Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker (WiiU - emulated via CEMU on Steam Deck); Doesn’t need its own thread obviously. Casual game that has an insane amount of content for what it is. Tons of levels. Tons of challenges. Plus Toad. He’s the best. Steam Deck is amazing for WiiU. I’ve been having a lot of fun revisiting games on a system I didn’t appreciate back when I got it.
Returnal (PS5 - via PS+ Premo); I wish I liked it more but it had a ton of rad stuff. Felt perfect on PS5 with the Dualsense stuff and 3D audio. Was neat. Dunno if I’d ever bother with the Steam release. [Returnal - #55 by schlitty]
The Pedestrian (PS5 - via PS+ Premium); Short little puzzle game that doesn’t need a thread. It didn’t record my play time on my first session but the game took around 3hrs to beat. Not the deepest but a good difficulty curve for the length. There were two puzzles in the third quarter that made me stumble, but the homestretch was smooth sailing once I got over those humps. Nice style to the game. Seems to be available on most platforms.
Mafia: Definitive Edition (PC/Steam); I had fun. I thought it was a gorgeous game and enjoyed the main parts of the story. Didn’t care for most of the check points and I was always switching between K&M and gamepad depending on if I had to shoot or drive. But I didn’t mind playing it on “classic” (hardest) difficulty at all.