Surge came out today. so far not bad. very nioh and bloodborn feel as in fast combat. switching limbs takes some getting used to.
Phantom Dust remaster is supposed to be out today for free.
injustice came out today as well. grabbed that on my ps4 though,
I've been playing Timespinner on my Switch and it's a blast. It's like if Super Mertroid had FF like RPG elements. The time manipulation is cool too.
Exodus is a nice looking game, especially on the 1X, but I disliked its bland open world aspects. Seemed forced like Rage 2's open world. Metro shines to me when it's in closed and controlled maps like in Last Light and 2033.
any chance Microsoft has an xbox one game sale monday like amazon and other places are?
hate spending $30 on a game ( just to use expiring credits ) for the same one I can get the physical for $13 lol.
Such a great deal on an amazing game.
Yeah, Divinity requires all of your time and commitment, which is why I stopped because other games kept getting in the way, but I do plan on going back to it after I finish up Judgment since I'm almost at the end of Divinity I believe.
Blazing Chrome I think will be my next game I get into too as a short burst game. It looks fantastic. I can't wait to play it.
Damn, that's crazy. I guess they were pulling no punches in the difficulty department. Are the checkpoints close together for each stage at least? I don't mind doing things over and over again when checkpoints are relatively well placed.
> Damn, that's crazy. I guess they were pulling no punches in the difficulty department.
> Are the checkpoints close together for each stage at least? I don't mind doing things
> over and over again when checkpoints are relatively well placed.
Kind of but other times not really. I think its level 4 or 5 the checkpoints are kind of brutal but that makes it to where you learn the enemy patterns much better than if there were lots of checkpoints. Each level may have like.....maybe 3 checkpoints...? Hard to tell because the levels greatly vary in length. I won't lie, sometime the game feels cheap AF with how the enemies move and how difficult they can be to hit. They have these dogs and mantis looking enemies that confuse me quite a bit with how they move and they usually hit me more than any of the bosses do.
Also, I think that only around .04% of players have beaten the game on Hard Core, which is only available once you beat the game on Normal.
> any chance Microsoft has an xbox one game sale monday like amazon and other places
> hate spending $30 on a game ( just to use expiring credits ) for the same one I can
> get the physical for $13 lol.
well to answer my own question lol , yep they are having a pretty good sale today!https://slickdeals.net/?adobeRef=1856aa0aa7db11e99...
> Problem with Xbox games sales is that its gotten to the point where I question if
> I should even bother buying most games for cheap because most of the good games they
> put on sale have ended up on game pass.
true , but for the bing search credits that expire this was perfect timing for me lol. I almost bought Hitman Game Year edt for $12 since it is leaving gamepass , but really couldnt get into it like the old games.
still undecided on Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 year edt for $8.99 since I just played it on gamepass PC last month.
> true , but for the bing search credits that expire this was perfect timing for me
> lol. I almost bought Hitman Game Year edt for $12 since it is leaving gamepass ,
> but really couldnt get into it like the old games.
> still undecided on Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 year edt for $8.99 since I just played
> it on gamepass PC last month.
I bought RotTR:20year for that $9 price about a month ago, right before E3. Then I stocked up on Live and paid the $1 to get Utl GamePass and it's on there. I really enjoyed the 'first' modern TR so it was worth it to me and now at least I don't have to worry about making RofTR a focus to play before it possibly (eventually) leaves UGP.
> jays1fan wrote:
>> true , but for the bing search credits that expire this was perfect timing for
>> lol. I almost bought Hitman Game Year edt for $12 since it is leaving gamepass
>> but really couldnt get into it like the old games.
>> still undecided on Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 year edt for $8.99 since I just
>> it on gamepass PC last month.
> I bought RotTR:20year for that $9 price about a month ago, right before E3. Then
> I stocked up on Live and paid the $1 to get Utl GamePass and it's on there. I really
> enjoyed the 'first' modern TR so it was worth it to me and now at least I don't have
> to worry about making RofTR a focus to play before it possibly (eventually) leaves
Yeah , I am playing the Original TR now since its on game pass. since I bought GTA V , i figure that will be my go to game when theres nothing on gamepass I want to play lol.
plus I got a new/sealed copy of a Splinter Cell 360 game that was not on playstation 3 , so I should be covered for a while.
To be like Thanos and have another gem added to their gauntlet to use and abuse as they see fit until they burn them out completely and are tossed aside forgetfully and disgracefully, like a used condom.
Yes they did want to make that game. But they still had to rush that p.o.s. to meet EA's arbitrary fiscal deadlines. They stated they wanted at least another year before they released it. Because mid dev the game changed course completely. And it was like starting over. But EA was not going to let them do that and wanted it out now. Also the team at Bioware that made that game, came from other studios who wanted to make a Destiny like game. EA wanted that in the catalog and Bioware volunteered to make it. They never should have. Because the studio is going to be closed because of it most likely.
Lets take a moment to honor all EA has destroyed.
Westwood Studios - Command and Conquer.
Origin Systems - Ultima, Wing Commander.
Pandemic Studios - Original Battlefront Games.
Black Box Games - NHL 2K, Need for Speed, Skate.
DreamWorks Interactive - Medal of Honor.
Phenomic Game Development - The Settlers, SpellForce.
Maxis Software - The founder of Sim games, SimCity, The Sims.
Headgate Studios - Original makers of PGA games on PC, which EA turned into Tiger Woods.
Visceral Games - Dead Space.
And next on the chopping block, Bioware - Baldurs Gate, Neverwinter Nights, KotOR, ME, DA.
ya i am not holding out hope it even happens, there were teaser things shown for DA4 last year but said it was 3 years out, which means 2 years out still now, and maybe longer, if bioware even lives that long. i had seen a couple things saying anthem sales werent that bad, but that was just initial sales, the point of a game like that is to generate ongoing revenue and i havent looked into whether its doing that. i dont hold out much hope for DA4 to be very good though sadly :( its a series i did love very much. the writer for dragon age, mike laidlaw, is also gone apparently, so whatever we get wont be the original idea, same as they did Drew with mass effect and that walters guy came in.
> ya i am not holding out hope it even happens, there were teaser things shown for
> DA4 last year but said it was 3 years out, which means 2 years out still now, and
> maybe longer, if bioware even lives that long. i had seen a couple things saying
> anthem sales werent that bad, but that was just initial sales, the point of a game
> like that is to generate ongoing revenue and i havent looked into whether its doing
> that. i dont hold out much hope for DA4 to be very good though sadly :( its
> a series i did love very much. the writer for dragon age, mike laidlaw, is also
> gone apparently, so whatever we get wont be the original idea, same as they did Drew
> with mass effect and that walters guy came in.
Yeah Laidlaw moved to Ubisoft to make his own new game/project for them. Supposedly its a single player RPG. But no one has any real info on it. But he didn't write the stories. That was David Gaider, he also wrote all the books. Gaider also wrote the stories for Baldurs Gate 2, Neverwinter Nights and KotoR. Laidlaw was just the creative director for Inquisition, and a lead graphic designer for Origins and 2. But he wrote the story for Jade Empire.
> What they showed at E3 a few years back was also a train wreck on Bioware's behalf.
> Most of the staff didn't know it was called Anthem until they watched the trailer
> and some people even didn't know the game had any flying in it since it was added
> last second. EA gave BW something like 5 years to make the game, Bioware screwed
> around for too long having preproduction meets, then tried to essentially make the
> entire game in just 1 year, that problem lands on Bioware's shoulders at that point.
> Bioware employees were even saying that they'll just have "Bioware magic" save the
> game when things were starting to look bad with development time because its the
> same thing that happened with DA4, but it actually worked that time around.
> Problem when companies get bought like this too is that the good devs oftentimes
> jump ship because they don't want to work under a large developer and what the buyer
> ends up with is a shell of a company void of its top talent.
Yeah a lot of the blame is theirs, not denying that. The company has been in massive trouble internally for some time. Everyone who jumps ship and or quits blasts the company for what a crap show it has been the last decade internally. And they are one of the worst offenders for cramming.
Unicronic Arts' appetite for destruction is insatiable and it's quite depressing. That list @Archer mentioned makes me a truly sad panda.
> EA Access used to look pretty good until Game Pass came out, now it looks really
> anemic in comparison.
But also a huge price difference
> dustin11 wrote:
>> EA Access used to look pretty good until Game Pass came out, now it looks really
>> anemic in comparison.
> But also a huge price difference
If you run with sales prices then its about a $40/year difference. Not too bad.
In regards to those missing BC games on EA Access, Sony be like do you even Playstation Now, brah? And I be like for $20/month, na, brah.
> there may be some licensing at play too, how licensing is done for video games is
> going to change in a drastic way to facilitate this all digital future.
Yeah, looking further into it, EA bound to a kind of exclusivity license for Madden with Microsoft. Xbox gets the early access, and access to EA vault and all the advertising rights. Sony only gets to sell the game. This is because of the NFL and Microsoft deal, not something EA did, or the Xbox division did. Its a mutual partnership thing they started a few years back. But got worked into the EA deal for NFL exclusivity when they renewed it. Not sure about the rest however. The ones that seem odd are FIFA and DA:I. As there can't possibly be licensing issues for those.
If Sony wanted to stay competitive in the games as a service model and be as successful as MS has been, it would offer PS+ and PS Now as a whole package for $15 a month like MS is doing with GP ultimate. Sony already stopped giving 4 games a month with PS+ and the 2 they usually offer now, 1 if not both are usually a bit on the lackluster side, so $15 a month for both services to me sounds solid. I would even consider it at that price for both seeing as though there's over 500 games on PS Now I believe, some of which you can download instead of stream.
I'll probably check out Blair Witch as well as that new Supermassive game, Dark Pictures: Man of Medan. I think they both come out on the same day actually, 8/30.
A lot of heavy hitters in there, including Lords of Shadow. Nice!
Yeah, MS has been killing it lately with GWG. Wish I could say the same for Sony but they have all but checked out of this generation it seems.
Ya Sony is definitely skimping out lately on the Plus freebies. I think it coincides with the fact they're hearing up for next gen and don't really give a crap about current gen users anymore. They just broke 100 million consoles sold. They care not about maintaining their user base this gen anymore I assume. They went over and beyond their goal it seems.
It sure does seem that cloud gaming is the future within the next decade or so. Especially with MS and Sony now working together with these cloud servers. I wouldn't be surprised if the big 3 just collaborate with each other and most 1st party games becomes cross platform by 2030 and it's just left for the consumer which platform of preference to obtain said game on.