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What a difference a couple of years makes ...

Dropped FPS and got right into third-person open world. Far Cry 3 did it! I think that was the last game I played on the PS3 (no, actually, that was The Last of Us ... in preparation for The Last of Us II) which I enjoyed so much I bought it and played it again on PS4. I couldn't wait for more and played through Far Cry 4 (twice, following both story lines), which is pretty much Far Cry 3 but in the Himalayas.

I played Tomb Raider (2013), then Rise of the Tomb Raider did din't quite gel with it. Shadow of the Tomb Raider gripped me and I played it to 100% (well, 99.96% because of a glitch where two items I found did not register). Back to Rise of the Tomb Raider, finished and loved it second go. Later, I went back to it again for 100% and same for Tomb Raider. Much Enjoyed!

I started Ghost Recon Wildlands ... and put it away.

Far Cry 5 was insane! Loved it! Loved it! Far Cry New Dawn was superb - basically Far Cry 5 but a few more years on. Meeting old characters, faint recollections of places when you happen upon their decay, okay storyline, but the environment really got me. Loved it, too! Very good pair of games there.

I picked up Ghost Recon Wildlands again and took it to 100% collected. Good ending! Gagging for more, I got the DLC - Fallen Ghosts was great, Narco Road, so so. I'm now playing Ghost Recon Breakpoint and I've got to the 'Point of No Return' which is one mission plus the ending from the end. I'm just hopping around completing all the locations, collectables, side missions, faction missions and so on before proceeding. I'm rather sad to have finished it.

I think I'll go back to Far Cry 5 after ... I've got the Vietnam DLC to finish, then I think I'll just run the game again and go through New Dawn a second time.

Looking forward to: Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us II, Dying Light II (oh, yeah, played Dying Light after finally getting to a point that I enjoyed it ... Dead Island & Riptide, too).

I had a good run through some of those sideways adventure games, too: Little Nightmares, Dark The Fall, INSIDE, LIMBO & Valiant Hearts, and a few good indie games: Samarost/2/3, Tenagmi (played that one with my kitten - he chose where to go) & Deadlight. Blimey! FIrewatch, too. Yeah, that one was okay.

I think third-person is much more my thing now ... so much so, I bought Modern Warfare (2019) and don't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I might just take a little perseverence.

What you guys been playing?
 

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I've always been a PC gamer but have lost interest a bit in the last year or two. Having said that, I'm currently re-installing DOOM. I got halfway through but I'm installing it again to start again. Running a GTX 1060 and 8th gen. i5 so it runs pretty well at standard HD.

 
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Few more games on ...

Mafia III was an unexpected joy! I played the demo a good while ago and thought it okay ... I played the demo again and thought it okay, did some reading and watched a couple of videos and thought this could be my thing. £4 from CEX and I thoroughly enjoyed it! 1968 American - the Vietnam War going on, there's a seedy underbelly to society, black rights, weird cults, the list goes on. Loved it! Loved it so much I paid for the Season Pass to get all the DLC, played them all and enjoyed them - the last one was best where you get embroiled in a religious cult, which had echoes of Far Cry 5.

Mafia II (on PS3). Having enjoyed Mafia III so much I bagged a cheap copy of Mafia II. I have to say, it was quite advanced for its day I think. Good to get the backstory for some of the characters I got to know in Mafia III. I guess many folks will have played it the other way around and enjoyed folks they already knew popping up in Mafia III. It's quite a linear story, little open world but fun ...

... and then they re-released Mafia III, remastered Mafia II and Mafia (original) will come out in August on modern platforms! My existing transactions were acknowledged and I got all sorts of extra stuff for the games I already owned. One is the ability to have certain cars from each of the games in the other games, so guess you could roll down 1930s New York in a 1960s muscle car. Since I didn't own II on PS4, the best I got was to enjoy a '30s Moray in the '60s. I'm not inclined to buy the remaster of II just yet, but might well if the price is right for a bundle when Mafia comes out in August.

Finished Ghost Recon Breakpoint - good enough. I enjoyed Wildlands more.

Played through the Classic Edition of Far Cry 3 on PS4. Enjoyed it so much, I carried on through 4 (again) and still wanting more jumped to New Dawn (post-5) which I kinda raced through first time around.

I'm really desperate for the next thing to really grab me ...

GTA V ... not really my thing.
Red Dead Redemption 2 ... boooooooooring!!! And that's after the hours and hours of preview before you actually get to play the game.
MGS V ... ugh! Reminds me of RDR2. After that achingly long introduction, the game is a bit ... well, crap.
Sniper 3: Ghost Warrior ... almost grabbed me, but I found it miles too easy and horribly repetitive.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts ... sheesh! Reminded me of how Future Soldier, Advanced Warfare and so on ruined some of my favourite game series

... so, until something good comes along (waiting for Last of Us II and Ghost of Tsushima) I'm sort of in limbo.

I'm playing through an old game at the moment: The Saboteur (on PS3) and have Enemy Fronts (for PS3) coming in the post.
 
Mrs Seaman bought me a PS4 a couple of years ago and tbh I've not really used it until recently. I was visiting my nephews and was watching one of them play Call of Duty.
I was intrigued with the online aspect of it so recently I've been playing Modern Warfare and Black Ops along with the free to play Warzone.
I'm absolutely rubbish and no doubt 10 year olds in Eastern Europe get a great buzz from repeatedly shooting me from half a mile away but it's great fun me running around like an headless chicken, not really knowing what I'm doing.
 
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... and finished another play through of The Last of Us II (it's been a year probably, since last time) and what an absolute masterpiece that is!

Phenomenal!

It got slated in the reviews upon release with folks focussing on the "wokeness being rammed down our throats" but if you're already past all that (as in people are people, live and let live) it is one hell of a story crossing back and forth between two perspectives and back to the first game, both of which you get to play through as well as one or two peripheral stories.

Again, phenomenal! I truly hope there is a part 3, but I can't see what else there is to say and they didn't leave the door open.

Onwards (well, backwards) to part one perhaps? Maybe lift the lid on the very excellent Uncharted series again? I'm all (Far) Cried out for now, but 6 is due release very soon.
 
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I only tend to play Hunt Showdown on my machine recently - unfortunately don't have much time for anything else!

IMHO it's one of better shooters released in quite a while (with fairly mature player base),

In short, you have one or two bosses on the map, up to 12 players there, in teams between 1-3 players, and you don't know how many are alive. The goal is to kill boss and extract out of the map, but all other hunters are trying to do the same. Basically PvPvE but with a lot of tension. Any gun you shoot echoes through the map and there's tonnes of sound cues, from crows flying away and screeching, to chains rattling, glass on floor crunching as you walk over it and branches breaking!
 
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Playing Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice at the moment ... a quite terrifying journey into Norse mythology and personal psychosis! It's one that has slipped me by, perhaps being a bit off-beat and more about immersion into the environment than gameplay. I'm gripped! PlayStation Store is running it at a mere £8.24 at the moment.
 
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Playing Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice at the moment ... a quite terrifying journey into Norse mythology and personal psychosis! It's one that has slipped me by, perhaps being a bit off-beat and more about immersion into the environment than gameplay. I'm gripped! PlayStation Store is running it at a mere £8.24 at the moment.

... just finished it! Thoroughly engrossing! While it's very linear, think of it more like a string of Tomb Raider style puzzles that get more and more complex and ever-changing, even to flipping between past and present and a great set where you can only find your way by following vibrations through the controller. Headphones on, with the constant twittering of the main character's split personalities, doubts and fears, it really draws you in.

It's kind of Escape from Dead Island meets God of War meets Tomb Raider. Thoroughly enjoyed!

Hellbade 2 looks intriguing:

 
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