Weekly Round-Up Wednesday - 2nd February 2022

Screenshot of Freeplay mode in Among Us
I've finally played Among Us!

The following post is part of a series of posts that are published every Wednesday to update readers on what I've been playing during the week (this also includes games on my "Pile of Shame"). The games to target are picked by Choicest Games contributors Choona, Luke and myself. As I'll be talking about my progress through these games, there may be spoilers ahead, especially for games containing a narrative. Consider yourself warned.

Disco Elysium

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 71%

After a lot of toing and froing in the Whirling in Rags hotel, I finally discovered the truth concerning the murder. However, it's still uncertain who is the actual murderer but shockingly the prime suspect is another of the Union's goons. Somehow, she knows a lot about your character, Harry DuBois so I'm wondering if this is foreshadowing for the fact that Ruby is a very important person in Harry's life. Maybe she's his ex-flame?

Train Fever

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 1%

I'm not really sure about this game. To some degree I like it because it's a blatant rip-off of Transport Tycoon, which is what is going for it but also why some aspects of it are laughable such as the fact that the funky soundtrack by Swiss artist Admiral James T. has a track that sounds very similar to John Broomhall's Transport Tycoon Deluxe theme (you just have to hear it to believe it). It also has a track that sounds very similar to Popcorn too. One thing the game has going for it over Transport Tycoon is the fact there is a lot more detail in the vehicles and the towns: you can zoom right in to see what's going on.

However, the game isn't very user-friendly and not very well polished at all. Things they mention in the tutorial windows don't seem to actually work (e.g. the middle mouse button doesn't do anything) and there is no way to setup your own controls. I also couldn't find how to rotate buildings and the camera and ended up finding the answers on a wiki, because there doesn't appear to be any proper documentation for this game: the game just directs you to Steam guides if you want to get help!

It's also more finicky when setting up railway lines in this game compared to Transport Tycoon but I suppose some of that is expected as you're not building things on a square grid. There's also an inexplicable 1-2 second lag whenever you select things on the menu.

Battlefield 2042

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 26%

I'm enjoying this game provided I can actually find a game. It's still occasionally difficult finding one. I still don't like matchmaking and I still don't know why they haven't nerfed placing C5 on drones. It's pretty overpowered.

Among Us

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 11%

This game is actually quite fun, a bit like a real-time version of Town of Salem but, like Battlefield 2042, it's sometimes too damn hard to find a game. During Australian evenings, it seems that 90% of my connection attempts will result in failure and it's very frustrating. Otherwise, as mentioned, game is as fun as a Werewolf/Mafia clone can be.

LINK: [ The Pile of Shame ]