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Topic   Forspoken

MrBean
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22-Jan(#1)
No reviews yet... Really curious to see how this goes. At the very end of Ys 8 and debating Last of Us, Dead Space, or Forspoken. Kinda in the RPG mood and hoping Forspoken delivers.
Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 22-Jan(#2)
Review embargo ends tomorrow. It's the next big game I'm playing. Mine was actually scheduled to arrive today early but then got delayed. It's 5 hours from my house, so I'm assuming I'll be able to play it tomorrow night or Tuesday night. I'll report back.
Heavyd814life
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22-Jan(#3)
I played the demo and it went from a must-buy to a game I may not even pick up. The combat is fun once you get a hang of it, but the world is completely barren and the dialogue is truly awful. Hopefully the demo isn't representative of the final product, but from what I've played, I'll be shocked to see this score higher than 72-73.

Orlandu
Double Gold Good Trader
22-Jan(#4)
That seems to be a pretty common opinion. I wonder if the demo did more harm than good.
EclipseLion
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22-Jan(#5)
It's coming tomorrow via gamefly, I've been hearing bad things too, but I'll give it a fair shake

Kommie
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23-Jan(#6)
Who cares? Dead Space on Friday!
Slickriven
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23-Jan(#7)
Woof not impressed from this review.
https://youtu.be/oFvRXyPAyf8

Truth be told, game was hardly on my radar but based on ACG's commentary it's an easy pass. Playing as an 'angry teen' who never grows out of that and drops F-bombs constantly in a beautiful yet barren and pointless world... No thanks. Looks-wise it reminded me of HZD and ACG even compared the titles, but that's about where the positives end, shame.

MrBean
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23-Jan(#8)
Ugh, reviews are looking bad. Damnit, too late to cancel my pre-order. Jumped on it from BB to get the steel book but looks like it may be better to revisit once it's heavily discounted.
ued222
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23-Jan(#9)
Preordered already. Probably will regret it but w/e. Shipped today.
Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
23-Jan(#10)
I thought about just returning mine when it comes in, but I think I might still give it a chance and play it, because it looks like something I would enjoy even with the mediocre reviews. Days Gone is at 71 on metacritic, but I loved that game.
ued222
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23-Jan(#11)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> I thought about just returning mine when it comes in, but I think I might still give
> it a chance and play it, because it looks like something I would enjoy even with
> the mediocre reviews. Days Gone is at 71 on metacritic, but I loved that game.
Even with the low metacritic reviews generally were positive for Days Gone. Most people complained about the side quests, story and traversal but others praised the story and some side quests. Forspoken seems to have a acceptable but not great story, collectiblefest, empty world, bad side quests but an interesting combat system. This kind of reminds me of Sonic Frontiers. A ton of collectibles, forgettable story but an interesting combat system.
Heavyd814life
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23-Jan(#12)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> I thought about just returning mine when it comes in, but I think I might still give
> it a chance and play it, because it looks like something I would enjoy even with
> the mediocre reviews. Days Gone is at 71 on metacritic, but I loved that game.

Dude I loved Days Gone as well! Definitely the most underrated game of last gen, imo.

I say download and play the Forspoken demo. It took me about an hour to finish it so you get a very good feel for what it has to offer.

Archer
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23-Jan(#13)
Wow, that ACG review makes seem even worse than my initial impression from the demo. I'll wait for the inevitable PS+ freebie in a year or two. By then I'll have forgotten how middling the game is.
Slickriven
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23-Jan(#14)
I'm no IGN fan, but the opening 2-3 statements of their review are concerning. Basically saying the core story is very generic and same-y as many others, plus the main character (and her sidekick) are not very likeable.
HZD was very enjoyable to me, largely bc Aloy and even Elisabet were endearing characters. I'm just not interested in playing as a character I'm reading described like Frey, just doesn't appeal to me.
Also HZD's story and lore captured my attention, that seems unlikely with Forespoken.

Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 23-Jan(#15)
I just watched the ACG video. This game does seem pretty bad. I think I'm going to return my copy after all. The dialogue is annoying even in small snippets.
PizzaTheHutt
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23-Jan(#16)
Damn, like The Callisto Protocol they must've kept that review embargo that close to release on purpose, like they knew this would happen.

Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
23-Jan(#17)
Callisto Protocol was actually decent. I platinumed it.

PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Damn, like The Callisto Protocol they must've kept that review embargo that close
> to release on purpose, like they knew this would happen.
>
>
PizzaTheHutt
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23-Jan(#18)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> Callisto Protocol was actually decent. I platinumed it.
>
> PizzaTheHutt wrote:
>> Damn, like The Callisto Protocol they must've kept that review embargo that close
>> to release on purpose, like they knew this would happen.


I haven't played it myself, but apparently the game's sales aren't so hot and I assume the reviews might have played a role in that.
Alaisiagae
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
23-Jan(#19)
It seems like the developers or publisher is pushing to get Forspoken out, even if it is panned by most players.

Finn
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23-Jan(#20)
This is going to be discounted heavily soon. I will try it then.

MrBean
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23-Jan(#21)
Finn wrote:
> This is going to be discounted heavily soon. I will try it then.
>
>

My thoughts as well. Gonna return mine.

The steelbook hasn't even shipped yet. Wonder If I can just return the game and 'forget' about bringing back the steel book ...
Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
24-Jan(#22)
Apparently, it also has a glitched trophy that currently makes the platinum unobtainable. One more reason to wait.
MrBean
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24-Jan(#23)
Just returned it to BB and immediately got an email notification they cancelled the steelbook order (hadn't shipped yet).

Will revisit this later for sure, it seems interesting enough that I'd like to play it, but ultimately a let down (Biomutant anyone?).
Orlandu
Double Gold Good Trader
24-Jan(#24)
Near miss games can be a lot of fun with adjusted expectations (and price points).
Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
24-Jan(#25)
Yeah. I'll still play it eventually. I just got mine and am about to return it for a gift card that I'll probably use to rebuy it later for cheap. In the meantime, I just bought God of War Ragnarok on PS5 locally off of OfferUp for $25, so I'll be firing that up tonight instead.
Kommie
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24-Jan(#26)
(in regards to people still playing this when they can buy it cheap) Cheap games that aren't good still aren't worth playing............
Orlandu
Double Gold Good Trader
24-Jan(#27)
You don't know if it will be a hit for you unless you try it. No one (at the time) had anything good to say about Days Gone, but I gave it a shot when it was $15. It ended up being one of my favorite PS4 games. Who knows about this one, but I do know that I'll be much more likely to try it at $15 versus $70,
Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
24-Jan(#28)
Here's the thing. I often buy games when they first come out (still discounted via buying discounted gift cards) and then resell them after I beat them for close to what I paid. That's harder to do with a game with mediocre reviews. That being said, I'm still interested in playing it. I've liked plenty of games in the score range of Forspoken before, and I like spell-casting fight mechanics. When it's cheaper, it'll be worth taking a chance on for me.

Kommie wrote:
> (in regards to people still playing this when they can buy it cheap) Cheap games
> that aren't good still aren't worth playing............
ued222
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25-Jan(#29)
Well my copy is coming in tomorrow or Friday, issue is my Dead Space copy is coming in on Friday and I will be playing that for sure.
Feeb
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25-Jan(#30)
Orlandu wrote:
> You don't know if it will be a hit for you unless you try it. No one (at the time)
> had anything good to say about Days Gone, but I gave it a shot when it was $15.
> It ended up being one of my favorite PS4 games. Who knows about this one, but I
> do know that I'll be much more likely to try it at $15 versus $70,

Days Gone was epic. Good post.
Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
26-Jan(#31)
I'm still sad that Sony shot down Bend's pitch for Days Gone 2. I really wanted to see where the story was going to go.

Feeb wrote:
> Orlandu wrote:
>> You don't know if it will be a hit for you unless you try it. No one (at the
> time)
>> had anything good to say about Days Gone, but I gave it a shot when it was $15.
>
>> It ended up being one of my favorite PS4 games. Who knows about this one, but
> I
>> do know that I'll be much more likely to try it at $15 versus $70,
>
> Days Gone was epic. Good post.
Feeb
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26-Jan(#32)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> I'm still sad that Sony shot down Bend's pitch for Days Gone 2. I really wanted
> to see where the story was going to go.
>
> Feeb wrote:
>> Orlandu wrote:
> |>> You don't know if it will be a hit for you unless you try it. No one (at the
>> time)
> |>> had anything good to say about Days Gone, but I gave it a shot when it was $15.
>>
> |>> It ended up being one of my favorite PS4 games. Who knows about this one, but
>> I
> |>> do know that I'll be much more likely to try it at $15 versus $70,
>>
>> Days Gone was epic. Good post.

I bet they're rethinking that.
DarkFact
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26-Jan(#33)
This game is peepee poopoo
Orlandu
Double Gold Good Trader
26-Jan(#34)
@Bleed_DukeBlue At least they gave as a teaser ending that can stand alone (sort of like the first Matrix movie). If nothing else maybe we can get an adaptation of the story.
Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
26-Jan(#35)
True!

Orlandu wrote:
> @Bleed_DukeBlue At least they gave as a teaser ending that can stand alone (sort
> of like the first Matrix movie). If nothing else maybe we can get an adaptation
> of the story.

Topic   Forspoken