Weekly Round-Up Wednesday - 25th January 2023

Screenshot of satellite being launched in Sid Meier's Civilization VI
3...2...1... Blast off!

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.

Battlefield 2042

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 100%

So, I got a new PC recently (which I will talk about in an upcoming post) and while my initial foray into Battlefield 2042 was good (I can run the game with a mix of medium/high settings now!) the second session I had with the game was abysmal. I'm guessing it's because of either a Windows or NVIDIA update but it so far only seems to happen to Battlefield 2042. I wasn't able to finish a single round without the audio starting to stutter, the framerate dropping and me being disconnected from the server with an error message saying all players were booted due to the server shutting down (when I know for a fact, that's not true as my wife continued to play on the server with other players). Anyway, I'm looking for a few solutions. Might remove the cache. Might repair the game. But if things don't pan out, I guess I'll just keep playing other games and coming back to check on BF2042 once a week.

Sid Meier's Civilization VI

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 100%

My brother has started playing Civ VI recently which has inspired me to give the game another go. I played a Prince level single player game as Lautaro of the Mapuche. His abilities I still don't rate since they seem very "situational" but I've managed to not do too bad in this current game I'm in and have slowly made my way to second place in world rankings and 4 points away from a Diplomatic Victory. I just hope the world doesn't vote against me again like it did at the past two World Congresses. It's also interesting since it seems the AI are big on the "Music Censorship" policy which prevents rock bands roaming your territory at a cost of -1 Amenity to each city. They obviously think the pros outweigh the cons though since they've all employed it (and so have I). Where's The Clash singing "Rock the Casbah" when you need them?

LINK: [ The Pile of Shame ]