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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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Kommie
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19-Sep(#2)
kevolones wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> It's not on the level of Hollow Knight but it's not AWFUL like Modomora or Axiom
>> Verge.
>
> Never played any of those, and I do love Metroidvania style.

You're doing yourself a disservice by not playing Hollow Knight. There are way better Metroidvanias out there than the two games the genre name comes from.
Gypsy
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19-Sep(#3)
In a world where a lot of indie games blur together Hollow Knight really does stand out.
Kommie
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19-Sep(#4)
I'd still give money to any Indie dev over crap-tier "AAA" games loaded with MTX.
TalonJedi87
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19-Sep(#5)
I guess I'm in the middle somewhere. I adored The Messenger and Hollow Knight. I rather enjoyed Momodora and could not get into Axiom Verge for the life of me and I love old school Metroid games. It was just something about the navigation and layout that wasn't meshing well with me.

Gypsy
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19-Sep(#6)
Some mild ranting coming from me...

AAA blends together a lot too. I have no problem paying for a good game from either. You see a lot of gameplay ideas heavily recycled in both scenes. My biggest complaint with The Messenger is after the somewhat promising start it devolved into typical indie game platforming puzzles. I don't like that the platforms are not timed as such that by mastering the game you can churn through them quickly in sequence. Is this fun for casual players or something? This is why the good NES games are so damn good, they flow. The Messenger is staccato at times. It's also just too long and needlessly stretched out. Too much dead time. If it were 5 hours or so of just NINJA ACTION with more interesting enemies I probably would have loved it.

The music is also fudging ass at times. I guess maybe it would sound okay to people that don't know good chiptune music or have good headphones/speakers.

The fact that a 6/10 unremarkable game has a 10/10 on steam says a lot about how Steam does their scoring. The USER metacritic of 72 is much more on point.

I'm hoping this will be better, it looks like it will be.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAjkJJiWTps

The Ninja Warriors Again looks badass too.
Gypsy
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19-Sep(#7)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> I guess I'm in the middle somewhere. I adored The Messenger and Hollow Knight. I
> rather enjoyed Momodora and could not get into Axiom Verge for the life of me and
> I love old school Metroid games. It was just something about the navigation and layout
> that wasn't meshing well with me.
>
>

Axiom Verge straight up sucked. It has a 9/10 on steam OMEGALUL.
Kommie
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
19-Sep(#8)
I actually hated Axiom Verge. Too much backtracking. Music however was the real killer for me. Pure ass.

That Cyber Shadow looks great. Maybe my expectations for The Messenger are low, I'm also playing it on XBGP for PC so not truly paying $20 for it may help.
Gypsy
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19-Sep(#9)
It definitely helps when games are free.

We can certainly agree entirely on Axiom Verge. I bought that from LRG and was so disappointed.

And yeah I pretty must trust Yacht Club Games at this point. Everything with Shovel Knight has been good. That trailer excited me. Assuming it controls as tightly as it looks, it's going to be awesome.
TalonJedi87
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19-Sep(#10)
Cyber Shadow I'm super pumped for. Almost as excited for that as I am for Hollow Knight: Silk Song.

And I think the only reason why I hold The Messenger in such high regards is I always wanted an 8 or 16 bit Ninja Gaiden game that wasn't crushingly difficult and did not take itself too seriously and The Messenger hit that sweet spot for me in that regard.
Gypsy
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19-Sep(#11)
I think the difficulty of Ninja Gaiden is a bit overblown.
DefaultGen
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19-Sep(#12)
Gypsy wrote:
> I think the difficulty of Ninja Gaiden is a bit overblown.

And it's the RTT GOTM so come beat it with us!

Broccoli
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20-Sep(#13)
Which ninja gaiden?

The NES one was harder than the Xbox one, for me anyway.

I always could make it to some Frankenstein like boss on the NES one, and I would just always die there.
Gypsy
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20-Sep(#14)
Broccoli wrote:
> Which ninja gaiden?
>
> The NES one was harder than the Xbox one, for me anyway.
>
> I always could make it to some Frankenstein like boss on the NES one, and I would
> just always die there.

We are talkin' NES.

NG 1 & 3 and Contra are pretty much my favorite NES games, though the NES has many great games in general.
PizzaTheHutt
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22-Sep(#15)
Untitled Goose Game {Nintendo Switch} 8/10
A fun, comical, stealth game where you play as an butt-hole goose going around town and fudgein' things up and ruining people's day.

The graphics won't blow you away but I like the art style they went with. And the goose's animations are smooth, I like his walking/waddle animation. And overall the controls are fine but there were a couple of spots where me and a person were just stuck circling around each other for a few seconds.

Short review for a short game (after two and a half hours I just turned the game off because I think I'm right at the end and I didn't want it to be over yet). I'll finish it tomorrow and hope there's some good post-game content. It's just up to you if you think that short of a game is worth $20. I was reluctant but I was able to get it for $10 and that was money well spent.
benstylus
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* 22-Sep(#16)
F1 2009 (Wii): Although nowhere near as hardcore are the current crop of F1 games, this is probably the best "serious" racing game on the Wii. Partly for its depth of modes and difficulty options (it lets you adjust difficulty in a number of ways: AI driver level, various driving assists, car damage, fuel and tire wear, penalties, etc.), partly for its controls (waggle is an option, but it lets you use a classic controller instead), and partly because the circuits used in Formula 1 are some of the best designed tracks in the world - certainly some of the most iconic.

Because the Singapore GP is this weekend, I jumped into the quick race mode and did a 50% length race (i.e. 30 laps instead of 61) around the circuit. It took a little less than an hour. I thought about doing s full length race, but I didn't have enough time last night. I had tire wear and fuel use turned on, and it was really cool to see how the handling was affected as the tires aged. A fresh set of softs had me barreling through corners at high speed. After several laps on those tires, I had to brake a little earlier, take things a little easier, or I'd be getting up close and personal with the wall. It was also fun to play a version of Singapore that still had the "Singapore sling" version of turn 10. (It was deemed too dangerous and they altered the course in 2013 to remove it).

The graphics are pretty plain, but because of that the framerate is smooth for the most part. It also provides a nice sense of speed.

I didn't try it myself, but there is a two player split screen option, and apparently you can go through a full season that way - you and a friend can play co-op on the same team, or be bitter rivals in your fight to secure the championship (or both at the same time).

I'll try to do a full review of this one when I get a bit more time with it, but preliminary impressions are quite positive. It's definitely cool to see how this game has evolved over the years. This is the first of the Codemasters series of F1 games (although Sumo Digital handled this version), and they've been doing it ever since. I really hope they keep the license going forward, because their games keep getting better.
Heavyd814life
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22-Sep(#17)
benstylus wrote:
> F1 2009 (Wii): Although nowhere near as hardcore are the current crop of F1
> games, this is probably the best "serious" racing game on the Wii. Partly for its
> depth of modes and difficulty options (it lets you adjust difficulty in a number
> of ways: AI driver level, various driving assists, car damage, fuel and tire wear,
> penalties, etc.), partly for its controls (waggle is an option, but it lets you use
> a classic controller instead), and partly because the circuits used in Formula 1
> are some of the best designed tracks in the world - certainly some of the most iconic.
>
> Because the Singapore GP is this weekend, I jumped into the quick race mode and did
> a 50% length race (i.e. 30 laps instead of 61) around the circuit. It took a little
> less than an hour. I thought about doing s full length race, but I didn't have enough
> time last night. I had tire wear and fuel use turned on, and it was really cool
> to see how the handling was affected as the tires aged. A fresh set of softs had
> me barreling through corners at high speed. After several laps on those tires, I
> had to brake a little earlier, take things a little easier, or I'd be getting up
> close and personal with the wall. It was also fun to play a version of Singapore
> that still had the "Singapore sling" version of turn 10. (It was deemed too dangerous
> and they altered the course in 2013 to remove it).
>
> The graphics are pretty plain, but because of that the framerate is smooth for the
> most part. It also provides a nice sense of speed.
>
> I didn't try it myself, but there is a two player split screen option, and apparently
> you can go through a full season that way - you and a friend can play co-op on the
> same team, or be bitter rivals in your fight to secure the championship (or both
> at the same time).
>
> I'll try to do a full review of this one when I get a bit more time with it, but
> preliminary impressions are quite positive. It's definitely did. To see how this
> game has evolved over the years. This is the first of the Codemasters series of
> F1 games (although Sumo Digital handled this version), and they've been doing it
> ever since. I really hope they keep the license going forward, because their games
> keep getting better.

Didn't know we had F1 fans on this forum. Nice! I don't watch much F1 these days because Hamilton and Mercedes have kinda sucked the drama out of things, but Singapore is by far my favorite race on the F1 calendar and I never miss it. On the games...Codemasters does an awesome job with them. I've only spent a couple of hours with F1 2019, but it's probably the best of the bunch. Wish I had the time because I'd love to spend more time with the career mode.

benstylus
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* 22-Sep(#18)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Didn't know we had F1 fans on this forum. Nice! I don't watch much F1 these days
> because Hamilton and Mercedes have kinda sucked the drama out of things, but Singapore
> is by far my favorite race on the F1 calendar and I never miss it. On the games...Codemasters
> does an awesome job with them. I've only spent a couple of hours with F1 2019, but
> it's probably the best of the bunch. Wish I had the time because I'd love to spend
> more time with the career mode.

I've got 2009 (Wii), 2013 (PS3), and 2017 (PS4, the last year before the Halo). I've considered 2019, but from what I've read and seen, although it's the best to date, it's still more of an incremental change. Although they did announce last month that the F2 mode was going to be expanded to a full championship, so I might pick it up after all if I can find it at a good price.
BucketofJustice
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22-Sep(#19)
tonymack21 wrote:
> BucketofJustice wrote:
>> Persona 5 PS4. It's weird and I'm not quite sure what's going on but I'm about
> 4
>> hours in and I really like it.
>
> In for a real treat. One if my top 3 or 4 games of all time and possibly the best
> jrpg ever.
>

I can see why. I'm about 12 or 13 hours in and it's really coming together. It's a great deviation from MK11. I also bought Link's Awakening and Marvel UA3 and Ni No Kuni yesterday so between that and the other 8000 games it feels like I have I should be good forever at this point.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
22-Sep(#20)
Blasphemous Sony PlayStation 4 Pro *- 9/10- I'm about 7 hours and change in and adoring this. It may be giving Hollow Knight a run for it's money for me in regards to a Soulsvania game. The lore alone is so intriguing and relentlessly brutal it begs to be read and soaked in. The time of the Inquisition was indeed a time of pain, suffering and death. Everything in this game is in pain and the path to penance and enlightenment is paved with many hardships. The boss fights are quite unique too. The last one I fought was 3 bosses at once and I had to keep platforming upwards while avoiding not only their attacks but a fire pit of doom below. The basic enemies aren't too bad and the difficulty overall I feel isn't too brutal but at the same time it isn't no slouch as one false move could lead to your demise. Environmental traps and even weathering play a big part in surviving or dying as well which I thought was quite clever on the devs part. Upgrades are plentiful as well. In addition to increasing your hp and fervor (mana) you can add to the number of blood viles (estus flasks) you can carry, rosary knots for your bead perks, relics and other tomes and such for other passive abilities as well. Definitely can recommend this game to any fan of a 2D Souls like experience. Slow paced, methodical. Parrying, counters, etc. The only flaws are some minor control timing issues tend to take some getting used to in the platforming sections and of course it wouldnt be a Souls like game without some BS deaths from time to time. Also, as indulgent as the lore is it can be a little convoluted at times, like any Souls game but that kinda comes with the territory.
tonymack21
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23-Sep(#21)
BucketofJustice wrote:
> tonymack21 wrote:
>> BucketofJustice wrote:
> |>> Persona 5 PS4. It's weird and I'm not quite sure what's going on but I'm about
>> 4
> |>> hours in and I really like it.
>>
>> In for a real treat. One if my top 3 or 4 games of all time and possibly the best
>> jrpg ever.
>>
>
> I can see why. I'm about 12 or 13 hours in and it's really coming together. It's
> a great deviation from MK11. I also bought Link's Awakening and Marvel UA3 and Ni
> No Kuni yesterday so between that and the other 8000 games it feels like I have I
> should be good forever at this point.

like most jrpgs and many anime the build up is a little slow but one it takes off what a ride it is. its so good. even people who usually arent that into jrpgs really liked it.


DrizzDrizzDrizz
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23-Sep(#22)
Yall got me intrigued now

Is it necessary to have played Persona before or know anything about the universe?
tonymack21
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23-Sep(#23)
DrizzDrizzDrizz wrote:
> Yall got me intrigued now
>
> Is it necessary to have played Persona before or know anything about the universe?

a little universe knowledge may help with some references or easter egg type stuff but no, the stories dont continue and they are standalone games. (except for persona 2 innocent sin and persona 2 eternal punishment)

you could play p5 and be good, but 4 golden is an excellent game as well.

Persona 5 The Royal, the definitive edition of the game comes out next spring though barring delay, so while i dont want to say dont play it, there is a better version coming. but p5 is a fine game in its own right, after 100 hours on p5 i am more than ready to put 120+ into P5 royal without hesitation.


BucketofJustice
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23-Sep(#24)
DrizzDrizzDrizz wrote:
> Yall got me intrigued now
>
> Is it necessary to have played Persona before or know anything about the universe?

I don't think so. I started with this one. I tried P4G on Vita and absolutely hated it but I only gave it about 10 minutes. But I really dig this one.
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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23-Sep(#25)
Is the battle system purely turn based or? Anything comparable
BucketofJustice
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* 24-Sep(#26)
Turn based. Don't really play a lot of JRPG games so my scope of reference is limited.
tonymack21
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* 24-Sep(#27)
yes turn based, enemies have elemental weaknesses or weakness to gun damage and taking advantage of these will allow you to continue to combo attacks. taking advantage is crucial to winning. your characters have these strengths and weaknesses as well so you can also be affected. you capture the monsters/demons etc and they can be added to your arsenal, they can be sacrificed and fused to strengthen them and give you access to more abilties. when the conditions in battle for it are met you can then perfrom an all out attack where all your party hits them, this will often finish the battle against weaker enemies. you can shakedown the enemies for money etc and interactions with them can change if you have a like class monster already on your team.

the game just oozes with style right down to the loading screens, the music is near second to none, amomg the best soundtracks anything's ever had. should be pretty easy to find some early game battle footage if you want to avoid spoilers. so many quality of life improvements over older rpgs too, healing out of battle with a button press without navigating through menus etc. it is pretty close to the perfect jrpg. i am more than ready to let this take over my life again with the royal and put another 100+ hours in. i finished p5 with over 100 hours and royal is supposed to have 20-30 hours more content iirc and im super ready to "wake up get up get out there" all over again.

DrizzDrizzDrizz
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24-Sep(#28)
ok nice, tbh i havent played a turnbased rpg in a long time, but it does sound really intriguing. I'm scared of it being a 100 hr game though, that's gonna take me ages to finish and my backlog is already huge. But I'll put it on my list and catch it when it's on sale or something.
Thanks!
tonymack21
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* 24-Sep(#29)
its on sale all the time now with P5R coming out next year. its on sale now on psn i think, it is a lot.

DrizzDrizzDrizz
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24-Sep(#30)
i think the EU ps store has diff sales than the US one but will check, thx
tonymack21
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24-Sep(#31)
DrizzDrizzDrizz wrote:
> i think the EU ps store has diff sales than the US one but will check, thx

ah ya they prob do


DrizzDrizzDrizz
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24-Sep(#32)
Ok Persona 5 is on sale, 65% off, still more than I normally pay for games since I stalk the ps store pretty often
tonymack21
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24-Sep(#33)
ive gotten a little better about not buying things til im closer to ready to play unless its a studio i really want to support. i try to pick up everything from RGG and Falcom as soon as i can.

Kommie
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24-Sep(#34)
The Messenger so far is a 9/10 from me, there are some annoying platforming parts but even if I had paid $20 for this I don't think I would of been that different about it.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
25-Sep(#35)
The Messenger was a gem for me as well. I loved it and the DLC was awesome too.
Kommie
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25-Sep(#36)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> The Messenger was a gem for me as well. I loved it and the DLC was awesome too.

I wonder if XBGP will have it? It seems it's only accessible in game at that orb after I beat it.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
25-Sep(#37)
If the Messenger is still on Game Pass, then the DLC should be included as it was free DLC for those who have access to the full game, or should be.
dustin11
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25-Sep(#38)
I think Messenger is only on the PC GP right? This being split up between console and PC for one sub is really weird right now and I hope it gets fixed in the future.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
25-Sep(#39)
Oh it is? That's odd. Ya, I'm not sure why there's some exclusivity for GP games on console and PC alike. It makes it very confusing. The only games for GP I would make PC only are RTS or point and click games, like Civilization and Ages of Empires.
dustin11
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25-Sep(#40)
I don't think that MS should allow a game onto game pass that isn't available on both PC and X1. If your game is on PC and not X1 and you want to put your game onto GP, well then put it on the X1 then. No reason not too at this point, especially seeing as how indie devs see massive sale spikes when they add their games to GP.
Kommie
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* 25-Sep(#41)
Some people have a PC, no XBOX like me. Don't see the point of a XBOX if all the games are also available on PC.
dustin11
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25-Sep(#42)
ease of use and lower cost to power. You can't build a PC for the same cost as an X1X and have it match the power. That gap will widen even greater in about 14 months with PS5 and Scarlett, especially when they're going to be coming with stuff that isn't even available in PCs.
Kommie
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25-Sep(#43)
Sure but right now why would I buy a Xbox One when my PC can play the same games but probably better?
dustin11
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25-Sep(#44)
Could be because MS doesn't care where you play their games since they don't make any money on console sales but make it on subscriptions and games, which people who sub to GP are paying regardless of if you're playing on PC or X1. Them selling an X1 to a non PC guy gives them the possibility to sell subscriptions to 1 more person, just like a PC guy who may not want to own an Xbox console can sub on PC. Its the way games are going, its why both MS and Sony are going to be putting their games on as many devices in the future, console sales are too small for where these guys want to go.
TalonJedi87
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25-Sep(#45)
Ya I have a PC buff friend who loves Game Pass on PC, yet refuses to own an Xbox because all their games are on PC and he built himself a pretty good rig for gaming so it wouldn't make sense for him to game on XB1 over PC. He did say to me he is definitely getting Scarlett though for next gen because the specs seem to finally match that of a high end PC, but that remains to be seen. Only time will tell on that front.
dustin11
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* 25-Sep(#46)
Yeah, I recently saw that they're looking at around an RTX 2070 type of power with very good CPUs. Scarlett is rumored to be around 24GB GDDR6 and support super fast SSD around NVMe 4.0 level. The SSD is supposed to be so fast it can act as VRAM when needed which can jump the RAM pool up to 100GB and the GPU will have dedicated ray tracing cores.....all for only $500-600. They're doing some cool stuff next gen, it will cool to see what they actually end up putting to the market.
TalonJedi87
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* 25-Sep(#47)
Interesting. I'm wondering how big the SSD HDD will be. To keep costs down I can't imagine it being over a 128GB SSD with like a 1TB standard HDD.
dustin11
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* 25-Sep(#48)
supposed to be 1tb with a partition on it reserved for super fast loading into games. I would guess the partitions could be anywhere from 64gb to 128. The Scarlett is currently booting up from a cold start to fully operational UI in 4 seconds, so those SSDs are nuts. One of the guys working on the hardware side said that they'll have something that isn't available at all on my PC on the market, so it will be cool to find out what that is. My guess could be the insane SSD or it could be something else like the rumored extra CPU cores which will specifically handle physics.
TalonJedi87
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25-Sep(#49)
That all sounds amazing on paper. Hopefully it'll all come to fruition when the time comes. Hopefully they'll unveil some more about it at the XO19 show.
dustin11
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* 25-Sep(#50)
I think we're a few more months away from an official reveal. My guess is they'll show it in about 6 months. get everyone's wallets lubed up for the pounding that will take place this next E3.
Kommie
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25-Sep(#51)
The Messenger DLC Totem Boss: Fudge this guy. if it weren't for one of the last tornado parts where you have to hit the birds and jump over crap this boss would of been way easier.
TalonJedi87
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26-Sep(#52)
I loathed that boss. Easily the most annoying boss in the DLC or regular game.
Kommie
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26-Sep(#53)
4 tiered tornadoes made it way harder than necessary. Is the final boss easier? Spent a good hour on this butt-hole.
TalonJedi87
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* 26-Sep(#54)
The last boss in the DLC is amazingly fun. All I'll say is rock 'em sock 'em robots.
Gypsy
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26-Sep(#55)
Contra Rogue Corps 2/10

Don't play this crap.
DCGX
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26-Sep(#56)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Ya I have a PC buff friend who loves Game Pass on PC, yet refuses to own an Xbox
> because all their games are on PC and he built himself a pretty good rig for gaming
> so it wouldn't make sense for him to game on XB1 over PC. He did say to me he is
> definitely getting Scarlett though for next gen because the specs seem to finally
> match that of a high end PC, but that remains to be seen. Only time will tell on that front.

See I'm that same way. I'd really like an Xbox One X, but early on the exclusives didn't justify getting an Xbox One at all, and now everything can be played on my current PC so there's no point. And I very much prefer playing multiplatform games on Xbox too. With the studios Microsoft recently bought and the potential for great exclusive, I'm eyeing Scarlet too, but again, everything will still be on PC and I just can't justify taking up space in my game room for another system when my PC can play everything they release and the rest will be on PS5 (not even counting Sony exclusives. I mean, 'Spider-Man 2' come on).

Microsoft has put themselves in a really precarious position this gen.

dustin11
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26-Sep(#57)
I think that MS is just getting ahead of whats inevitably going to be happening with gaming. Dedicated consoles will soon be a thing of the past and games from MS and Sony will be playable on devices ranging from PCs to cell phones. The writing is on the wall with MS's actions this past year and what Sony has been saying, stuff like consoles being "niche", making job postings for people to help put their games on multiple other devices, renting out spaces on Azure, and saying they don't know if they will make another console past PS5. Like I had said earlier too, MS doesn't care if you buy their console if you're just going to play their games on PC, it financially makes no difference to them as long as you're paying for their subscriptions or buying their games. Their console spaces is for people who would don't want to play on PC and prefer consoles, which is where I'm at. If Xbox studios went PC exclusive I would just game on the Switch exclusively, so they would lose out on customers like myself.
TalonJedi87
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26-Sep(#58)
I can see what you mean by that. These corporations are at the point where they want to get their games on as many platforms and devices as possible in order to make sales increase and in turn make their revenue grow. Heck, even the big N is doing it now with mobile versions of Mario games.
dustin11
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26-Sep(#59)
Yeah, and games are getting really expensive and they can't increase the base price without consumer backlash. Their only route is to make their games available on more devices to get to as many consumers as possible. PS4's best selling exclusive sold something like 15m and that was on 100m PS4s. If they broaden their consumer base to phones and PC then they'll have 10x more sales potential. I think that Nintendo is the odd one out, they'll be making consoles after the other 2 have stopped. Their exclusive game sale numbers decimate both PS4 and X1 combined so I don't think they'll have much trouble in the future. They still got to figure out their online though.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
26-Sep(#60)
Some PS4 exclusives have gone to PC, like the Quantic Dream games. But Sony 1st party studio games haven't I don't think and ya ain't nobody touching the big N on their 1st party exclusives. That's one of their strongest features.
Kommie
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28-Sep(#61)
Ori and the Blind Forest: Pretty good.

BloodStained:RotN / TimeSpinner : So I'm lumping these two together for a reason. I think I've come to the conclusion that I don't like the MetroidVania games that have a huge mass inventory/weapon system as well as a leveling system. Not sure why but I don't like these aspects of the Metroidvania, but I just don't. Not sure if I'll go back to these.
Gypsy
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28-Sep(#62)
Kommie wrote:
> Ori and the Blind Forest: Pretty good.
>
> BloodStained:RotN / TimeSpinner : So I'm lumping these two together for a reason.
> I think I've come to the conclusion that I don't like the MetroidVania games that
> have a huge mass inventory/weapon system as well as a leveling system. Not sure why
> but I don't like these aspects of the Metroidvania, but I just don't. Not sure if
> I'll go back to these.

The issue at least to me with the Iga style is that there are a ton of items/weapons but very few actually matter. So it boils down to simply being a sand box to play in. I loved ROTN but I can't understand why some people don't. I enjoy using some of the bad weapon types and limiting myself on healing items.
Tad
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28-Sep(#63)
Rogue Galaxy (I'm in the Daytron Factory) - 9/10 Never a dull moment with this game, great chararacters and a great crazy story. If you've never played this you have to try it out if you love JRPG's. It's action style, reminds me of stuff like Star Ocean.


JD
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28-Sep(#64)
Tad wrote:
> Rogue Galaxy (I'm in the Daytron Factory) - 9/10 Never a dull moment with this game,
> great chararacters and a great crazy story. If you've never played this you have
> to try it out if you love JRPG's. It's action style, reminds me of stuff like Star
> Ocean.
>
>
>

Don't try to get to level 99 it will take ages

Tad
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28-Sep(#65)
JD wrote:
> Tad wrote:
>> Rogue Galaxy (I'm in the Daytron Factory) - 9/10 Never a dull moment with this
> game,
>> great chararacters and a great crazy story. If you've never played this you have
>> to try it out if you love JRPG's. It's action style, reminds me of stuff like
> Star
>> Ocean.
>>
>>
>>
>
> Don't try to get to level 99 it will take ages
>
>
Yeah I saw that trophy and I was like, what? It's super grind heavy to begin with but level 99, damn.

JD
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28-Sep(#66)
I got it, running thru extreme ghost ship about 7 times got me there and bug battles don't get me started

Tad
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28-Sep(#67)
I haven't messed with the insectron or whatever stuff yet. I think I've caught 1 bug.

Tad
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28-Sep(#68)
I like that there's a lot too though, that was one of my favorite things about Star Ocean TTEOT.

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 28-Sep(#69)
Link's Awalening remake Nintendo Switch- 9.5/10. The only flaw about this timeless masterpiece is the minor technical frame dips whenever you enter and exit a new area. That's it. The rest is damn near perfection incarnate. I'm on my way to dungeon 3 now. Just traded my banana to that monkey for a stick. 👍
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
29-Sep(#70)
Horizon Chase Turbo {PlayStation 4} 7/10
It's definitely aimed at the people who have a lot of nostalgic memories of games like OutRun. The graphics look pretty close to it (but obviously better looking and in HD) and the frame-rate is always a smooth 60fps (probably the second most important thing you should be aiming for when making a racing game) and the controls are very tight (the first most important thing you should aim for when making a racing game). I knew when I crashed it was always my own fault and not because the handling sucked.

I'm enjoying the campaign mode. I know I won't go for 100% completion because I have too much other stuff to play, and now I'm at the point where I have to replay earlier races to get enough points to unlock later cities, so I'll just keep playing until I get tired of doing that.
Not having any kind of online multiplayer is kind of a bummer (you can pretend to race online against the ghosts of people on your friend list but that's not the same) and I won't have much reason to come back to this, so I'm just going to enjoy it while it lasts.
DCGX
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30-Sep(#71)
I've been playing 'Horizon Chase Turbo' on and off too. It is pretty and the music is great, but it does get a bit old. At times it feels like you're riding a roller coaster more than racing a car. Most of my crashes came from AI cars knocking me off the road.

Kommie
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
1-Oct(#72)
Has anyone played Vampyr? I downloaded it for XBGP but not sure if I want to play it. Is there a lot of dialogue/talking like in Mass Effect?
Heavyd814life
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1-Oct(#73)
Kommie wrote:
> Has anyone played Vampyr? I downloaded it for XBGP but not sure if I want to play
> it. Is there a lot of dialogue/talking like in Mass Effect?

Yup. That makes up a good portion of the game. It's all really well done, though. I'd definitely recommend giving it a try.

Kommie
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
2-Oct(#74)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Has anyone played Vampyr? I downloaded it for XBGP but not sure if I want to play
>> it. Is there a lot of dialogue/talking like in Mass Effect?
>
> Yup. That makes up a good portion of the game. It's all really well done, though.
> I'd definitely recommend giving it a try.
>
>

Eh, maybe I'll give it a shot. Hate dialoge heavy games.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 2-Oct(#75)
Vampyr's story is epic. The gameplay is a bit janky, though but I enjoyed it very much.

Astral Chain Nintendo Switch -8/10 - it took me about 2 chapters for the dual combat to click and once it did I really started digging this new Platinum joint. I absolutely adore wrangling and wrapping up enemies using the right thumbstick like a cowboy. That never gets old. Switching up your legions is pretty snazzy from ranged archer legions to Hulk smashing legions and makes you feel like a powerhouse thru and thru. The combat is as ridiculously over the top as I would have expected and even the side missions that take a step back from the action where you become a sleuthing detective are pretty cool. The story is a bit eh so far, but who really and truly plays a Platinum game for the story? (besides Nier Automata, which was their magnum opus of storytelling)
Broccoli
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2-Oct(#76)
I just beat Vampyr less than a month ago. I quite enjoyed it. Combat can be unforgiving at times. I think it's a good game though.
Heavyd814life
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2-Oct(#77)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Vampyr's story is epic. The gameplay is a bit janky, though but I enjoyed it very
> much.
>
> Astral Chain Nintendo Switch -8/10 - it took me about 2 chapters for the dual combat to
> click and once it did I really started digging this new Platinum joint. I absolutely
> adore wrangling and wrapping up enemies using the right thumbstick like a cowboy.
> That never gets old. Switching up your legions is pretty snazzy from ranged archer
> legions to Hulk smashing legions and makes you feel like a powerhouse thru and thru.
> The combat is as ridiculously over the top as I would have expected and even the
> side missions that take a step back from the action where you become a sleuthing
> detective are pretty cool. The story is a bit eh so far, but who really and truly
> plays a Platinum game for the story? (besides Nier Automata, which was their magnum
> opus of storytelling)

Looking forward to finally trying out Astral Chain soon probably after Control (which I am currently playing and really enjoying) and Indivisible (which I've been looking forward to for so long). Storytelling definitely isn't Platinum's strong suit so I'm definitely not expecting Nier Automata-level storytelling since they had nothing to do with the story in that game. Hopefully the story isn't forgettable like the stories in games like Bayonetta and Vanquish, but as long as the gameplay can deliver on the level of those two games, I'll be very, very happy!

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
2-Oct(#78)
You won't be disappointed sir! I'm on file 5 now in Astral Chain and loving it. The side missions are very Yakuza like too. I'm digging it. And I keep forgetting Indivisible is next week! Definitely snagging that as soon as I'm finished with the couple of games I have left before the next fall wave hits!
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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5-Oct(#79)
Over the last week I've beaten Just Cause 3 (entertaining, flawed but fun. 8/10) and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture (not so much a game as an interactive experience, interesting and well done, other than slow walking speed and inconsistent fake run button)
Now I don't know what to play next on PS4, please help me choose. I -think- I want to go for something relatively short and save the longer games for later and I -think- I want to avoid open world right now, but I'm not sure.

Here are the candidates:

Life is Strange
Beyond Two Souls
Grim Fandango
Resident Evil 0 and 1
Batman Arkham Knight
The Witcher 3
Fallout 4
Skyrim
Metal gear solid 5
Borderlands Collection
Last of us

Halp

tonymack21
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
5-Oct(#80)
not choosing a bigger game and not choosing open world rules out the witcher right now, but that is the best piece of entertainment media that has ever been created, so its easily the one.

otherwise grim fandango. thats a classic and its not that long.

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