What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I could waffle and warble but: The Witcher 3. It’s The Witcher 3. I’ll be playing a lot of The Witcher 3 this weekend. Unless this glorious weather holds, that is, in which case I’ll spend all weekend in or near water. Maybe around some trees.

I’ve really enjoyed The Witcher 3’s in-game CCG Gwent, playing it with every character I can. Sadly, this means I’ve reached the point where they no longer hand out new cards – and I’m still many cards short of being able to make one of those ridiculous Nilfgaard decks which throw the first round so they can draw a zillion cards. Hmm. I should hit up more of those high-stakes games. I’d be surprised if we don’t see a virtual or physical spin-off of Gwent.

Though speaking of water and warm weather, I might have a whole lot more time to spend with games soon. The swimming pond is becoming too crowded and noisy for my liking. Loads of people who didn’t swim through the icy winter are turning up now the water’s warming and… why? Don’t they know it was better when it was colder? I don’t understand these people at all.


  1. BooleanBob says:


    • ExitDose says:

      That is the first game that made me wish I had a WiiU. Is it as amazing as it looks?

      • BooleanBob says:

        Better. :D

        Have you ever played a game in which all of the parts just seemed perfectly interwoven? I’ve only played a few. Dota 2, which miniaturises the progression of a 60-hour RPG campaign and somehow transplants it into a forty-minute knife fight of furiously competitive team battling. Company of Heroes, which folds resource acquisition back into the game by tying it to the territory you’re already setting out to contest, while at the same time amping up the ways you can tactically employ the same territory to carve out a resource advantage. Blood Bowl, which has a ruleset so pure I swear you could refract light through it. And of course, Deus Ex, with it’s seemingly endless capacity for emergent mayhem.

        Splatoon isn’t really like any of those games, except in that one way that all its systems seem to combine to tick over like a watchmaker’s masterpiece. It’s not a hardcore game. It’s a simple game about shooting to move, and moving to shoot. Ink is the medium, the means and the end. You cover the map in great gobs of satisfying day-glo paint, the better to traverse it in squid-form, speeding across courtyards and even squirting up walls to find higher vantage points. Your ink provides a multitude of options for escape and assault, denies enemies the same, fills up your ammo, provides a stealthy means to ambush an unsuspecting foe .. all this, and covering the majority of the map in your team’s colour is also the way you win the game.

        Killing foes is more about denying them the time and space to paint the map their way than it is about splatting them for the sake of it, but neither aspect of the game exists in isolation – the crux of the conflict is how and when you press and fight, how you best employ the (varied and well-balanced) weapons your team brought to the battle, and when you melt away or feint across the map to fill in an undefended patch of enemy ink. And vitally, there’s no mandate as to how you choose to make that contribution – you can spend your entire time on the front lines, locking tentacles with the foe, or cartwheel around the quieter parts of the map with your paint roller as if nobody even mentioned there was a war on.

        Games last just three minutes, but are anything but throwaway. Last-second comebacks are never impossible, but always fairly earned (there’s no Mario Kart-style advantage thrown to the losing team). The most thrilling part of any given game is usually the last ten seconds, where everyone scrambles to fill in any last patch of unpainted ground that might ip the territorial scales in their favour.

        It looks and sounds gorgeous, and there’s a surprising decent single player, as well as a fiendishly addictive mini-game you can play while you’re waiting for matches to load. Content seems a bit light at the moment but free updates are being rolled out on a weekly basis throughout the summer. One extra map has already arrived since launch.

        I could write an even longer post but that would be time I didn’t spend playing it.

        • Treebard says:

          So happy to see this so soon in the comments. I’m having an absolute blast, and even if it’s a tad barebones at the moment, I can’t get enough!

        • CarbonCopy says:

          I think that the original Dark Souls is another great example of a game where every little part of it is so incredible and fits perfectly into a greater whole. From the combat, the character progression, enemy design and area design to the story, the world building and the way the story is told. Every part of the game is crafted in amazing quality and it seems that every system in the game was designed with all the rest in mind so that they will coalesce into one magnificent creation. That is the reason why I consider it to be the best game I have played.

        • Vandelay says:

          It has been what I have been playing most this weekend too, although my package only arrived at about 4.30 yesterday, so not had too much of a chance to play. It is just another reason why the Wii U is easily the best console there is at the moment.

          I do wish they had a few more various modes though. Even some of the shooter standards, like a capture the flag variant or simple deathmatch mode would be good. Plus, limiting to only two maps every few hours is kind of crazy.

        • SgtStens says:

          The only reason I haven’t auto-purchased Splatoon is that it’s only 2p local multiplayer. WTF? I have three kids, and with Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Brothers at the top of our playlist, it seems a shame to not take advantage of multiplayer goodness.

    • Press X to Gary Busey says:

      You’re a kid now. You’re a squid now. You’re a kid you’re a squid you’re a kid you’re a squid now.

    • clonex10100 says:

      I’m out of town and the only computer I have is a Chromebook. I’ve been playing a game called polycraft. It’s a nice little crossover between Minecraft and clash of clans.. You can get it for free on the chrome webstore.

  2. Rymdkejsaren says:

    Kung Fury Street Rage. Constantly.

  3. ExitDose says:

    Curious Expedition and Flame Over. I’ll probably do the dailies for Nuclear Throne and 20XX because I can’t stop.

    • mgardner says:

      Thanks for the Curious Expedition recommendation – I picked it up after reading the reviews and have been having a great time with it. Hard to believe it is still in Early Access, it already feels like a finished game.

  4. Imbecile says:

    Witcher 3. Its a long way from perfect (the fixed level loot is the latest issue, and by extension exploration), but the quest design keeps it all ticking over nicely.

    • udat says:

      What do you mean by fixed level loot? The fact that you need to be a certain level to use certain loot, or the fact that if you visit a low level area once you are high level, none of the loot is worth, well, looting?

      • Blackcompany says:

        Loot and levels really turned me off from the game. It was one of the reasons – along with limited time – that I requested and received a Steam Refund for my purchase.

        I’m tired of having to level Geralt at the beginning of every Witcher game. Its like he forgets who he is before every title. So here I am, unlocking the same skills and perks I unlocked in Witcher 2. For no justifiable reason whatsoever.

        And the leveled loot…ugh. Just a terrible decision I hope mods remedy one day. Perhaps then I will give the game a look. Something that immersion wrecking has no place in the Witcher universe.

        • jonahcutter says:

          I ran into this a little bit ago. During a quest for Geralt to gain more alchemical knowledge, he has to pledge apprenticeship to a druid. It stood out how silly it was, considering Geralt is a highly experienced and middle-aged witcher. For him to have to kowtow to a grumpy druid to learn a some of the basic building blocks to his alchemical system, that he has already been using his entire life to battle dangerous monsters, was more than a little silly.

          I love the game so much, I just decided to put the starting-over thing aside. But I can see how it could rub someone the wrong way. As truly great as I think Witcher 3 is, Geralt starting back at level one and needing to relearn even his most basic skills, yet again, is a pretty big immersion breaker. Someday, some game series will come up with a way for the protagonist to experience progression over the course of multiple games, but not have a reset to zero every game. It’s just so video gamey.

          It also emphasized something I’d been wishing for already. It would be great to play Witcher 3 as a newbie, non-Geralt witcher. Disable the main Siri related stuff, and let us roam around doing the contracts and sidequests as a witcher of our own making. Maybe even have some more random contracts respawn on notice boards.

          Non-Geralt protagonist DLC please, CD Project RED. Or maybe modders could pull it off once the tools are released.

          Witcher 3 is still wonderful and brilliant. But this is a pretty big “video games!” flaw in it.

        • udat says:

          It would be a brave role playing game indeed that did away with “XP” and ever improving kit while adventuring. I think it could be an interesting way to play – Geralt starts at level 30 or something and you spec him as you choose, and all the monsters are always dangerous. I doubt it would be as popular as the “typical RPG” approach they have taken, but it could be an option.

          It is a bit silly that you start at level 1 again. I thought the same in the Mass Effect sequels. Geralt does seem significantly less hopeless at the start of The Witcher 3 than he was at the start of Witcher 2 though.

          • Wulfram says:

            You keep your levels if you import into ME3. Was good, though it probably contributed to the game being rather easy.

      • Imbecile says:

        Exactly that. You need to be a certain level to use loot, which means that if you visit a low level area none of your loot is worthwhile, and also if you fight hard in an area above your level your reward is loot that you cant actually use yet. Its a terrible system – and actually worse than levelled loot (where loot drops at whatever level you are), which is impressive!

        But otherwise its damned entertaining.

        Apart from the swimming ;)

  5. trn says:

    Same as it ever was, Heroes of the Storm.

  6. Andy_Panthro says:

    Shadowrun Dragonfall, where I try and complete a mission I’ve failed a few times already, causing much frustration. I feel like I’ve missed an easier way.

  7. yan spaceman says:

    Fallout NV. I’m starting from the beginning again.

    • Ross Angus says:

      Ooof. Any complex plans for the role-play?

      • yan spaceman says:

        … I completed Fallout 3 + DLCs, but with FNV I seem to get so far and then another game catches my eye… This is my 3rd or 4th restart – my only plan is to play it to the finish before fallout 4 is released.

    • Awesomeclaw says:

      I still need to go back and complete the last DLC for that, but I always get distracted by Sierra Madre or Big MT and burn out :-(.

  8. Agnosticus says:

    Trying to finish the last level of the original Towerfall campaign on hard. Also got into BoI:R again, so hard, so addicting!
    But mostly I’ll be enjoying the sunny weather :)

  9. BadCatWillum says:

    Elite: Dangerous, seeing if the new Powerplay strategic layer is fun now that the entire player base is involved.

    • BobbyDylan says:

      Me too.

    • der_Zens0r says:

      me too, at least I hope I got the time tomorrow. I already downloaded it, but I’m unsure which power I wanna support.

    • Synesthesia says:

      ooh yeah, who doesn’t love the shining example of innovation that is fetch quests.

      sorry for being a partypooper, i’m just so very dissapointed.

  10. lowprices says:

    Coaxing a friend into Heroes of the Storm. Also returning to XCOM. Going to give Enemy Within some more time then get started on the Long War mod.

    • Solgarmr says:

      Yeah same here, Xcom – long war while listening to the hardcore history podcast. Now i’m going to finish it, so no ironman mode for me, I have always quit in frustration on that inevitable terror mission where I loose my whole squad.

  11. ButterflyRogers says:

    Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare

  12. Pich says:

    I have no idea. i have 300+ games on Steam and i can’t bring myself to start any of them.

  13. GameCat says:

    Dark Souls 1 again. It seems like I’ve missed 1/3 of content in my first playthrough few years ago.

    Praise the Sun!

  14. Orix says:

    Sleeping Dogs: Definitely defining definition of definitive edition.

    Only just started it. Been considering this one for a while. I’m not a fan of GTA because I get so incredibly bored of Americana, having a vehicley/shooty/sandboxy something set in another setting is always welcome (I particularly loved Red Faction Guerrilla).

    So far, I’m loving Sleeping Dogs. My computer aint the best, so shadows had to be turned down, but I bumped the world population level to max, and its a wonder. The neon lit night market is absolutely teeming with life, all the hawkers and tradesmen, massive throngs of people shambling through tight alleys, the game drips atmosphere and it’s wondrous.

    The story and mission are tad more interesting than your standard GTA fare (at least in comparison to GTA III and IV) as you play an undercover cop within the triad you have to do jobs for both, and appear like you belong in both. Your actions in missions aid rep with either side, and I imagine getting a balance between both may end up being tricky.

    Liking the fighting too. It’s a little similar to BatMan Arkham games (minus gadgets), although your character isn’t some acrobatic master like batman, the fighting is rough and ready with a bit of fancy kicking and martial arts thrown in, as well as environmental takedowns.

    Loving it so far.

    • Henson says:

      Hope it delivers for you. I had a pretty good experience with Sleeping Dogs, especially with the combat, but I really wish there were more interesting things to do in Hong Kong. The place felt very empty and lifeless very quickly. That first sequence through the market is great, though.

    • woodsey says:

      The problem with Sleeping Dogs was always that you never actually play an undercover cop. They should have cribbed Double Agent’s trust system, but instead you just do cop missions and criminal missions.

      • Orix says:

        Splinter Cell isn’t my usual cup of tea, but always willing to give games with interesting narrative mechanics a shot, is Double Agent worth a try?

        I’ve just started doing the whole drug busting thing of hacking cameras. Feels a little janky in that you look at people through a camera until the trader is suddenly identified.

        I kinda sucked at the fighting system until you’re given kung-fu lessons, now I don’t die quite as often >_>

        Also liking some of the silly DLC costumes, some are a bit over powered in terms of gains (such as the 2x cop xp one), but some are great fun, like the drunken fighting outfit.

  15. dawnmane says:

    The Witcher 3, for the landscapes and sword-dancing and because I hope a moment as moving as the naming ceremony in The Bloody Baron questline will show up again. LEGO Lord of the Rings with my daughter (Dad can we play the one where the little man got sick?). Darkest Dungeon, because I tried out the new patch and the Man-At-Arm made a riposte attack with his shield and now I’m in love all over again. Starbound because my house won’t build itself now will it?

  16. benjamin says:

    Heros of the Storm, although I have revision to do so hopefully not too much!

  17. Crafter says:

    Massive Chalice !
    Not a fan of the overworld, but the actual battles are fun.
    I might also try my hand at an Aria run in Necrodancer, but I would need to learn to follow the beat way more closely. By the way, this game could use way more coverage, among other things on RPS.

  18. vorador says:

    Brutal Doom v20.

  19. Kitsunin says:

    Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes!
    It’s good. So good. I can’t begin to fathom why I didn’t even halfway complete the first chapter of the campaign when I first bought it.

    Way in the future, when I’m through uni and I maybe work on the RPG/Visual Novel I’ve been planning for a long time, Clash of Heroes made me realize that a puzzle-based combat system would be a great angle to approach it from, rather than a typical tactical system.

  20. Thulsa Hex says:

    Witcher 3, for me. I hadn’t been able to play it in over a week so I’m going to make up for that over the weekend. ~40 hours in and I’ve yet to make it to Novigrad. Tonight I did the quest where you meet the crones and it was suitably freaky. Bloody great game.

  21. FCA says:

    Finally “finished” GTA 5 yesterday (bought it mostly to satisfy my LA/SoCal nostalgia, turned out to be a OK game too (the dialogue though, ughh)), so now I can start the Witcher 3!
    Loved Witcher 1 and 2, so I’m really stoked!

    And in the evening, I’ll be playing “put some meat above a fire and hope it doesn’t burn too bad”.

  22. Banks says:

    TIS-100. I don’t know what I’m doing.

    • Orix says:

      Just started SpaceChem (made by the same dude) and feel the same way, totally stuck on the third planet.

  23. melnificent says:

    Witcher 3, invisible inc, xcom multiplayer, beyond earth multiplayer, and most likely toast time…. it’s got it’s hooks into me quite deeply.

  24. DompR says:

    Rediscovered M&B: Warband, and decided to go against type and not make a horse archer, instead opting for a “one of the boys” crossbow+polearm infantry dude. We will see how that plays out, so far it’s not so bad.

  25. CookPassBabtridge says:

    Alice, now young lady we appreciate your interest, but you never reply and you have ignored all our invitations to play bridge and have rich tea biscuits (after a nice dip in a local pond, shouldn’t eat before you swim). So, unfortunately, this time I am not telling you what I am playing.

    Now don’t pull that face we just miss you and want to hear from you, its been years. I will however share this imgur of Florence the cat, who also misses you. That’s why she’s levitating link to imgur.com

  26. John O says:

    I’ll finally finish Dishonored. Then I’ll dig into the DLC. Maybe start the DLC for Fallout 3.

  27. prof_yaffle says:

    I picked up Fallout 3 GOTY edition, but am having trouble getting it to play nicely with Wine. So for now I’ll be sticking with New Vegas, which runs a lot better.

    • prof_yaffle says:

      Actually that plan’s changed for two reasons.
      1: I found a fix for the constant freezing – link to forums.steampowered.com
      2: I had a revelation about Fallout 3’s back story. The PC, along with other people, has been held prisoner in an underground bunker by a cult like leader who’s convinced them all that it’s not safe to go outside since the world has been destroyed. Then after leaving she’s forced to face the transition to now living in the world outside.

      That’s pretty much the plot to The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. So now I’m replaying Fallout 3 as Kimmy Schmidt.

  28. FriendGaru says:

    Depending on the willingness of my compatriots, the leading options are something with Tabletop Simulator (kinda want to try learning Android: Netrunner), Orcs Must Die 2, Endless Legend, or Awesomenauts.

    If I must go solo, I’ll probably run awround some more in Shadow of Mordor.

  29. Phantasma says:

    Elite: Dangerous again.

    After they thankfully reverted some very questionable changes from the 1.3 beta, my love for the game is rekindled once again.
    It’s still a long way to go until it will reach its true potential, but something always draws me back. Ship handling is just too much fun.

    Although i may need another personal goal in the near future to avoid burning out on it.
    Almost upgraded the Imperial Clipper to my liking but a Python is still way beyond my reach and the new ships are nice for newcomers but certainly won’t suit my needs.
    And the new powerplay mechanic sounds nice but is something i let other players enjoy as it’s certainly not for me.

    But besides all my nagging, with 1.3 the game finally is in the state they should have released it in December. Progress is slow but at least steady.

    • der_Zens0r says:

      you’re too harsh to the game :)
      It was already great on release, the only thing missing for the common player was some kind of campaign or something. I love to see it evolve since late beta when I bought it.

  30. Ham Solo says:

    Exanima. Bought that new lego game, didn’t like it, got a refund, and bought another title that got me interested.

  31. Pizzacheeks McFroogleburgher says:

    Deus ex hr, for all its dreadful, awful, gaytarded failings, I’m gripped again. I refused to pay for the directors cut which should have been released for free, as a patch. So I’m not ashamed in any way at all to say I ruddy well torrented the fucker.
    Also deadcore gets first person platforming just right so I’ll play some o that.

  32. Morcane says:

    Next to spending some time outside with this great weather, it’ll be The Witcher 3, what else. It’s bloody amazing.

    With the new power play update for E:D I might check that out too, but it’ll be the final hours of Sunday evening. That, and I’m squeezing in a few games in Heroes of the Storm to get the Hearthstone cardback. After that I’ll probably stop playing the game.

  33. HuvaaKoodia says:

    Xenonauts! I finally own it thanks to GOG’s unlock “free” games summer sale attraction.
    If it’s not up to the hype, I’ll just go back to OpenXCom.

  34. Talahar says:

    Been playing a lot of Marvel Heroes, they have their 2nd Anniversary right now.
    That game really came a loooooooooong way in those 2 years.
    Other than that? Games that actually run on that garbage heap of my computer.
    I’ve dug out the new XCOM again, thanks to the XCOM2 announcement.
    And I’m still working my way through my GOG backlog. Right now with Ultima IX.

    • Awesomeclaw says:

      I kind of like the idea of that game but I always find it feels kind of empty, due to the loot model I think.

    • malkav11 says:

      I kind of liked Marvel Heroes even at launch, but it’s like 500% the game it used to be and some of the new “heroes” (some of them are now characters who are bosses in the game, like Venom and most recently, Doctor Doom) are just phenomenally fun and effective. The only game I can quantify as having spent more time in at this point is World of Warcraft (760-odd hours vs 220-ish), but seeing as WoW is over 10 years old and Marvel Heroes is only 2, there’s still time…

      (I think I played Morrowind for around 300-400 hours but that was before these things were tracked.)

      It’s certainly my favorite ARPG ever, bar none. And it just keeps getting better. So yeah, this anniversary celebration is a perfect excuse to pop it back open and dig in again.

  35. stahlwerk says:

    The witcher, the first one. Had it and the second in my steam library for ages, and now it’s a good time to have a go at it. I beat the beast yesterday, so I’m doing fine I guess.

  36. Boult Upright says:

    I started How to Survive this morning. S’alright. I may make a go of it.

    • yan spaceman says:

      I like it so far, though I have only just gotten off the first island. I just stumped up the princely sum of £2 for H2S Third Person pre-purchase, which I thought was a very generous price.

    • manio22 says:

      Kovac’s Rules! : Ah, had a great time with this one. I wish you fun hours.

  37. fish99 says:

    Started my second playthrough of Fallout New Vegas a few days ago (after the Fallout 4 trailer). Playing in stereo 3D which makes it look/feel less dated.

    I should really be starting Witcher 3 or Bloodborne though.

  38. Press X to Gary Busey says:

    Thinking about minmaxing Fallout 3 in a sunless dank room now when it’s summer happy free time.

  39. Lotofsnow says:

    Stayed up until just after midnight finishing Life is Strange episode 1. I really enjoyed it. Based on the suggestions coming from across the room, I’m guessing my wife enjoyed it, too. So, I grabbed the other two episodes. I’m intending to play them this weekend.

  40. devronius says:

    I just finished Alien: Isolation, and now…

    Who am I kidding? I’m going back to Bloodborne.

  41. Haplo says:

    I just got a new, more powerful PC for my birthday, so this weekend it’s mostly Shadow of Mordor.

    Alternatively, because XCOM 2 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH, XCOM: Enemy Within with the Long War mod.

  42. Gibs says:

    I’m back to EVE online after a hiatus of over a year. Instead of coming back to my old chars, I’ve made a new one and currently enjoying exploding like a moron while exploring various regions of nullsec. I’m kinda like a relic loot pignata waiting to pass through the system near you.

    Ohh almost forgot, the wait to skill up is still as god awful as I remember it. Truly just a barrier to game content that doesn’t really make any sense anymore, nowadays. That’s IMHO ofc. (p.s. if you’re thinking to post how effective a noob char can be & other shite like that, please don’t & save your time).

    And also downloading Planetside 2, let’s see if I can get into it this time…

  43. SirBunnyEater says:

    Advanced Tactics Gold and Battle Brothers. Because Grognard.

    • shadybearfaced says:

      man, I usually love wargames but i just couldn’t wrap my head around how to properly play ATG. Like I got the systems behind the game, but I always ended up stacking too many dudes or something and getting scraped.

  44. dangermouse76 says:

    XCOM enemy unknow. Being an idiot I didn’t know that alien containment was necessary to further the actual plot. So have been playing for hours and hours. I now have a full base everyone on Titan armour with at least 16 missions behind them.

    SPOILER!!!! Now I just need the will power to go back and play a level where I caught a pure energy dude to get the key for the ship and got half way through the ship. My game froze and those levels were not saved in between missions because, Firaxis SPOILER !!!

    God I hope having a PC exclusive ups the reliability rate of the game.

  45. NetharSpinos says:

    Freshly reminded of the wonders of Skyrim and New Vegas, so both of those. Also Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius. Came for the space battles & promise of mechs, stayed for the story.

    • Nimble Cat says:

      Skyrim all weekend is the plan. Maybe a little Destiny on the side.
      Seeing the trailer for Fallout 4 made me pine for the Elder Scrolls though. Fallout 3 was fun, but the world has never drawn me in the way their fantasy games do.

  46. anHorse says:

    Lichdom: Battlemage when it finishes downloading.

    The GOG sale has been amazing for rediscovering games that looked kinda interesting when they were in early access, steam store’s such a mess now that their release usually skips me by.

  47. syllopsium says:

    Long Live The Queen. Damn it’s addictive for a glorified spreadsheet, but then finding out someone has created the largest mindmap ever for all the branching paths was both impressive and scary.

    Have also been playing a little Jets N Guns Gold, Apotheon, and plan to spend a bit more time on Legend of Grimrock, especially now I’ve bought the sequel in a GOG sale.

  48. Ejia says:

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. I realized I had actually played this one almost all the way and then… stopped.

    This is a recurring issue I have. I play through a game until just before the final dungeon/area/mission (or two) and then I wander off and start something else. It took me six years between starting a new character in Morrowind to actually completing the main quest – but then you’re supposed to ignore the main quest in TES games anyway.

  49. Megazell says:

    Nuclear Dawn – I like this game a lot but I dispise playing as commander – I think many do which is probably why the population on the servers is so low.

    Volgarr The Viking – Been meaning to get to this one and I finally started to play it last night taking turns with my GF. I think she likes it more than I do but I am going to move this game to the HTPC so we can play from the couch.

    Brogue – I’ve gotten pretty far but it’s time now time to take the prize back home. Wish me luck.

    Xonotic – This Sunday having a family BBQ – We will be playing this one on my personal LAN in the basement – 4 on 4.

  50. Samwise Gamgee says:

    Valkyria Chronicles and my goodness it is incredible. Games like this are the reason I play games. If you are the least bit interested in playing it then do, I can’t recommend it enough.