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7-Dec-2003(#1)
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Heavyd814life
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15-Feb-2019(#81)
Andromeda is my jam! Flawed, but still a really good time if you can overlook its issues. Honestly, I like every Bioware game. Even ME3, Dragon Age II, and Inquisition. I think I'm just a Bioware mark, really. But even a mark like me isn't falling for this persistent online nonsense they are doing with Anthem. I still hope it does well commercially. It would suck to see EA shut down yet another studio.

tonymack21
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15-Feb-2019(#82)
ya, they've made a point to say you can play by yourself, but right on the box it says online connection required. when everyone was falling in love with the idea of destiny and making money off that model they said hey lets make that, and sadly they put their main team on it, id have rather this been a side project if they just had to do it.

DrizzDrizzDrizz
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15-Feb-2019(#83)
Just beat Uncharted 2.
Great stuff, though I have to admit I expected a bigger challenge from the final boss. Not that I mind too much
Is 3 more of the same or any major changes I should prepare for?
I need to buy 4 at some point as well
Archer
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15-Feb-2019(#84)
Kommie wrote:
> Anyone playing Anthem? Never played early access but liking it.

I really liked the beta they put out. I'm looking forward to next Friday.
TalonJedi87
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15-Feb-2019(#85)
Let Anthem crash and burn.I refuse to buy another EA game. It's going to kill me to not get Jedi Fallen Order as I'm such a huge SW nerd but I just cannot continue to support stupidity, greed and corruption that emanates from that company. I hope Anthem performs below expectations (which to EA is still managing to somehow sell 10's of millions of copies still for some dumbass reason not appease the shareholders) so that it initiates order 66 on Bioware, shuts them down and they are bought and renamed under Microsoft's wing, because someone needs to treat those people right and let them make the games we deserve, not what slimy filthy money hungry organizations think we need to only boost their profits and pacify shareholders who make more money than all of us combined in 1 year that we won't ever see for 2 lifetimes.
dustin11
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15-Feb-2019(#86)
Maybe if EA kills Bioware then someone else will come in and offer to buy them out. Not sure if EA would let go of those IPs though, they'd probably hold onto them purely out of spite.
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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15-Feb-2019(#87)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Let Anthem crash and burn.I refuse to buy another EA game. It's going to kill me
> to not get Jedi Fallen Order as I'm such a huge SW nerd but I just cannot continue
> to support stupidity, greed and corruption that emanates from that company. I hope
> Anthem performs below expectations (which to EA is still managing to somehow sell
> 10's of millions of copies still for some dumbass reason not appease the shareholders)
> so that it initiates order 66 on Bioware, shuts them down and they are bought and
> renamed under Microsoft's wing, because someone needs to treat those people right
> and let them make the games we deserve, not what slimy filthy money hungry organizations
> think we need to only boost their profits and pacify shareholders who make more money
> than all of us combined in 1 year that we won't ever see for 2 lifetimes.

Hate money much, bro?
Heavyd814life
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15-Feb-2019(#88)
Nobody sells off IP like that. Especially not IP that's as valuable as the ones Bioware has created. In the way that no one can come in and buy the Dead Space IP from EA, no one will be able to buy Mass Effect, Dragon Age etc. Those properties are going to die if BioWare dies. It's just the sad state of things at EA at the moment. Games they can monitize are pretty much all they care about at the moment, but my hope is that if Anthem does well, maybe Bioware will have more leverage and be able to call a few more shots. That's like the only hope right now.

TalonJedi87
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* 15-Feb-2019(#89)
Making money is fine. I just simply hate the fools who don't know how to run corporations and only care about money and not the consumers desires. I mean, it's not like we're the ones responsible for their successes, right? We don't play the final products at all. It's just some kind of magical spectres and ghoulish ghosts that make the infinite amounts of capital that fund those shareholders 15 luxury sports cars, 7 yachts in each port of every continent and 5 G-5 turbo jet airliners for private visits to their own set of dozens of private owned islands to sip their hundred thousand dollar champagne and get angry at the man when the latest Battlefield sells only 7.5 million copies instead of 12 million. No no, I completely condone this behavior. It's completely rational and absolutely understandable...
if you're Lucifer's child that is.
Jester695
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15-Feb-2019(#90)
I tuned out at "magical spectres."
Heavyd814life
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15-Feb-2019(#91)
DrizzDrizzDrizz wrote:
> Just beat Uncharted 2.
> Great stuff, though I have to admit I expected a bigger challenge from the final
> boss. Not that I mind too much
> Is 3 more of the same or any major changes I should prepare for?
> I need to buy 4 at some point as well

Uncharted 3 is more of the same, but better. Nobody @ me lol

tonymack21
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* 15-Feb-2019(#92)
if bioware is only going to be what it has become currently under EA and they die im ok with that too, at least the memory of real bioware can rest in peace, and not disgraced by EA. id like to see it fail and MS swoop in and buy it, if it tanks hard enough it will be worth less and MS is more likely to see it as something viable, there is no chance EA will ever let them make anything that isn't a monetization machine, its all EA does now. MS can afford it no matter the price, MS has so much money its unfathomable. they could buy sony, Nintendo, EA, activision, ubisoft..they have more than all of them combined it would be nothing to them. Gates alone is worth a crap ton more than sony and Nintendo combined. MS has virtually infinite money. the problem will be MS's return on investment analytics they may see buying bioware as taking too long to recoup, but id bet spencer would really really really want to do it. but like was mentioned they may just shutter it and say whatever, wouldn't be the first or last time they've done that. we're never going to get another real mass effect, jade empire or dragon age game anyway under EA.

dustin11
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15-Feb-2019(#93)
Yeah, but MS is so freaking cheap though. Like I said before though, when we do large jobs for them (we're talking like $125m lab remodels), they'll legit audit us on how much we charged them for paper and will also make us justify every hour we billed them for the job. Its nuts.

The amount of money they have is insane though, right now its:

MS: $829b
Sony: $58b
Activision: $34b
EA: $32b
Nintendo: $32b
Ubisoft: $7b
Square Enix: $3b

Essentually, MS is worth 5x more than Sony, Activision, EA, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and Square Enix combined.
tonymack21
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15-Feb-2019(#94)
ya they are just insane, their crazy analysis and cost management is likely part of their financial success, but can you imagine being a MS employee and having to track how long you spend in the bathroom per day? crazy. imagine what they are going to be worth when they rule the world of cloud computing here in a couple years. they'll break that trillion. thats an amount of money thats hard to truly understand, its virtually infinite.

Uppercat
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15-Feb-2019(#95)
That's what happens when you do more than make video games.
dustin11
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* 15-Feb-2019(#96)
They'll break a trillion before that. They're probably 3 years away from doing what will put them over the edge, and its still all just theoretical at this point. They may hit $1T by year's end with how they're going.
dustin11
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15-Feb-2019(#97)
Uppercat wrote:
> That's what happens when you do more than make video games.

And they don't suck at making more than just video games either. I guess that Nintendo makes lots of money with their Pokémon stuff and Amiibos, so they don't suck at things outside video games either.
Gypsy
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* 15-Feb-2019(#98)
DrizzDrizzDrizz wrote:
> Just beat Uncharted 2.
> Great stuff, though I have to admit I expected a bigger challenge from the final
> boss. Not that I mind too much
> Is 3 more of the same or any major changes I should prepare for?
> I need to buy 4 at some point as well

3 has a couple of my favorite segments in the series. Such a good game.

dustin11 wrote:
> Maybe if EA kills Bioware then someone else will come in and offer to buy them out.
> Not sure if EA would let go of those IPs though, they'd probably hold onto them purely
> out of spite.

THQ Nordic, since they buy everything.
tonymack21
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15-Feb-2019(#99)
ya im afraid THQ Nordic is trying to do too much and everything is going to be mediocre to bad

dustin11
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15-Feb-2019(#100)
I think they're expanding waaay too fast and they're going to be at risk of imploding if they're not careful.
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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16-Feb-2019(#101)
Awesome, think I'm gonna get started on 3 right away. I have some trips coming up so might be a while til I finish it but can probably dedicate like 4 hours to it today
Broccoli
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16-Feb-2019(#102)
Anyone played Divinity Originsl Sin 2 on Ps4 or Xb1? Just found a Ps4 version at. Pawn shop on the cheap. I remember reading good reviews but really this game seems to be low key
Kommie
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16-Feb-2019(#103)
Broccoli wrote:
> Anyone played Divinity Originsl Sin 2 on Ps4 or Xb1? Just found a Ps4 version at.
> Pawn shop on the cheap. I remember reading good reviews but really this game seems
> to be low key


It's amazing. Buy it. But it's not easy, big learning curve.
tonymack21
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* 16-Feb-2019(#104)
Probably is a lower key game to the mass market console unwashed masses pleb..so won't hear it being hyped much. but it's hard core. Huge in the PC world as it's a PC game ported over. It's a great game though. I want to get it in this year myself sometime. Mention it around a serious PC player and they will prob be like ermahgerd!! Dos2!!

whitefire
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* 17-Feb-2019(#105)
Far Cry: New Dawn wouldn't recommend/didn't finish

It seemed ok at first, but the more I went through, the more I realized it is just a crapty version of FC5 (which was already not exactly the best FC game). The game is a bit buggy, but I could live with that since updates will likely fix it. My main issue is that I noticed the monetary aspect. Even in FC5, I never felt it was necessary to spend money. It never even occured to me. Over and over again, I noticed how much easier it would be to do certain things I should have already been able to do if I spent real money. It seems like it suffers from the same issues that I heard people complain about odyssey for.

The one good thing is at least it's not a full price game, and the amount of content seems decent for the price.

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 17-Feb-2019(#106)
Good to know same old Ubi doesnt change. An old dog cant seem to learn new tricks. Ubi will eventually end up monetizing the air we breathe which is why I do not think I am going to purchase another title from Ubi, EA or Activision (with the exception of Spyro and CTR which I consider remasters and not new games) But ya I was done with FC after 5 and it's numerous tedious repetitious segments. Every region was a cookie cutter carving of the previous region. They only changed 1 or 2 things until the boss of that region so I got tired of if quickly. I figured New Dawn would follow the same pattern in a sense. Thanks for confirming that. yes
whitefire
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* 17-Feb-2019(#107)
Definitely. Also, I am a pretty loyal fan of the series and actually enjoyed FC5, so you know I'm not exaggerating about this one.

Kommie
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17-Feb-2019(#108)
I mean, who really thought a new Far Cry wouldn't be like the others? Next someone's gonna say the next Call of Duty, Madden or Assassin's Creed is just like the last one.
whitefire
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* 17-Feb-2019(#109)
Kommie wrote:
> I mean, who really thought a new Far Cry wouldn't be like the others? Next someone's
> gonna say the next Call of Duty, Madden or Assassin's Creed is just like the last
> one.

Well, I actually liked FC5. I thought 3, 4, and Primal were better, but I enjoyed it and had fun. I never even noticed a grindy/begging for money aspect. It was more like that than 4, but I still didn't really think about. This one had me thinking about it constantly.

Also, guys, I just watched a YouTube video on this. It's definitely worse than I thought. It's really more like $20-25 DLC (good DLC but still DLC). Early on, the amount of content seemed good for $40, but I'm not sure that's the case.

TalonJedi87
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17-Feb-2019(#110)
$40 and they will make back the other $20 to bring it well over the price of a new game with the hope a lot of people will spend real money in the booster packs etc. Ubi has long since joined the ranks of the other wretched hive of scum and villainy in the AAA market space and I dont see them slowing down anytime soon so long as people keep buying their crap and spending real money on in game purchases.
Gypsy
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17-Feb-2019(#111)
EA, Ubi and Activision are the unholy trinity.
Jester695
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* 17-Feb-2019(#112)
whitefire wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> I mean, who really thought a new Far Cry wouldn't be like the others? Next someone's
>> gonna say the next Call of Duty, Madden or Assassin's Creed is just like the last
>> one.
>
> Well, I actually liked FC5. I thought 3, 4, and Primal were better, but I enjoyed
> it and had fun. I never even noticed a grindy/begging for money aspect. It was more
> like that than 4, but I still didn't really think about. This one had me thinking
> about it constantly.
>
> Also, guys, I just watched a YouTube video on this. It's definitely worse than I
> thought. It's really more like $20-25 DLC (good DLC but still DLC). Early on, the
> amount of content seemed good for $40, but I'm not sure that's the case.
>
>

Glad to know this info. I agree that 3, 4, and Primal were all better than 5. 5 I didn't hate enough to quit playing before the end, but I still didn't enjoy it very much. (Fudge that stupid arcade mode and put some more effort into programming the campaign.) This new one will definitely only be a rental for me.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 17-Feb-2019(#113)
Ya FC5 was super tedious. I have 0 desire to even check out New Dawn. I'll stick with Metro Exodus instead. Also looking forward to Rage 2 in the spring.
PizzaTheHutt
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17-Feb-2019(#114)
Wario Land II {Game Boy Color} 6/10
Being played via 3DS Virtual Console.
I kinda have a love/hate thing with the Wario Land series. I like Wario the character, but with only a few exceptions the Wario Land games usually aren't very good, this one included. I wouldn't say they're bad games, but by Nintendo standards I expect better.

This is less of a 2D action/platformer like the first Wario Land and the Virtual Boy one (all the cool power-ups are gone in this one) and this is more of a puzzle/platformer.
I'm a little over halfway through the game and it has just been too easy so far. You get unlimited lives and you never will die, you just lose some coins when you take damage. The only challenge comes in if you care enough to try to track down all the secret exits and hidden treasures, and I sure don't. I still plan to beat the game and try out Wario Land 3 but I'm not looking for 100% completion like I do with Mario titles.

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Tiny Hands Adventure {Nintendo Switch} 3/10
Obviously I didn't buy this with the expectation of it being on the level of Super Mario Galaxy or something, but geez...out of allllll the turds I've bought on the eShop, this is the worst. It's a mess. It feels like an early 3D platformer from like 1995 on the Sega Saturn and PlayStation. I'm calling it now: this is the modern day Bubsy 3D.

I don't want to believe that they are able to sleep at night knowing they are selling this for actual money in the glitch-filled state that it's in. I should have beaten the game weeks ago, but an annoying glitch prevented me from making any progress. The game itself is fairly easy, the challenge comes from how poorly the game was made (lots of glitches, confusing level design and poor hit detection).

It's published by "Forever Entertainment" who also published Hollow and Shut Eye, two other terrible eShop games I've purchased. This is the 3rd strike for them, I need to stop giving them money.
loztdogs
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18-Feb-2019(#115)
Ori and the blind forest Microsoft Xbox One 6/10 so far. I can't get over the floaty controls, bad combo for a platforms. Super frustrating to replay a section over and over and over. Narrative is good so far. Looks great.

TalonJedi87
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* 18-Feb-2019(#116)
Octopath Traveler Nintendo Switch - 8/10 so far for me, rapidly approaching an 8.5, and may even reach a 9 by the end of the game if it keeps up this momentum. I'm only just finishing up chapter 1 for all 8 characters and I haven't had this much fun in a classic 2D JRPG since Crono Trigger. I just got my ass kicked by a polar bear and I loved every second of it. The boss fights are as tactical as they come, forcing you to engage your brain and implement various attack patterns in order to figure out boss weaknesses to take the reigns of each unique fight. I love the different job classes that range from clerics to alchemists to thieves. But I think I love the hunter class the most so far. Nothing quite satisfies like capturing a wounded beast and making it your biznatch for a while. Plus the golden axe is OP. H'aanit strikes swift and true!
tonymack21
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18-Feb-2019(#117)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Octopath Traveler Nintendo Switch - 8/10 so far for me, rapidly approaching an 8.5, and
> may even reach a 9 by the end of the game if it keeps up this momentum. I'm only
> just finishing up chapter 1 for all 8 characters and I haven't had this much fun
> in a classic 2D JRPG since Crono Trigger. I just got my ass kicked by a polar bear
> and I loved every second of it. The boss fights are as tactical as they come, forcing
> you to engage your brain and implement various attack patterns in order to figure
> out boss weaknesses to take the reigns of each unique fight. I love the different
> job classes that range from clerics to alchemists to thieves. But I think I love
> the hunter class the most so far. Nothing quite satisfies like capturing a wounded
> beast and making it your biznatch for a while. Plus the golden axe is OP. H'aanit
> strikes swift and true!

H'aannit is inhuman. Absolute destroyer.

TalonJedi87
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* 18-Feb-2019(#118)
Is there a limit to how many beasts she can capture? I think I'm up to like 7 now lol completely OP for no reason. Reminds me of Ayla in Crono Trigger, only dialed up to 11. Straight up monster.
tonymack21
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18-Feb-2019(#119)
Ya there's a limit..8 maybe..
Another little tip..therion is great for not only most things but he can get free double attacks with is steal hp/sp..if the enemy can be broken by daggers he gets two hits per turn

Bleed_DukeBlue
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18-Feb-2019(#120)
Broccoli wrote:
> Anyone played Divinity Originsl Sin 2 on Ps4 or Xb1? Just found a Ps4 version at.
> Pawn shop on the cheap. I remember reading good reviews but really this game seems
> to be low key

It's one of the best games I've ever played. I already beat it on Honour mode (hardest difficulty with one save that gets deleted if your main character dies) and am already going back for another full playthrough to finish up a couple of trophies for the platinum. Feel free to shoot me a PM if you have any questions about it.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
18-Feb-2019(#121)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Ya there's a limit..8 maybe..
> Another little tip..therion is great for not only most things but he can get free
> double attacks with is steal hp/sp..if the enemy can be broken by daggers he gets
> two hits per turn
>
>

Ah thanks. Cool. I figured Therion would be special ever since he stole me the golden axe.

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