Content of the article: "[WSIB] instead of Borderlands 3 (on Steam)"
I was going to get Borderlands 3 on sale, but I then realised it's probably not for me, because:
- I dislike grinding and/or games that pretend to be action-oriented but the outcome is effectively decided by (and only by) stats – looking at you, Dragon's Dogma.
- Even though I liked Bl2 overall, it wasn't very deep.
- I would be playing Solo and apparently the story is terrible.
- I don't want something "mindless".
- The humour doesn't appeal to me at all.
I fully intend to get Hades (and Molek Syntez now I have learned of its existence) but I figure I might as well take advantage of the offer (Spend >=£30, get £5 off).
I have a really wide taste in genres, so just about anything's*on the table! I like fighters, puzzlers, fps', tps', flying, racing, rhythm, arcade, action, RPG, action RPG, RTS, TBS/4X, city-management… it kind of just goes on!
Really though, one of the three would be much appreciated:
- A game that challenges you to think.
- A game that is generally just really fun/engaging/satisfying – especially if it progressively builds mechanical skill.
- A "podcast game" – the sort of game that's a great game in its own right, but allows you to wind down, put on a nice podcast, and enjoy.
I want to avoid games that are disrespectful of your time (lots of filler or grinding), and I'm not looking for a multiplayer game at the moment.
On my radar:
- Cities Skylines' DLCs – Loved the base game as a concept, but felt it didn't really… do very much? It felt almost too easy and not very engaging. I don't know that the DLC's remedy that.
- Total War: Warhammer 2 – I quite like TW:Three Kingdoms, but I only have ~40 hours in because it just sort of peatered out mid-campaign as things started to stabilise. Is WH2 any better in this regard?
- Sniper Elite 4 – I like the idea, but I wasn't sure how fun or challenging this would be? I feel like it would be too easy to be particularly engaging.
- Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales – I wasn't a huge fan of Gwent in the base game, but if it's done right I think I could quite enjoy this – I just don't know if it is engaging?
- Ni No Kuni – I've had an eye on this for quite literally years, but it's still quite expensive on Steam at least, and I really wasn't sure if the combat would be any good?
- Hitman 2 – I'm not sure I'd get the replayability out of it, but I love the concept.
- Ghost Recon Wildlands – I think conceptually this is up my alley, but it seems very derivative and the typical formulaic "Ubisoft Open World" game.
I was going to list some games I didn't like, but the only recent game I've played that I genuinely disliked is AC: Odyssey, for its tedious, poorly done combat, medicore questing and horrible pacing.
- [SIB] BIOSHOCK Bundle and Sekiro or Red Dead Redemption II
- Good action combat mmorpg for consoles? PC?
- SIB Borderlands 3, The Witcher 3, Doom Eternal, or Fallen Order
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