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Topic   Post your scores/reviews on recent titles you've obtained/been playing. raspberry

Guru
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7-Dec-2003(#1)
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TalonJedi87
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8-Jul(#2)
Mario Maker 2 - 9/10. It's a culmination of all the best parts of 2-2.5D Mario games in the past 34 years. It's a shame though there's no love for Super Mario Bros. 2 in here still. Ah well, maybe they'll induct that underrated title in Mario Maker 3.
dustin11
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8-Jul(#3)
I'm hoping the next one incorporates a Mario 64 level editor feature. That would be incredible.
benstylus
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8-Jul(#4)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Mario Maker 2 - 9/10. It's a culmination of all the best parts of 2-2.5D Mario games
> in the past 34 years. It's a shame though there's no love for Super Mario Bros. 2
> in here still. Ah well, maybe they'll induct that underrated title in Mario Maker
> 3.

The "bonus" styles area currently only contains Mario 3D world. I wouldn't be surprised to see Mario 2 style added in a patch sometime down the line.
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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9-Jul(#5)
Unravel 2, will check it out, thanks!
Gypsy
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9-Jul(#6)
Bloodstained GOTY/10
TalonJedi87
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9-Jul(#7)
Gypsy wrote:
> Bloodstained GOTY/10

Yes. This ^
Guru
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9-Jul(#8)
I've been having a great time with Bloodstained, and I'm playing it on Switch. I'm at 80% map completion and just got to...


the area where you slice the moon after the Gebel fight

Heavyd814life
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9-Jul(#9)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Bloodstained GOTY/10
>
> Yes. This ^

GOTY over RE2 and DMC5? Is it really that good?

Kommie
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9-Jul(#10)
What other big games are coming out that are GOTY material? Death Stranding, Borderlands 3?
TalonJedi87
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* 9-Jul(#11)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> Gypsy wrote:
> |>> Bloodstained GOTY/10
>>
>> Yes. This ^
>
> GOTY over RE2 and DMC5? Is it really that good?
>
>

If you're a fan of the daddy of Metroidvania style games fused with the builds and customization elements of Dark Souls, then it surely is a contender.
dustin11
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9-Jul(#12)
I'm sure that Death Stranding will win GotY because Geoff Knightly has a raging hard-on for Kojima, but I think right now the contenders this year are RE2, Gears 5, Death Stranding, Sekiro, and maybe DMC5 and BL3.
TalonJedi87
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9-Jul(#13)
Yeah I can see Death Stranding taking home the gold when rightfully so it should be one of those other games. If Bloodstained wins anything I'll be happy. Even best Kickstarter game that got published in 2019 if there's even such a thing.
dustin11
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9-Jul(#14)
I wasn't too interested in Bloodstained before it came out but the reviews of users were have been very positive so I'm going to have to give it a shot. I'm not huge into Castlevania, but I've been getting more into Metroidvania style games since Ori came out a few years ago and have really grown to like that sub-genera.
TalonJedi87
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* 9-Jul(#15)
I've never finished Symphony of the Night but after playing Bloodstained it pushed me to go back to it. The depth in that game is as profoundly good as it is addictive.
Gypsy
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9-Jul(#16)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> Gypsy wrote:
> |>> Bloodstained GOTY/10
>>
>> Yes. This ^
>
> GOTY over RE2 and DMC5? Is it really that good?
>
>

Keep in mind I am the biggest Iga fan boi.

But yeah this year has SLAPPED. Sekiro too!
BloodPuppetX
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10-Jul(#17)
I thoroughly enjoyed Bloodstained and it's my GOTY so far as well. (I played the Switch version, but even after 30 hours, never experienced any of the mythical crashes I was hearing about. That version definitely has some performance issues, though.)

That said, I still have Fire Emblem and LA remake to look forward to. I will also be playing DQ11 for the first time on Switch. I'd imagine one of those will be my favorite by the end of the year, but Bloodstained will definitely be in the top 5.
Gypsy
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10-Jul(#18)
Damn that's some good luck. I crashed twice within the first 5 hours of playing. That's really been the only negative for me with the game.
BloodPuppetX
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10-Jul(#19)
Oh yeah, the crashes occur on all the platforms, right?...I did have it freeze a few times, usually after boss fights, but the game always resumed after a few seconds.
Gypsy
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10-Jul(#20)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> Oh yeah, the crashes occur on all the platforms, right?...I did have it freeze a
> few times, usually after boss fights, but the game always resumed after a few seconds.

I think PC is mostly clean? But yeah one time when I went into a new area it reloaded the previous area and the character model wasn't even on screen. I think I just had to close and reopen the game from the dashboard and that did the trick.
TalonJedi87
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* 10-Jul(#21)
Judgment Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - 8.5/10 - Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios are seemingly infallible at their formula for delivering such addictive gameplay and weird/interesting little side stories in between a dramatic main story. I don't know how they are managing to do it time and time again while using mostly the same graphics engines and mechanics, but the maker bless their little hearts for doing so and following that "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" mantra. I'm having such a blast with their latest installment that adds in a detective skin of cunning, wit and a bit of stealth into the already seamless beat 'em up style the Yakuza series is known for.
tonymack21
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10-Jul(#22)
i need to just put everything else down and catch up on the series. just slam 3 4 5 6 and judgment. ive been waiting and putting it off hoping those remasters for ps4 were coming but after all this time and no news i dont think they are.

Guru
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11-Jul(#23)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Shantae: Half Genie Hero Nintendo Switch - 8/10 - I never gave this series a shot but I'm
> glad I did not and got this on sale one day last week. It's such simple platforming
> fun and Shantae has the ability to transform into various creatures which unlock
> new areas along with some puzzles and backtracking which I don't mind at all as it
> switches things up. I may check out the other titles in this series also now that
> I'm digging this modernized HD version.

I beat this today at 7 hours. I enjoy the series, but wish they were longer.
TalonJedi87
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11-Jul(#24)
Yeah me too. It is a cool short burst game but I guess the money is in the numerous DLC packs which I'm not gonna even bother going after. I may check out Pirate's Curse next though.
dustin11
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11-Jul(#25)
Blazing Chrome 8/10 (X1 via Game Pass)

Score could be higher once I'm done with the game and become better at it. Freaking hell this game is brutal right now though. I'm getting murdered on easy. Seems like one of those games where you have to memorize enemy patters really well or else you're going to have a really rough go of it. I've probably continued like 10 times and I've only completed missions 1-4 and I'm towards the end of chapter 5.
PizzaTheHutt
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14-Jul(#26)
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy {PlayStation 4} 9/10
Since this was just a spin-off and I don't think it released at full price, I half expected this was going to just recycle a lot of the assets from Uncharted 4 which I just beat less than 2 weeks ago.

The controls, shooting and platforming feels exactly the same but I don't know if it's just me, but I think the graphics look better here (and they already looked good in UC4). It's possibly the best looking game I've ever played. The scenery looks awesome and just like the previous games in the series I've spent a lot of time using the "photo mode" to take screenshots (anyone else use this feature in games? I've thought about making a thread where we can share screenshots but I don't know who else does it).

The only real downside is that the game is so short. I haven't finished it yet, but it seems to be about half the length of UC4. I mean, it isn't exactly uncommon for full priced AAA games to last 7 or 8 hours, so I can't be too disappointed to get that from this game, but I'm sure you know how it is when you're enjoying a game so much that you just don't want it to end.

Once I finish the campaign I think I'm going to give the multiplayer a shot. I've never played the multiplayer in this series before, so I'm not sure what to expect.
Heavyd814life
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14-Jul(#27)
@PizzaTheHutt yes Let us know what you think of the ending. I LOVE the final boss fight and the end cinematic. Really hope we get another Chloe-centric Uncharted game.

Gypsy
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14-Jul(#28)
Chloe rules.
DCGX
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15-Jul(#29)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Uncharted: The Lost Legacy {PlayStation 4} 9/10
> Since this was just a spin-off and I don't think it released at full price, I half
> expected this was going to just recycle a lot of the assets from Uncharted 4 which
> I just beat less than 2 weeks ago.
>
> The controls, shooting and platforming feels exactly the same but I don't know if
> it's just me, but I think the graphics look better here (and they already looked
> good in UC4). It's possibly the best looking game I've ever played. The scenery looks
> awesome and just like the previous games in the series I've spent a lot of time using
> the "photo mode" to take screenshots (anyone else use this feature in games? I've
> thought about making a thread where we can share screenshots but I don't know who
> else does it).
>
> The only real downside is that the game is so short. I haven't finished it yet, but
> it seems to be about half the length of UC4. I mean, it isn't exactly uncommon for
> full priced AAA games to last 7 or 8 hours, so I can't be too disappointed to get
> that from this game, but I'm sure you know how it is when you're enjoying a game
> so much that you just don't want it to end.
>
> Once I finish the campaign I think I'm going to give the multiplayer a shot. I've
> never played the multiplayer in this series before, so I'm not sure what to expect.
>

I just beat this yesterday myself. I think it looks better than 'Uncharted 4' too. The HDR is great. It was $40 at launch, and it took me less than 8 hours to finish, but I have about half the treasures and photo-ops to find. My main complaint with the game is the hand-to-hand "combat." I mean, 'Uncharted' isn't known for it's hand-to-hand combat, but here it feels borderline broken because it throws you into it with no control refresher, and Chloe is (purposefully) weaker for the team-up attacks. It's wishy-washy and I hated it. Luckily, there are only a couple spots where it's required


unfortunately, one of them is the final "boss" battle.



Although, after playing all the mainline 'Uncharted' games within the last year and a half, the formula has become tired. A baddy wants a thing, you race to get the thing first, but the baddy is always one step ahead of you despite you needed to climb all sorts of things and solve puzzles. The baddy and their men and their trucks are already where you need to be. The plot, though, with Hindu myth, is really cool.

Kommie
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19-Jul(#30)
Starbound - I'm not sure how to rate this, I love it though. Bought it yesterday and already put 12 hours into it. Usually I don't like these types of games, not sure what's different about this one.
TalonJedi87
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19-Jul(#31)
Timespinner Nintendo Switch - 8/10 - If there was a kid friendly Metroidvania style game, this is it hands down. And yes, I'm a 32 year old kid enjoying the heck out of this charming little game with it's heavy emphasis on exploration and wanderlust and lite side on the difficulty. yes
DCGX
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20-Jul(#32)
Assassin's Creed: Origins - 8.5/10 Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

Just two mainline AC games to go (this and Odyssey). I went in knowing this is a departure from the usual AC games (as many, many have said), and that's true. It still largely feels like an AC game, but unlike 'Black Flag' that was an AC game that felt like a pirate game, this is an open-world action game that feels like an AC game. So, for what it is, I'm really enjoying it. I'm about ten hours in, but like four story missions in, and the game is gorgeous, interesting and I'm hooked.

But as an AC game, I'm disappointed. The parkour mechanics that 'Unity' introduced and 'Syndicate' near perfected are gone. It's more like the first couple of AC games actually, though you can climb almost anywhere. You can still whistle, but you can't press up against an object or wall anymore (as such you can move between places so smoothly either).

My biggest complaint is the leveling and crafting system. Not because it's bad, or it's broken, nothing like that, but because it takes away a huge aspect of the AC games that personally made the series for me. I love running around in an AC game, coming upon an area that I shouldn't be at yet because of the amount of enemies or the difficult type of enemies, and methodically taking each out one by one as I clear the area. You can't do that anymore with this leveling system. If there's an enemy even one level above yours, you do next to no damage, so good luck making enough time for yourself to sneak the treasures or kill the targets. Even your hidden blade has been nerfed thanks to having to level it up to take on stronger enemies. I'm still having a good time sneaking around in areas that are at or below my level (screw level scaling enemies), but it's another big aspect of AC that has been taken away for me.

Also, real quick, I think these games are getting too big and have too much to do for their own good.

Overall, I'm really enjoying 'Orgins' and am going to do as much in it as I can like I do all AC games, but I don't really look at this game as an AC game. And that disappoints me.

Anxiouz
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20-Jul(#33)
I totally agree. The leveling up system was so heavy-handed in how it padded game length. It wasn't even so much that you'd come to some place you shouldn't be at yet. Every single new location along the main mission line had enemies that were 5-6 levels above you, forcing you to do side missions. Eventually that irritated me to the point that I just put down the game.
Gypsy
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20-Jul(#34)
Onimusha 6/10

I hate the controls, but it's a nicer experience than something like RE2 at least. Combat felt better than that game.
DCGX
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20-Jul(#35)
Anxiouz wrote:
> I totally agree. The leveling up system was so heavy-handed in how it padded game
> length. It wasn't even so much that you'd come to some place you shouldn't be at
> yet. Every single new location along the main mission line had enemies that were
> 5-6 levels above you, forcing you to do side missions. Eventually that irritated
> me to the point that I just put down the game.

I do everything in an AC game anyway, so it hasn't been an issue for me per se, but I get where you're coming from. It does tie the player up some.

Kommie
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20-Jul(#36)
Anyone with a Switch, do certain games require the Joy-Cons? I've played a Switch before but those Joy-Cons are some of the worst "controllers" ever.
DarkFact
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20-Jul(#37)
Mario Party does.
DefaultGen
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20-Jul(#38)
Kommie wrote:
> Anyone with a Switch, do certain games require the Joy-Cons? I've played a Switch
> before but those Joy-Cons are some of the worst "controllers" ever.

1-2 Switch which is horrible does. They are 100% convenience, 0% ergonomics unfortunately.

DarkFact
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21-Jul(#39)
If 1-2 Switch had been a pack-in with each console I think people would have been more forgiving of it. I cannot fathom what was going through their heads when they decided to slap a $60 price tag on it.
Gypsy
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21-Jul(#40)
DiamondDave wrote:
> If 1-2 Switch had been a pack-in with each console I think people would have been
> more forgiving of it. I cannot fathom what was going through their heads when they
> decided to slap a $60 price tag on it.

They knew it could only sell on launch hype fumes.
DarkFact
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21-Jul(#41)
Smells like VR launch horse crap to me
Broccoli
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21-Jul(#42)
Mario party on switch needs joy cons.
benstylus
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21-Jul(#43)
I think Pokemon Let's Go also requires Joycon (or Pokeball) controllers. I remember not being able to use the pro controller with it.
Anxiouz
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21-Jul(#44)
Kommie wrote:
> Anyone with a Switch, do certain games require the Joy-Cons? I've played a Switch
> before but those Joy-Cons are some of the worst "controllers" ever.

Are you talking about the quality of the sticks and buttons on the joy-cons? Or when just using a single joy con and how small the thing is?

I'd agree that I have serious concerns about both the sticks and buttons on all of my joy cons lasting very long. They feel so soft, lazy, and at $70 that's unnerving to notice so soon after purchase.

But most games allow use of the Pro or other controllers, no problem. But don't get me started about the price of the Pro controller....
Kommie
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21-Jul(#45)
Anxiouz wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Anyone with a Switch, do certain games require the Joy-Cons? I've played a Switch
>> before but those Joy-Cons are some of the worst "controllers" ever.
>
> Are you talking about the quality of the sticks and buttons on the joy-cons? Or
> when just using a single joy con and how small the thing is?
>
> I'd agree that I have serious concerns about both the sticks and buttons on all of
> my joy cons lasting very long. They feel so soft, lazy, and at $70 that's unnerving
> to notice so soon after purchase.
>
> But most games allow use of the Pro or other controllers, no problem. But don't
> get me started about the price of the Pro controller....

I'm just wondering what games REQUIRE them. Otherwise I see no reason to use them. No one has really answered me though.
DarkFact
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21-Jul(#46)
Kommie wrote:
> Anxiouz wrote:
>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> Anyone with a Switch, do certain games require the Joy-Cons? I've played a Switch
> |>> before but those Joy-Cons are some of the worst "controllers" ever.
>>
>> Are you talking about the quality of the sticks and buttons on the joy-cons?
> Or
>> when just using a single joy con and how small the thing is?
>>
>> I'd agree that I have serious concerns about both the sticks and buttons on all
> of
>> my joy cons lasting very long. They feel so soft, lazy, and at $70 that's unnerving
>> to notice so soon after purchase.
>>
>> But most games allow use of the Pro or other controllers, no problem. But don't
>> get me started about the price of the Pro controller....
>
> I'm just wondering what games REQUIRE them. Otherwise I see no reason to use them.
> No one has really answered me though.

Three people have answered you... Two said Mario Party and one said 1-2 Switch.
Kommie
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21-Jul(#47)
I did see Mario Party but honestly had no fudging clue there's a game called 1-2 Switch. That's a pretty dumb name for a game.
benstylus
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21-Jul(#48)
Kommie wrote:
> I did see Mario Party but honestly had no fudging clue there's a game called 1-2
> Switch. That's a pretty dumb name for a game.

I also mentioned Pokemon Let's go
Kommie
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21-Jul(#49)
Yeah, so games I don't care at all about. That's good.
dustin11
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21-Jul(#50)
I think Mario Odyssey required it in order for some of the stars to be collected.
PizzaTheHutt
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* 21-Jul(#51)
Super Mario Maker 2 {Nintendo Switch} 10/10
You might be thinking "This looks like just more of the same". To the untrained eye, yes. But to someone like me, who was obsessed with the original Super Mario Maker for going on four years now and (according to my Switch play activity thingy) has already put "120 hours or more" into this title, this game is heaven. They gave us everything a lot of the stuff the community has been asking for. The possibilities are damn near endless. Hopefully they keep adding new things to it over time and I'll still be playing this in 2023.

Even if you have no intention on making your own levels (I haven't uploaded one yet), you could buy this game just for the story mode and it'd almost be just like buying a standard Super Mario game because Nintendo's pre-made levels are pretty good as you would expect (they're kinda short though), and there are over 100 of them. Then add to that all the well made levels from the online community and that makes it even more worth the price. Just keep in mind that like any game like this, for every really good user-made level that gets uploaded, there's like a dozen crappy ones that get uploaded too. It's not a big deal though because you can easily sort levels by how many people liked them.

My main complaints are with the online aspect. The lag is terrible and they really need to do something about that (we pay for this now!). And even worse than that is they shipped this without the ability to play online with friends. I don't understand their reasoning behind that and even though they promised to patch it in, we're nearly a month post-launch and we have no ETA of when it's coming. Thankfully as long as good levels continue being made at a steady pace, it helps ease the wait for that patch.

edit: d'oh! I actually forgot the biggest complaint I have is the hit box detection on some objects (especially in levels that use the Super Mario 3D World theme), Nintendo really done goofed with it. I've experienced countless deaths due the game thinking I made contact with an enemy where I'm clearly a few pixels off. I don't recall it being a problem in the first Super Mario Maker so this is something that needs to be fixed in a patch.
Anxiouz
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* 22-Jul(#52)
Darksiders 3 (X1) - 6.5/10 - I love this series and it pains me to lower my score but the more time spent here the more warts I see. I was stuck on the Gluttony boss for maybe 25 deaths that all felt like controller-lag or him(?) doing 1/2 my health bar with one hit vs me doing 1% damage to him per strike so the battle took ages and then one miss and I'd get killed. Nonsense, especially since I have my attack/damage skill maxed at level 25 (100%). I was going to stop playing entirely but instead lowered the difficulty to "Story" from "Normal" and things are definitely easier and I'm moving through now. I'm bummed I had to resort to this but I do want to keep playing and am happy I can now.
TalonJedi87
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27-Jul(#53)
Wolfenstein Youngblood is cool. Sony PlayStation 4 Pro So far it's an 8/10. Reminds me of Borderlands a bit. Grab a bunch of quests. Fast travel to an area to complete them with a buddy. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. The upgrade system isn't too shabby either. You can upgrade your permanent health, armor or other abilities like super sprint, throwing knifes and dual wielding, etc. Also certain enemies need to be weakened first by certain gun types. Heavies need to be weakened by the heavy MG first before its armor shatters and its HP bar is exposed. My only issues with the game so far are the enemies respawning when you have to backtrack to the fast travel point after completing missions in an area and there's microtransactions for some reason that you don't really need to have them in here since level progression and currency is plentiful. It feels like DMC5's microtransactions. They're there just to arbitrarily be there because it's 2019 and it's expected in AAA games which is pure nonsense.
Uppercat
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28-Jul(#54)
Playing through the Uncharted series. Does it get good at some point?
Kommie
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28-Jul(#55)
If you don't like it, you don't like it. I played and beat the first Mass Effect, hated it, tried 2, realized I hated one and 2 also sucked so I stopped playing.
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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28-Jul(#56)
Uppercat wrote:
> Playing through the Uncharted series. Does it get good at some point?

The series gets better but if you dont like 1 it's probably not gonna turn you around
Uppercat
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28-Jul(#57)
I'm on Uncharted 4 right now lol. That was more of a frustration post tbh. I've beaten 1-3 on crushing and there are just some levels that piss me off. The controls and camera are legitimately awful though.
Gypsy
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28-Jul(#58)
Uppercat wrote:
> The controls
> and camera are legitimately awful though.

I love the series but this is just a fact. I definitely would not want to play on Crushing, normal is basically cinema mode which was good enough for me. If the gameplay was rewarding I'd have done a harder mode.
TalonJedi87
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* 28-Jul(#59)
All the Uncharted games are awesome to me. They're like a modern day Indiana Jones, but yeah it's one of those series where you either love it or you hate it. No real happy medium. And yeah I wouldn't play them on higher than normal though. The higher difficulties get way too brutal.
Gypsy
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* 28-Jul(#60)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> All the Uncharted games are awesome to me. They're like a modern day Indiana Jones,
> but yeah it's one of those series where you either love it or you hate it. No real
> happy medium. And yeah I wouldn't play them on higher than normal though. The higher
> difficulties get way too brutal.

Yeah a huge part of it for me is the atmosphere of the game. If you don't like playing treasure hunter action hero then I would imagine that would hurt the overall experience a fair bit.
Jester695
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28-Jul(#61)
I'm right in the middle. I enjoyed the franchise enough to play through all 5 in the series. Didn't love it because of some of those control issues, and I don't love games that feel like I'm watching cutscenes as much as actually playing. But the story was entertaining enough that I wanted to complete each of them. I wouldn't replay any of them, and I certainly wouldn't even consider playing on a hard difficulty level.
Dasgessabel
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29-Jul(#62)
I love the Uncharted games, but the controls feel too clunky to me to play those on harder difficulties. I'm not sure if it's the way the character on the screen moves, but especially the earlier iterations, the way it all goes down doesn't seem to lend itself well on those higher difficulties.

It could also be that I suck, which is a strong possibility.
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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29-Jul(#63)
Yea I almost never gave UC a chance bc of the controls/camera but glad I did. Got used to it, for the most part it was okay
DCGX
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29-Jul(#64)
Normal difficulty is the best way to play those games, definitely. I play them more for the stories, factual lore, characters and the visuals later in the series. Gameplay is otherwise straightforward and would never carry the series on its own (though I LOVE acrobatic climbing in games. I don't know why).

DefaultGen
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* 29-Jul(#65)
Hey now the first 3 Uncharted games had a perfect mix of shoot outs and playable set pieces, I loved figuring out the battles in UC1-3 on higher difficulties. It's at least as fun as grinding your face through COD on Veteran or Halo on Legendary. In UC4 you just press X to climb walls to win and there's so little actual gameplay, the gun fights feel out of place so that's the only one I didn't go back through on crushing.

DragonmasterDX
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29-Jul(#66)
Zelda Nelsonic Game Watch - 4/10. It's kind of fun, but it doesn't live up to its Game & Watch cousin. You run around boomeranging balls and blowing up aquamentuses.
tonymack21
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29-Jul(#67)
Fire Emblem Three Houses. only a few hours in and havent gotten to post time skip yet, but it rocks pretty hard so far.

DCGX
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
29-Jul(#68)
DefaultGen wrote:
> Hey now the first 3 Uncharted games had a perfect mix of shoot outs and playable
> set pieces, I loved figuring out the battles in UC1-3 on higher difficulties. It's
> at least as fun as grinding your face through COD on Veteran or Halo on Legendary.
> In UC4 you just press X to climb walls to win and there's so little actual gameplay,
> the gun fights feel out of place so that's the only one I didn't go back through
> on crushing.

I think because it's so obvious when you reach an area that there will be a shootout there, it kills some of the excitement for me.

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 29-Jul(#69)
A Hat in Time -PlayStation 4 - 8/10 picked this up for half price on the PSN summer sale and if you don't have a Switch or a Nintendo system for Mario, then this game is a sure fire damn fine substitute, that's for certain. It's cute, charming and has some really nifty hat power mechanics that allow you to traverse around the cleverly crafted 3D worlds to platform and find treasures and time pieces to progress and unlock new worlds, etc. I just finished the first boss last night and it was great. It even has some humor to it too like making fun of the mafia. Not too shabby, Humble Bundle. yes

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Nintendo Switch - 6.5/10 - at it's core, there is a decent and fine enough MUA experience here, but it just seemed like it was completely rushed out to meet a deadline to come out to coincide with San Diego Comic Con, likely to boost sales, that it is missing simple features as a well designed menu and upgrade system and my biggest gripe has to be, besides the unevenly paced camera, the upgrade system which has now turned into an unnecessary grind. I remember in MUA1+2 that inactive characters still had earned and unused XP to be applied that accrued from the active characters, so any time you wished to swap out, you didn't have to worry about XP not scaling to your active and in play characters levels. Now they expect you to either play Infinity Trials for XP orbs or just go back and replay older chapters whenever you wish to level up unused characters and it's quite the chore if you ask me and not fun at all and makes you kinda only want to stick with 4 key characters per playthrough, which is redundant as heck, considering the game's 35+ character roster to play with. Also, the lesser enemies and non-boss enemies seem to hit harder than bosses for some reason, which just feels off balanced and adds more fuel to the fire of the argument where if this game was properly QC tested and finely tuned, we could have had a little bit of a better MUA experience than what we got. Albeit, if you can look past those gripes and shortcomings, there is a vanilla, plain and simple beat 'em up fun to be had here that lasts about 12 hours or so throughout it's 10 chapters.
Anxiouz
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29-Jul(#70)
The Uncharted games are my ideal style/type of game so I got over the control issues and totally loved all of them. Naughty Dog explained the controls are to convey Drake as an "everyday man" so he jumps clumsily, etc.. I bought into that and was fine with it. The only exception is when there are drawn out gun battles in an enclosed area you can't avoid. Those made me wonder why/how people can play this in multiplayer at all.
dustin11
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29-Jul(#71)
I enjoyed A Hat in Time, I can't remember what score I gave it but I got all 1000/1000 achievements for the game but was about ready for it to be over by the time that last achievement popped. Some of the issues I had with the game was the strange camera and sometimes unresponsive/inaccurate controls. Most of the time it didn't matter too much but in some of the more delicate platforming sections it became an issue (like that freaking train stage). If they made a sequel I would probably give it a spin.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
29-Jul(#72)
Yeah the camera and controls are a bit too sensitive at times in A Hat in Time. If they made a sequel I would like to see those 2 things tweaked a bit. I just finished the hot lava level where you had to turn on the water valves and just trying to time the jumps with the camera to land just right on the valves was kinda a chore. It felt like the field of view wasn't lining up properly with the camera and when I landed on a valve I kept slipping off due to the slippery controls. But overall it's pretty fun and enjoyable.
dustin11
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30-Jul(#73)
Level design was also super confusing at times. That wind city level had me confused about where I was at the entire time I played it, same with the first level. I think the issue was the lack of memorable landmarks to get you bearings and orient yourself. Just some nitpicky things that I'm sure the dev can learn from to make the sequel better.
TalonJedi87
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* 30-Jul(#74)
Speaking of making a sequel better, I watched some more videos of that Yooka-Laylee sequel and it modestly looks better than the first game to me. I think 2.5D platformers may just be that developer's niche.
dustin11
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30-Jul(#75)
Which is weird because of where they came from with N64 Rare games. Maybe some of the guys who are working on this also worked on DKC though.
TalonJedi87
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30-Jul(#76)
I'll take it. Hopefully it turns out as good as it's looking. I also hope it's priced well. I can't see myself spending more than $20-$30 on the sequel.
dustin11
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30-Jul(#77)
Hopefully it turns out well. Yooka-Laylee was such a huge disappointment but I definitely hope the dev finds their groove and is able to put a solid platformer out on the market. I love me a good platformer more than pretty much any other genera but there has kind of been a sad decrease in number of those on the market since the early-mid 2000's.
Jester695
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30-Jul(#78)
dustin11 wrote:
> Hopefully it turns out well. Yooka-Laylee was such a huge disappointment but I definitely
> hope the dev finds their groove and is able to put a solid platformer out on the
> market. I love me a good platformer more than pretty much any other genera but there
> has kind of been a sad decrease in number of those on the market since the early-mid
> 2000's.

I know nothing about it other than hearing the name before (because it's a free Twitch game). Why was it a huge disappointment?
dustin11
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30-Jul(#79)
Jester695 wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> Hopefully it turns out well. Yooka-Laylee was such a huge disappointment but I
> definitely
>> hope the dev finds their groove and is able to put a solid platformer out on
> the
>> market. I love me a good platformer more than pretty much any other genera but
> there
>> has kind of been a sad decrease in number of those on the market since the early-mid
>> 2000's.
>
> I know nothing about it other than hearing the name before (because it's a free Twitch
> game). Why was it a huge disappointment?

Levels sucked, all of them. Each one was just poorly constructed and extremely confusing.
The collectibles were horribly placed.
The control was horrible, you played like you were running on ice the entire game then when you would actually run on ice it was even worse.
There were maybe 5 different enemies in the entire game.
There were too many issues with the gameplay which were irritating and shouldn't have existed from ex-Rare devs. Stuff like your camera angle switching from side view to iso-view mid platforming. or holding up to go through a door, then when you exit the other side if you're still holding up then you'll just run right back through the same door because the camera rotated 180 degrees for no reason.

I was a kickstarter backer. Last time I fund a game like that. It was too bad of a game for the pedigree of the devs.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 31-Jul(#80)
Blazing Chrome- Nintendo Switch- 8/10 so far and I'm on mission 4. This is what Konami should be making. Not Rogue Corps where it's a 3D open world looking Contra. Blazing Chrome is where it's at. Relentless challenges. Tough yet fair fights and a decently paced checkpoint system with not only power ups for defense ups too!

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