Surge came out today. so far not bad. very nioh and bloodborn feel as in fast combat. switching limbs takes some getting used to.
Phantom Dust remaster is supposed to be out today for free.
injustice came out today as well. grabbed that on my ps4 though,
Oh, I forgot all about Battle Toads. Cautiously excited about that game. The devs they have on it aren't proven talent. I want a hard AF 2d beat'em up.
Well battletoads was the hardest craziest beat em up ever, so I'm really hoping they get this right
When I see younger gamers complain about difficult games I direct them to BT. That unicycle part was absolutely insane. I really hope the new BT continues that tradition.
> That's why I like Sony so much more with games. I hope MS steps up with these 1st
> party games because with a more powerful console they can really take a lead in the
MS has been pretty clear that they want to continue being the hardware leader, now, and next-gen. But they seem to release 1st party games even less than Nintendo, which is nuts.
They are relying on devs to choose to code to their hardware which honestly most should, to best show off their game. So multi platform will still favor Xbox but exclusives are still going to be a problem next gen.
MS has been bulking up their 1st party studios quite a bit. Ninja Theory went from like 50 staff members when they were first purchased to where they're at around 150 now. Since this time last year Microsoft has hired on around 600-1000 new people to all their different development teams. I don't think they'll show a ton for the rest of this generation as its coming to a rest, but next gen is what they're really focusing on now. We'll have to see wait and see to how this all translates to games actually being made though, nothing is a for sure thing.
I hope the next gen MS really lines up their pieces to give us more than 1 or 2 hit or miss first party games every year or 2. I think they have more than enough studio acquisitions now to really give us a lot more than that.
They bought up all those studios and hired on all those new devs because I guess they want to give each big 1st party game 3-4 years development time and release one every 3-4 months with some smaller ones in between to fill the gaps.
I am hoping that's the case and they showcase some of that at E3 since they said this will be the biggest E3 show yet for them.
They'll have lots of multiplays at their conference too since they'll have a huge show and without competition. Its like how last year CDPR came to MS asking to show Cyber punk at their show since they don't have one of their own.
Oh yeah I'm expecting a ton of that. A lot of 3rd party world exclusive premieres I'm sure will be at the MS showing.
Wow, this kinda looks like Anthem. But ya know, good.
> Wow, this kinda looks like Anthem. But ya know, good.
Its been in development for 6 years I guess and it was the game that MS saw when touring their studios that pushed them to wanting to buy the studio. The game is supposed to be 4-player online coop, story driven, and sci-fi based where the earth has been taken over by aliens and you travel from planet to planet looking for the leaders of the alien race to take them out. Its melee focused but you have a lasso thing like Bullet Storm and guns. It should be at E3 and it slated to launch early next year. Don't know if the flying part will still be in it though.
These reports are coming from a group that is saying that Rocksteady's new game is a Suicide Squad game that is supposed to be announced either today or tomorrow.
Ugh I forgot about Rocksteady's announcement tomorrow. I really hope it's not a Suicide Squad game. I want a damn Justice League game already.
Its not supposed to be called "Suicide Squad", but it will be a Suicide Squad type game if you know what I mean. Like not with the same characters from the latest movie.
Other than this rumor, I had no idea that Rocksteady was going to have an announcement tomorrow. I guess they wanted to do a Superman game but DC said no, then they wanted to do a JL game, DC said no, so they settled on SS. A new Batman game following the Court of Owls is supposed to be coming too according to these same guys.
Ya I heard it was supposed to be called "Outlaws" or something. I guess Rocksteady is sticking with what they know, which is remaining in the Batman-verse. Kinda sad though since we had about 4 or 5 good Batman games in that universe and are kinda ready to move on and expand to bigger horizons. Well, at least I am.
And I heard Square-Enix booked Sony's old E3 time slot on Monday 6/10 at 6pm PST, so here's to hoping they showcase that new Avengers game finally.
I'm about ready to put the MCU to bed myself for a while. I'm seeing Endgame tonight and after that I'll be just about ready to go back to the comic versions myself. And if the team who made Deus Ex and Tomb Raider are working on this secret Avengers project, I'm sure it will be good, if not great.
End Game came at a really bad time for me because I'm in the process of packing for a move and finishing a ton of renovation projects so I have zero spare time right now outside of work so I can't see it until I don't even know when. But on that same token I find myself not really caring that I can't see it and part of that is because I kind of have a feeling that I know exactly whats going to happen and I've kind of gotten tired of super hero stuff in general the last year or so.
So if this Avenger game isn't absolutely remarkable then I really won't' care about it one way or another, to be honest as I'm not really in need of even more Marvel content.
ya i can see that, its been a constant stream for so long it doesnt seem special anymore. im on the other side, DC has been feeding me lots of good animated content, its so good!! but im super starved for marvel stuff, spiderman just makes me want more good stuff and the dc animated movies and series are so good im like omg if only marvel could do something like this ,but all they care about is the mcu. i get it, its a cash cow,i know lots of people IRL who know NOTHING about comics or these characters but are super turnt for every bit of it they can consume because its so hot, its mainstream. but there is a lot of fans out here dying for traditional marvel stuff. lego marvel 1 was amazing, super traditional, lego marvel 2 was mcu-i-fied..i didnt like it at all. for people like me there has been hardly any marvel content in years.
as i get older i am starting to see there is a time when these companies have to make the decision to leave their old fans behind. we grew up with nintendo and they abandoned us with the wii, sony was happy to take the helm as we came of age and said hey guys, we are here for you, now they are the ones censoring games and acting all strange. star wars is ridiculous, marvel is terrible, disney destorys eveything they touch... its like the twilight zone.. i am starting to understand why my parents dont like hardly anything around the turn of the century on.
Yeah Lego Marvel 2 was pretty bad. I got all achievements for both and I really didn't like part 2 all that much. The content just feels like its made for non-Marvel fans for the most part, and I think that after this next movie then we'll see a really big shift in what we get, content-wise.
I would like to see XMen be like the 90's comic books and the animated series. We just have too much movies and too much content that I just can't keep up with all of it and I have found myself not really caring if I watch any or not at this point.
Giving Song of the Deep another go, got stuck a while back and forgot about it. Having some fun with it.
Game was alright. Kind of fell middle of the road for me but I enjoyed it enough to see it to the end.
GwG for May are
-Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
-The Golf Club 2019
Not that great of a month for me since I own EDF and Comic Jumper already and Golf Club is already on GP so that just leaves Marooners as new and I don't know WTF that is. I may have to check that one out if its got some easy achievements. With EDF has online coop, it was a really fun game.
Damn, I was hoping for another Star Wars OG Xbox game. Just need KOTOR II to complete the BC collection.
You should see the dogin' on their FB page whenever they have an OG BC game.
Yeah, newest one. I've never played a GC game before. They look fun but also look like a time investment.
I was looking for a 3rd-person action platformer the other night and decided to give Rise of the Tomb Raider
a spin. I've played it before but can't recall if it was on PS4 or X1 (OG). Either way, it looks fantastic on X1X(!) and I'm really enjoying it.
I was really surprised by how good it is but I think it has something to do with the level design. TR brought the series into the new gen with some new ideas, Rise of capitalized on all of that framework, and Shadow of tried to do too much.
I don't recall Shadow of the TR (which I also played on X1X) looking quite so nice but that's probably because it's overly complex in it's level design. Rise of isn't perfect but the first 2/3rds are so damn good. It gets a little murky after that.
If not for Game Pass I would never have tried this again.
My favorite part of RotTR was that village where you fought the immortals. Something about that part was really cool and I think it was how the pacing of that part of the game played out.
New games to GP:
Wolfenstein 2: New Colossus
For the King
Lego Batman 3
Ninja Gaiden 3 is now BC which makes all the ones from last gen available on the X1 (except that one that was exclusive to the Wii or Wii U). Hopefully we'll get the rumored new NG game announced at E3 here in about another month.
> Ninja Gaiden 3 is now BC which makes all the ones from last gen available on the
> X1 (except that one that was exclusive to the Wii or Wii U).
Do you mean Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge?That was only exclusive for a few months. It was a launch game for Wii U in November 2012 but was ported to Xbox 360 and PS3 by April 2013. I'm surprised they didn't just make that one BC.
I'm excited NG3 Razors Edge is now BC. I thought it was an underrated. NG. Also I wonder what's taking them so long to have MK9 as BC now that MK11 is out. MK9 is probably my favorite of the newer MK games. Shame it hasn't gotten the BC treatment yet.
xbox used to have a feature where if you searched a tv show or movie it would tell you if you view it for free in included apps, rent it for $x amount or buy it for $x amount, seems like they no longer have that which sucks