feels like life is zooming past me. Guess there isn't really anything I can do about it though.
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Happy Halloween MC, and sorry I haven't been around much. Work is free time killer and I really don't have much PC stuff to talk about lately. :weary-face:

Well, I guess there is this though.


Boat girls on Steam. \o/
 
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lashman

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sorry I haven't been around much. Work is free time killer and I really don't have much PC stuff to talk about lately. :weary-face:
that's ok, don't worry ... you know you're always welcome :photoblobheart:

lashman

Of course I got biggest communism builder!

...it was literally the first achievement I unlocked in the game.
i knew you would ... that's why i like you :p

:highfiveblob:

added!









 

Kvik

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Downunder.
Soon I'll turn 27, on the 6th.
Oh hey I didn't realise you're one of us November boys too. :02headpat:




Disco is suddenly trendy again.

 

sauce

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dat new thread smell

Disco is suddenly trendy again.

Watch it win goty in 2020 and console players say "it came out of nowhere!" again like with Hollow Knight