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I guess we could start with what ya got for Christmas?
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Chewy!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42157155

>It basically has no games, kinda sucks.
Not many new games, but its BC with almost every Xbone, X360 and OG Xbox game + Game Pass Ultimate gives you hundreds of free games.
I have 18 games installed right now, including Fallout 4, Destiny 2 and Forza Horizon 4 which all get a boost to 60fps as opposed to 30fps back on my Xbone S, which is awesome for me. MW19 gets a new texture pack, Minecraft gets raytracing, and lots more.
Gears 5 and MCC can go to 120fps but the TV I have isn't capable of more than 60fps. It is capable of 4k though.
The load times are waaay faster, too. Fallout 4 loads the entire world in like 15 seconds. Destiny 2 load times are maybe 30 seconds max. Forza load times are nearly instant. MW19 loads into maps a good deal faster and the graphics are much sharper.
I'm using the same 1TB external hard drive I used for my Xbone S and it works perfectly. Didn't even have to reinstall or reformat anything from the hard drive.
My brother is taking the Xbone S into his room and I'm selling him my old TV for $75, then he's gonna help me sell my Xbox 360 for about $40 and I'll give him a finder's fee of $10.
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>snuck in early

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I just ordered a Atari 2600 thing and it'll be here Saturday! Feels good, yo!

>tfw this is the fifth time you used the miku chibi pic on this board

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How much did you get it for?

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42157377

>Not many new games, but its BC with almost every Xbone, X360 and OG Xbox game + Game Pass Ultimate gives you hundreds of free games.
My Project Scorpio One X already did all that. After hooking the Series X up it all felt pretty underwhelming.

Hooking up my PS5 though really felt like entering next gen. It helps that they also had a bunch of new games that launched same day even if pretty much all but one of them (Godfall) isn't next gen exclusive.

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It's a Hyperkin RetroN 77 and it costed about $71 plus tax. I'd rather not remember the tax, but it was off of Amazon.

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Oh, so it's not an actual 2600 but a remake?

ScorchCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42157486

That sounds...really underwhelming. I was hoping Xbox Series X would be like an actual PC so I can somehow put FL Studio on it...just for funsies of course, since I don't use FL as much as I used to anymore.

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Sort of. It's basically a standalone emulator for HDMI TVs. Though, I had to update its firmware through its 128MB microSD card. lmao

Here's a free wallpaper I found on the internet though.

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It's sad.
I actually theorized (probably along with a few other people) that the Series X could play PC games since it was shaped like a PC tower. It can't.
All it does is have faster loading times.
So dumb for MS to put all their eggs in the Yakuza 7 basket when most Xbox players probably have never played Yakuza's 3, 4, 5 and 6.

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My theory was the Series S would serve as some sort of alternative to PC gaming, or an addon to PCs to allow us to turn our PCs into modifiable XBoxes.
Still kind of baffles me why Microsoft will release a brand new console... and the dregs of that console as a seperate machine.

ChewyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 42157505

the Series S is almost as powerful as a regular PS5 and also its only $300 which is insanely cheap for a next-gen console, thats why I got it

Chewy!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42157785

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review
by Chewy
Based on approx. 20hrs of multiplayer playtime and approx. 5hrs of Zombies playtime

>Maps are mostly better than MW19 maps (Miami is the big exception, FUCK that trash)
>Gameplay is faster-paced than MW19 and its easier to get more kills per match, and there is undeniably less camping (so far)
>Ninja is a perk again
>Mini-map is back to normal (enemies appear as red dots when firing unsilenced guns)
>Combat knife is fun to run around in FFA with if you equip Ninja and Ghost
>Thumper is finally back and its pretty much the most fun weapon in the entire game, especially since Scavenger resupplies two grenades at a time
>M16 is good, its nice to have a burst-fire weapon that isn’t ass
>Normal challenges are back

>Even though the maps are better than MW19 maps, they’re definitely not series standouts, mostly just decent, and there are only NINE at launch, even Nuketown isn’t in the game yet
>Less Operators than MW19
>Only one finishing move in the ENTIRE game
>Sliding and jumping is cancer, the movement feels so dumb
>TTK is too high, its the second-highest in the series behind Black Ops 4
>Quickscoping is overpowered
>Least amount of primary weapons at launch in the series
>The non-6v6 modes are kinda mediocre
>No Hardcore Hardpoint again
>MP5 and M16 basically dominate the meta (but in all fairness CoD almost always has a 2-3 gun meta)
>The grind to level weapons is insane, its sooo slow, and there are so many filler attachments
>The scorestreak system is terrible
>Graphics and animations/sound design are garbage compared to MW19
>the RPG sucks which is so disappointing because it was so fun in MW19
>teamkilling in HC gets you kicked instead of having a ricochet system which means its basically pointless to use explosives in HC
>I was so excited that they were bringing back prestige but the way its implemented is barely different than MW19's ranking system, its not really Prestige in the traditional sense at all

>Playing a Zombies match after a frustrating MP session is very refreshing, and because of cross-progression you can unlock things to use in MP by playing Zombies, a series first
>You can spawn with any weapon you want in Zombies, making leveling weapons even easier
>Unlike BLOPS4 Zombies, BOCW Zombies feels not too over-the-top
>Can equip Zombies camos in MP and vice versa

>Only one map at launch
>After you get past round 10 the difficulty ramps up massively and you’re basically required to use a shotgun or LMG, also pack a punch costs an insane amount of points

Haven’t played Campaign yet.
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ChewyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 42158298

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First gold gun in BOCW. Some of the challenges were really rough and on top of that had bugs where they wouldn't track properly. In some cases it came down to mostly luck.

A lot of people have been complaining about how absurd the camo challenges in this game are, as well as how overly grindy the leveling systems are, even for CoD.

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I really dig the 80's aesthetic. Like the dude scampering about in bluejeans, MA1 flight jacket, watch cap, aviators and a mix of ILCE and ALICE webbing is straight 80's. But then I also see dudes scampering about in gear from more recent times like the dude in the Blackhawk! Omega Molle vest which is from the 00's.

Is like they got lazy half way through and that offends me.
They should hire me as an adviser. I'd have them cranking-out realistically modelled characters and weapons in no time flat.

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2nd gold gun. The grind is ridiculous. Wanted to throw my controller out the window at some points. Its the Stoner.

Are you talking about campaign or MP? Or both?

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Campaign. Also electronic red dots and holo sights basically didn't exist back then.
There was the Occluded Eye Gunsight, a fiber optic sight which works somewhat like a red dot but you can't actually see through it like a normal scope, instead you would raise the optic into your line of sight from low-ready with both eyes open and your binocular vision will cause cause an illusory see-through effect like a proper red dot. These were famously used in the 1970 Son Tay raid. The raiders had purchased them on the civilian market and many has simply been taped to the carry handles of their GAU-5's.

ChewyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 42158557

Ah. I haven't tried campaign yet. Heard its pretty good though.

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Since I hit max pre-season rank in BOCW, I'm trying out Op 5 in Gears 5.
Dizzy and Tai are back, Scorcher is back, Gridlock and Clocktower are back, menus got an overhaul, new challenges/rewards etc.

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Here are my overall stats after hitting current max rank in BOCW. I need a BREAK from that game holy shit.

Chewy!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42158889

>Season 1 of BOCW delayed by a week

a-at least I'll have Cyberpunk...

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Cyberpunk in 3 hours

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42159161

Haven't even pre-ordered it here
Taking a bit of a break from most games lately

ChewyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 42159167

well I just found out that the 7pm release time is only for PC and since I play on Xbox I have to either stay up until midnight or wait until tomorrow hahaha fuck this gay earth

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>tfw my brother has been hogging the Xbox and is already farther than me

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>play Old School RuneScape Trailblazer League because it's the hot new thing
>get to blitz through the game with exp multiplied a dozen times and a bunch of weird powers added to your character
>me and hundreds of other people suddenly notice one day that we overtook our normal accounts in terms of game progress, saw fun new stuff, and had more fun this last month than the rest of our time in OSRS combined
>we all hit a drop-off and kinda don't wanna go back to OSRS
>i feel like this is not what Jagex intended to happen lol
>wait what's this
>learn that a lot of the cool special player powers we got in Trailblazer are just copy-pastes of "Archaeology Relics", a thing RuneScape 3 has had for a while now, where you level Archaeology to earn these very quality-of-life improving powers
>go check out RS3
>everyone lied to me, it's not dead and bad, it's thriving and fun, and there's years upon years of really well designed content that OSRS never got because we hated change
>people always say it's no longer balanced or hard enough but it's actually quite well balanced, with faster exp gain, but new level caps to add content past L99 if you demand more grind and even more features, and there's lots of endgame content
>well fuck
>play RS3 for a couple weeks just to be sure
>yeah no this is even more fun than Trailblazer
>bye OSRS i'll legitimately miss you and you're great and all but come the fuck on
>wait, THIS is what Jagex intended, isn't it? fuck.

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Snowbell Country code: ponies-luna.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42159264

40k Darktide be looking pretty good:

Darktide! Extended Gameplay Trailer Analysis

I dig the Ogryn's oversized M79-style shotgun. Irl the 40mm buckshot shell would vaporize a dude up-close but low velocity and high spread quickly reduced its effect over distance. Effectively performing like shotguns in video games.
The Ogryn's looks WAY bigger than 40mm though. Probably at least 80mm, possibly 100mm and probably not low-pressure.

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Everyone keeps talking about 2077 like it's the second coming of jesus, and talking about the graphics and character creation and whatever, but is it actually A Good Video Game? Nobody has let me know. I don't even know the fucking genre and I've been inundated with ads about it for ages. Coverage of this game is weird.

Chewy!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42159321

No one's calling it the second coming of Jesus now lol

copypasted from the /ef/ thread:


It's not the masterpiece everyone was hoping for, simply put.
There are quite a few bugs/glitches (especially on PC).
The graphics are not nearly as impressive as a game like RDR2 which came out two years ago.
It runs like absolute trash on a base Xbone or a base PS4 from what I've heard (but tbf I have no idea why you would be playing on those in >2020)
There isn't as much freedom in approaching combat as you would hope and I think that will disappoint fans of stealth the most, its very obvious that the game was designed with "guns blazing" as the main philosophy for dealing with enemies. However supposedly stealth-only is possible.
The RPG elements feel somewhat tacked on--that said, they're still pretty cool.
The city doesn't feel as "futuristic" as it should, its more like if you took a GTA city and added a shitton of neon lighting, BUT it still looks cool, detailed, its huge, varied, fun to explore, etc.
The driving physics are mediocre, every vehicle basically controls the same and its really difficult not to crash while turning.
The cover system is more annoying than helpful and shows that a 3rd-person camera really would have helped this game (the gunplay basically feels like Destiny, for better or worse).
Portions of the open world are blocked off based on what I'm assuming is story progression.
This last con, take with a grain of salt because I've been playing on easy mode but the enemies are really fucking stupid.


The main characters are good and the voice acting is really good, it does seem like genuine effort was put into them. Jackie is a great sidekick.
The story is fairly interesting albeit containing some cliches (I'm not very far in though).
Like I said the open world is huge, vibrant, detailed, and fun to explore (so far).
I like how vehicles seem to be indestructible so its not like GTA where you regularly have to switch cars if you flip over or take too many bullets, you can drive around endlessly crashing and going off jumps and stuff.
Even though the graphics aren't amazing, it does have a nice consistent immersive aesthetic and atmosphere.
Collecting stuff and modifying/upgrading/customizing your character and weapons is fun and rewarding. You often find really cool special weapons doing random things that aren't even part of the main story.
The soundtrack is really good.
In spite of the large list of cons, the fun factor is pretty high, and this was definitely an ambitious game even if it doesn't live up to the astronomical hype of the last 8 years.

So far it's like a 7.5-8/10 I'd say. Like I said not a masterpiece, but the people who are being like OMG its a total flop blunder of the century absolute trash!! are dumdums tbh.
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Whether a game is "good" or not doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is it's politics!

>I don't even know the fucking genre and I've been inundated with ads about it for ages.

The genre is right in the name. "Cyberpunk" is both the title and the genre. Cyberpunk settings can be relied upon to feature a futurist dystopia, evil megacorporations, hacking, transhumanist themes and copious amounts of neon lights and racing stripes.

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>doesn't have dyed hair
>probably doesn't even have a gas mask
0/10, would not hack the planet with

ChewyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 42159359

It has both of those
You can customize your character to have bright green, blue, etc. hair, and I found a gas mask today actually.

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I was referring to the picture he posted, not anything from the game. I've never played it and know next to nothing about it, except for the fact that it has a fuckhuge download size and also fuckhuge first day patch download size, and there was a relatively obscure picture of an implied transgender person who the right wingers blew way out of proportion.

ChewyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 42159386

Oh, ok.

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Chewy!MUSIC.FbVYCountry code: ponies-twilight.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42160309

Man vidya isn't really that great lately. I went nearly a week without playing anything and then I hop on BOCW for a brief session of Raid and Nuketown and it was just like...awful. So many corner campers, so many people doing annoying shit like jumping over your head as if its Halo. I'm getting tired of this CoD considerably faster than I got tired of MW19. It feels like a step back in a lot of ways. MW19 basically revived the series from the low point it had been at in the latter half of the 2010s, whereas BOCW feels a lot more generic/cookie-cutter, less balanced, less visually impressive, less overall content, etc. There's not even gonna be a new Zombies map until February apparently. I tried out the campaign and it felt like a huge regression from MW19's more "mature" approach to storytelling (relatively speaking). There's not even much good stuff in the BOCW battle pass, I hate the battle pass system so much and on top of that most of the actual good content is bundles you have to pay IRL money for if you want them. I don't get what's up with the lack of MilSim stuff, too. I don't know how much longer I can really see myself enjoying this game. I don't get why Nuketown has become a complete campfest, it's really sad. And some of the choices they've made with weapon balancing patches are seriously questionable.

I haven't felt like playing any other games even though Destiny 2 got a free performance upgrade for next-gen consoles. I don't even remember if I beat the second expansion pack for Pokemon Shield. I haven't completed a single Tour Of Duty (battle pass equivalent) for Gears 5 in spite of how much I love that game because its so insanely grindy. I kind of ran into a problem in Fallout NV where I basically have no ammo for my guns and not a lot of caps to buy more, and there are no cheats on console. Etc.

I feel like as I've gotten older, I've grown so much less patient with vidya, and found so much more enjoyment in things like music. I used to be able to sit and play for five hours straight and become the embodiment of No, I don't want to stop, I'm almost enjoying my anger!! when I would rage at online games but now I just feel exhausted if I have even a 45min session that's mediocre. I feel like the general landscape/trends of video games have changed in so many ways that I don't like, too.

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I know what cyberpunk is, it's actually one of my favorite genres. I was talking about what genre of game, like, y'know, rpg, shooter, etc. Though I understand how easy to misconstrue my question was.

But I've already played it now, and the answer was it's the Skyrim/Fallout/GTA RPG subgenre, which is a great subgenre I enjoy! And this is honestly my favorite of them.

It's really short if you don't do the sidestories, but you aren't particularly encouraged to do them, leading to this awkward pacing where I walked right up to the point of no return in only a couple days playing, then got the message saying "This triggers the final part of the game, that'll be it, so you should probably do all the side missions if you're ever gonna." and felt obligated to suddenly lose all narrative momentum to go do unrelated things.
While they avoided the Bethesda Pose problem where peoples' movements and stares are soulless, otherwise it still looks like a slightly shinier FO4, so I'm surprised it was advertised on graphics.
There are tons of visual and physics bugs, which, while they don't affect the gameplay, feel even more jarring than your classic Skyrim shenanigans, which is pretty jarring.
Cars control poorly and are generally not pleasant to use, though motorcycles are actually a blast.
The morality is handled really weirdly. You're often highly conversationally punished for doing anything Johnny doesn't want, despite the fact that he's far from perfect, for starters. Also, the handling of cops is all over the place - they're clearly a severe problem just like in real life, going so far as to actively be shown inplot and ingame as usually being heartless killing machines, but apart from a single chance to say "pig" early in the game, you are never given the opportunity to express negative emotions toward them other than how they're supposedly UNDERfunded and not very helpful. Which just comes off as unrealistic, immersion-breaking and weird, especially if you're playing as a criminal streetrat, who's undoubtedly had dozens of friends killed by these guys.

By far the best implementation of unusual approaches to combat that I've experienced in a Skyrimlike. Stealth, hacking, melee, and non-lethality are all given almost equal utility to just killing people with guns. At least in my experience playing only using those options.
They kinda made their own unique attack style with quickhacks, and it's a really cool one, allowing you to freeze time and select from a list of various status effects what you'd like to spend your mana on, basically turning the game into an "intermittently turn based" old school RPG except all your opponents still attack in realtime. It also greatly bolsters stealth gameplay, since it doubles as both a way to quietly disable defenses and security, and a quiet ranged attack that never misses.
You aren't forced to ever use the crafting system, thank fucking god holy shit. I hate crafting systems and how games are all forced to have them now regardless of whether they need one, and hell, it might be really good, but I'm just so glad to not be forced to use it and I never will. This also extends to most things - you're never put in a situation where you're forced to take advantage of one specific skill, and all the others will only do it much worse or not at all. Things are usually pretty even. No content is hidden away from you this way, you get to interact with everything, without having to roll multiple different characters, which is a massive relief.
The characters feel waaay more real in terms of personality, and your relationship with them outside of utility feels real, and like it was written by someone who's writing what they know. Most notably, the lesbian option feels like a real, modern lesbian relationship - it starts with both parties awkwardly putting their feelers out to make sure they're not trying to romance a straight girl, and when it kicks off, suddenly there's lots of cuddling and flirting and cutesy text messages full of emoticons and dadjokes. And the sex scene isn't done the way straight dudes like to imagine lesbian sex works; it feels legitimate too.
I actually give even the slightest shit about the plot, since it's well written for a video game, and I feel like I can play as any sort of person who exists in the setting without the plot refuting that or the gameplay discouraging it - like, I can pour all my points into intelligence, and solve every single problem via hacking and clever thinking, and not only does it work just as well as a fighting build, but nobody around me is like "Oh wow V, you're a top notch fighter who kills people with guns all the time! The reason your clients hire you is as muscle, that's what you do, you're a muscly muscle person!" Which sounds like a weird and specific thing to dwell on, but that happens so often in games like this. Don't tell me I'm a warrior when I run a purely stealth build with no combat prowess outside of critting someone from behind, y'know?
Also, the ending made me cry. I mean, the first ending I got, anyway. Wanna go for more later.

So overall this actually turned out to be my favorite within the genre, and a great relief for someone who's long since lost the ability to emotionally invest in yet another Fallout game or whatever, instead of just buying it to blitz-explore and dick around. For me, this was 200% worth the hype.

Here's a picture of my character who I intentionally designed to look as much as possible like a useless fucking nerd who can't do anything to contribute to anyone except hack really well. I'm proud of her for leaving the house, let alone handling the plot.
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I agree with most of that except the part about the model animations being a slightly shinier fallout 4. Seriously, go back and play Fallout 4 lol. Cyberpunks characters in the main or main side quests feel like actual people the way they move and facial animations and do stuff, Fallouts literally are cardboard cutouts by comparrison.

While far from perfect, the only thing that makes me want to stop playing is the fucking desktop crashes every 3-5hours on ps4 lol. Ive only ever encountered one game breaking bug on one of Panams missions but thankfully 2 saves back (15mins or so progress lost) it managed to rectify itself. Plenty of minor bugs everywhere though.

They should probably nerf hacking a bit too i think, i have to play the game on hard mode purely because i also went Inteligence and hacking and by god its so broken, you can take out entire compounds with just Contagion and never be seen lmao.
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That's fair, it has been a long time since I played FO4, I may simply be misremembering.

Don't get me wrong, the game does look very good, especially on my PC since I can run it on max, I guess I just got it into my head that with all that buzz about the devs meticulously cloning every detail of Keanu's face and pose via motion capture suit, I was expecting something a little more photorealistic than what we got, I guess. Idk why my brain latched onto that.

As for the strength of quickhacks, it's a tricky thing to balance, because to keep it on par with all other types of attack, it has to be strong enough that the player can get into a close-up gun fight with just hacks and have a chance of winning. Currently, that's possible, and I don't think it should stop being possible, because all playstyles being equally good is a real selling point of this game, at least for me... but also yes, Contagion from across the street behind a wall is OP as fuck. Satisfying as hell, but OP. There needs to be a compromise somehow.

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Do you like Agricola?

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Looking forward to playing my Xbox again ngl

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I've been playing Fallout 76 again. The party system isn't completely worthless anymore and all my experiences with my fellow players have been positive thus far.
It probably helps that my best friend and I were able to get-in some quality questing time over the weekend and the two of us together are nigh-unstoppable. We ran a train on the Scorchbeast queen and gained like a dozen levels in the process.

That's another thing too. I've been playing since the beta albeit quite infrequently, I've seen some dudes running-around with levels upward of 700 and a couple over 900. I meanwhile am a humble lvl. 127. Now tbf, about 25 of those lvls I have gained in the last week while putting in some effort at grinding rather than the casual questing that has typified my infrequent visits to Appalachia. But goddamn... That is some hecking dedication yo. Well with the addition of legendary perks there is at least some use for all those levels but then again I am quite capable of murdering the crap out of everything that isn't intentionally made to be a group effort and even then I've solo'd everything except the Scorchbeast Queen and the dungeon raids that require multiple points/things to be protected simultaneously with just the application of stealth and/or overwhelming firepower.
My only real complaint at this juncture is that legendary weapons/armor get thrown at you with such frequency that I've started seeing them as vendor trash. Like I will turn over every rock and tree for one more screw but a 3-star legendary item getting dropped into my inventory causes my eyes to roll. Doesn't help that I have the perks to spec my character for almost any kind of loadout and yet most of them still manage to be basically worthless. I still do much of my killing with non-legendary weapons. That could just be me being a picky-ass hipster and I might change my tune when I finally find "The One" which would probably be a combat knife with the Vampire, Furious and +40% attack speed bonuses since my other "The One," a Two-Shot, Explosive Combat Shotgun got nerfed into worthlessness but I'm probably going to have to sift through a lot more Bug-killer's Fatman, Hunter's Auto grenade launchers, Dentist's Nocturnal Gauss Rifles and whatever else first.

Also I spend most of my time using stealth/melee as it's just more economical to stack stealth criticals than to needlessly expend ammo on endlessly spawning tanky-ass critters. But then I can say that because I have anywhere between 18-23 strength, the speed to run-down a Deathclaw and all the perks necessary to effectively shank all the squishiest portions of it's anatomy. So you know, YMMV.

In short, for now at least, I don't hate it.

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You know, despite being the biggest board game nerd in most places I post, I have actually never played Agricola. Just never got around to it, and since it's 2021 there are so many other board games vying for my time, y'know?

I have played Agricola: All Creatures Big And Small, which is a totally different "sequel" game that keeps the aesthetic of the original but zooms entirely in on the livestock element - no hunger, no worker purchasing, no cards, no crops, just the livestock. And I actually really like ACBAS. Like, a lot. It's one of my go-to two player games. Sometimes it's just really nice to methodically construct sheep enclosures for half an hour. It has an app version, too, so it's even on topic for this thread, lol.
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