Might as well get it started. Who's looking forward to it? I personally think that it could beat PS5, that is if they don't screw up. They need a basic UI, more first party titles, and focus only on gaming. They own the license to Rare games, we need to see new Conkers, Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie, etc. They did alright with Killer Instinct, I'll give them that, but they're sitting on a lot of games that needs remade, remastered, and sequels. As far as I know, it's slightly more powerful than the PS5, which isn't a big deal. But what is a big deal is that it will come with more storage. XBSX will have 1TB, which I admit, is not much by today's standards. The PS5 will have 825GB, which is ridiculous. I'm guessing that the next gen games will be around 100gb or more in size on average. If that is the case, I expect the discs will be on 4k UHD blu-rays.
Its the best game they've done so far in my opinion. That may not mean much depending how high of an opinion you hold on the other games, but yeah. I enjoyed the layers of fear games for what they were, and absolutely hated Blair Witch. And coming off BW, the Medium was a pleasant surprise. Do keep expectations in check, because it is a walking simulator and it is slow, but it brings back those cinematic RE style camera angles, that nice SH inspired music and some messed up ideas.
After a quick search it looks like I'm about 3/4 the way through The Medium. It's still a slow slog...kinda interesting but I'm still kinda just wanting to get through it.
I really like some of the story telling but since the gameplay is 100% linear it's tough to feel like I'm actually using any skill to play this or advance the story because of my actions.
I would give a warning that there is some innuendo that infers some awful crap:
Several references to Jews being killed, but only through jewellery you find. The story telling is clumsy but there are several Jewish star necklaces near bodies that tell you (in the spirit world) that they were killed via violence.
And some heavy but awkward references to WW2 so this infers a lot of crap but ultimately is vague and has no meaning (or has super meaning?). But it's all pretty unclear to me how that era plays into this story.
But then there is perhaps the worst thing you'd want to see in a game:
...a pedophile taking advantage of kids is a thing. Unsure if it is sexual or physical abuse but it's a super strange turn and it lingers for quite a lengthy bit of time. And it's very much not clear what happened but you hear a child/adult voice interacting many times.
These aren't explicitly stated but holy hell does the mediocre voice acting and dialogue insinuate some terrible things in a way they may or may not be intended. Super weird.
Developer San Diego Studio has now confirmed that MLB The Show 21 will not be a PlayStation exclusive -- it will be the first title in the series to launch for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. MLB The Show 21 launches on April 20th, 2021.
Wow, Russell also confirmed that MLB The Show 21 will feature cross-platform play and cross progression.
> Developer San Diego Studio has now confirmed that MLB The Show 21 will not be a PlayStation
> exclusive -- it will be the first title in the series to launch for Xbox Series X|S
> and Xbox One. MLB The Show 21 launches on April 20th, 2021.
> Wow, Russell also confirmed that MLB The Show 21 will feature cross-platform play
> and cross progression.
I thought they had said last year it'd be coming to Switch as well? I guess that didn't pan out? I wouldn't buy it on Switch anyway but it's nice for the other consoles to finally get a baseball game worth playing.
And had to restart. Tried hard mode, and the combat tracking makes dodging most things nearly impossible, so dropping that down so I can actually have fun with the game. I dont think any achievements or anything is tied to difficulty which is good
So yeah, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is rather lame, to me. Combat itself is fun to rip crap up, but the game is devastatingly boring. Factories, warehouses, dams, etc, all the locations you go on missions look exactly the same and consist of the same thing. Sneak by some, tear through others. Some cool ideas with the spirits and all that don't seem to have much bearing on anything other than them saying "Yeah we believe that". Its a $20 game at best. Maybe it will pick up but I think I'm at least a third through the game, and its been pretty dull - which, in a game about werewolves, is a gigantic missed opportunity.
About 75% completion, and not much has changed. I'm disappointed not because I expected an amazing game, but like I said, they made a game about werewolves boring as hell. I feel like you have to TRY to do that.
> I watched the review from ACG for Werewolf and he was disappointed as well. Said
> it's a rental/deep-deep sale at best, which is his next to lowest score.
See, I knew going in it was never going to be great and was probably going to be extremely shallow. I accepted that, but I never expected it to be this dull. The environments are all uninspired drab, with the spirits you convene with being the standouts really. And when you hear werewolves vs amped up humans in mech suits, you'd think you're in for at least a crazy ride. But this is just boring which is not what I expected.
Target having b2g1. I scored a few xbox one x enhances games that were on my kinda maybe at a good price list.
Outer Worlds Spyro Spongebob Rehydrated
All for $20 ea, not bad. I also have Jurassic World Evolution that was on my list, but now that I scored one, I'm kinda like, meh. My first order had Jurassic World instead of spongbob so I cancelled the other 2 and reordered. However I was not able to cancel Jurassic World and it's still only at $20 (so maybe a tip for people who only want to, order 3 and immediately cancel 1 of them you don't want). I might return it to target once I get it. The other 3 games though, pretty excited to play!
Got an email from gamestop about online bundles for the S so hoping the SX comes in soon. They are giving an extra $50 starting tomorrow for the X so going to trade my two in for credit and hope to catch an SX soon. ($225 each) not having to ship so not passing on the deal
I am really enjoying a lot of these Xbox one X enhanced games. While waiting for the true next GEN games to start coming. There's a lot that came out the last few years that I missed out on. Playing Spyro right now. Beautiful to look out and fun to play, that's how I want my next Genny games.
Anyone on the Xbox series x or S, navigating the sales in the store is driving me insane. Periodically when I'm scrolling through the games, the cursor moves all the way to the left to select the categories, even if I'm pressing right on the stick. Also sometimes it goes all the way to the top. This happen to anyone else?
I haven't had that happen but I do 90% of my browsing from my laptop, and just send the DL to my system. I hate navigating stores on consoles but I just got my XSX in and I didn't have what you're describing happen when I did go to the store tonight.
Dirt 5 showing up might be why Dirt 4 is leaving at the end of the month. If anyone cares/doesn't know these are also leaving in ~12 days: Vambrace: Cold Soul Oxenfree Momodora: RUtM Jackbox Party Pack 4
Shadows of the Damned is leaving soon too, not sure when though as it's an EAplay title.
Been playing Jedi Fallen Order on the XSX in the updated Performance mode. 60fps feels great, and somehow the graphics still look really nice even though they're 1440p or something? Quality mode looks a little crisper at 4k but really not all that much better.
I started a New Game+ but you don't have access to all of your skills until they unlock at certain points in the game. That's a little lame but it does force you to complete certain puzzles and things in the desired way so I get it. The game is still an absolute blast. So good.