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.
So the way Microsoft has handled this whole next gen thing is partly terrible, that's no secret - the nomenclature related to Xbox Series X and Xbox One X being a big one. But now we also have to deal with different games/different versions, and that isn't always clear without a further deep dive on things (which isn't entierly on Microsoft, but again, with their naming scheme this further muddies the water). Maybe I'm just getting old, but I actually side with parents and grandparents on this issue. Sony has done a better job on this front, in my opinion.
Game Pass is one of of the few things they're getting right at the moment, and I love it.
In a few days The Medium comes out and it's the first XSX/XSS-only release (won't work on X1/X1S/X1X). I haven't been able to find any case photos...I'm interested in seeing how easy/hard it is to tell that it's next-gen only.
Instead of re-upping gamepass for $15 I bought a few of the games that were free on there. Plus a couple others. Got some good gaming ahead of me. Dragon Age Origins 360, Dragon Age Inquisition, Wofenstein II New Colossus, and Battlefield 1. Man Xbox games are so cheap, Love it!
Game Pass definitely helps drive down the prices on games that hit Game Pass. Hopefully in the future there will be competitive digital market places on consoles to help drive down digital prices even further.
I still can't find an XSX but my X1X is holding it's own so far. I was able to get an XSS and it's a fine system for GP for my son, but not for AA or AAA titles. The resolution is just so damn disappointing. Yes the framerate is usually nice, but I'd argue that 60fps at 1080p is not as great as it sounds if you've ever played anything in 4k. So. Many. Jaggies. And blurriness.
So far everything I've played on the XSS has been just fine. But I have preferred to play on X1X. So it all just makes me want an XSX all the more.
Posted right above you at the same time. I'm pissed because I ran into the bug on the Medium that halted my progress today and now this haha. And I was getting more gaming time in lately. Sad panda, man.
Eject any discs from your console. Press the Xbox button on your console for 10 seconds. (this does a full shutdown) Press and hold the Xbox and Eject buttons (on the console) until you hear two beeps (continue holding until the second beep, which happens 10 seconds after the first).
Crap. You'll have to contact them for a send in and a replacement. The good thing with them though is all your saves and everything is auto uploaded to their server, so if you get a new console it will auto install you back to where you were tonight, saves, game installs, settings, the works. But you'll be without it for two weeks or more.
The game was actually not half bad, gave me silent hill vibes and some pretty weird stuff going on, but the game breaking bug and then the console breaking was not a satisfying ending. From what I understand, not everyone got that bug but since the game only uses autosaves, not much i could do. I reloaded a couple of different auto saves before the console crap itself but still had that bug, so who knows.
I'm a ways into the Medium and I'd prob give it a 6/10. My main gripe is that it. is. so. slow. The story, the pace of the levels, how it looks like you can go down a hallway but nope there's an invisible wall so you need to backtrack down the single path they want you to. It's nice that LT makes you "run" but it's basically a speed-walk/jog and barely helps.
It's a nice looking point-n-click story game, but the puzzles are pretty much just finding an item a few rooms away (which will highlight so that you can't miss them), the extra powers have only very specific uses in very specific places (so they aren't really moves that you just use when you want), and for a horror/suspense game there is no sense of danger or any worry about dying (for the most part).
Xbox started working again today. Came right on and actually got past that part in The Medium and finished the game. I guess my xbox needed some alone time.
I score The Medium a little higher than Anxiouz. Maybe 7-7.5/10. It is definitely a slow burner, but one of the more enjoyable walking sims I've played in a while. Great atmosphere, cool duality mechanic, mostly solid voice work and performances. The ambient music is mostly great as well, and they manage to not overdo it - it shows up when it's needed and fades when it isnt. After Blair Witch, this is a much better outing by them, in my opinion. Some minor glitches and that one major one that not everyone seems to get need to be addressed, but all in all, a solid 7-8 hour romp.
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.