Random Thoughts on Video Games

Discussion in 'Video and Computer Games' started by Ringo, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. kcscsupporter

    kcscsupporter Member+

    Apr 17, 2002
    D17
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    I finally got around to playing through Enslaved: Odyssey to the West a couple months ago. Came out on the 360, if I'm not mistaken, though I played it on PC. The story was really engaging thanks to the face-capture and acting of the characters (one of which was Andy Serkis). Also, and I know I'm a dork for this, but Trip was really hot and I'd walk through a wall for her.
     
  2. Bazi

    Bazi Member+

    Jan 15, 2009
    Wuerzburg (Germany)
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    FC Bayern München
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    Germany
    Finally trying to get into Red Dead Redemption 2.

    I can see why people call it an overproduced game. Can't remember the last time you had to press so many different buttons just to loot a cabinet.
     
  3. thebigman

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    May 25, 2006
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    My step son has a occulus quest two

    really cool but I’m old so it gives me moron sickness lol
     
  4. Bazi

    Bazi Member+

    Jan 15, 2009
    Wuerzburg (Germany)
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    FC Bayern München
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    Germany
  5. ttrevett

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    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
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  6. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
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    In general, if something is free, then you are the product.
     
  7. Bazi

    Bazi Member+

    Jan 15, 2009
    Wuerzburg (Germany)
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    FC Bayern München
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    Germany
    It used to be a €60 full price game when it was a released a few years ago. You are paying for it with your Prime subscription.

    It is a Single Player Star Wars Action-RPG without loot boxes or other types of in-game monetization.


    In my opinion it is a worthwhile and very good game albeit not a masterpiece.
     
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  8. Belgian guy

    Belgian guy Member+

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    Aug 19, 2002
    Belgium
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    Lots of analogous trends in Hollywood film-making and game design, primarily among them that the biggest companies now seem stuck making the same thing over and over again and the kind of freedom you once needed for innovation now only truly exists for tiny indies (who subsequently do not have the resources to give their games the same polish as the AAA companies).
     
  9. Bazi

    Bazi Member+

    Jan 15, 2009
    Wuerzburg (Germany)
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    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I'm halfway through RDR2 and once you acclimate yourself to the slower pace of the animations it's really an awesome game.

    Overproduced by a bit but arguably one of the three best open worlds ever created and an awesome story.

    Also the graphics are still stunning on PC.
     
  10. Belgian guy

    Belgian guy Member+

    Club Brugge
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    Aug 19, 2002
    Belgium
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    So the fallout from the Cyberpunk 2077 debacle culminates in the creation of a new studio.
    Seeing the people listed, what a ********ing talent drain from CDPR. And it's entirely self-inflicted.
     
  11. Bazi

    Bazi Member+

    Jan 15, 2009
    Wuerzburg (Germany)
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    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    In my experience 90% of the new studios created by those who left Bioware, Blizzard & Co. never amount to anything.

    That being said it cannot be denied that CDPR is a horribly managed game company.
     
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  12. Bazi

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    Jan 15, 2009
    Wuerzburg (Germany)
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    FC Bayern München
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    Germany
    Just started Doom Eternal. I love the core game-play but these ammo restrictions that force you into one very rigid play style are just annoying as hell.

    I absolutely hate that design choice.

    Why take away the option to just shoot your way through hell with whatever weapon you want?

    Terrible. Ruining an otherwise perfect shooter.
     
  13. Bazi

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    Jan 15, 2009
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    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Finished Doom Eternal. Glad to report my initial negative reaction to the new game mechanics lessened considerably after the first three missions as more and more weapons become available.

    It's a very annoying start to the game in the opening missions but afterwards it becomes an absolutely brilliant shooter and the best first person shooter fun I have had in many years.
     
  14. Bazi

    Bazi Member+

    Jan 15, 2009
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    FC Bayern München
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    Germany
    I started my first playthrough of Cyberpunk 2077 after they released the 1.5 patch that is supposed to fix thousands (!) of bugs.

    My first impression of this game is very mixed.

    The gun combat is imprecise, cars drive like they're on rails and feel worse than in 8 year old GTA V. The item and loot systems already annoy me due to their small font size.

    Nothing better than having to squint at the text when you want to loot an item in-between combat.

    Frankly this game still feels like Euro jank just with premium graphics.
     
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  15. thebigman

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    I need Elden ring
     
  16. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
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    Chelsea FC
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    England
    I can't remember if I mentioned it but we had a march for peace in Ukraine in ESO a while back...



    That was the PC EU server but all platforms and servers had one where our brave Aldmeri heroes put aside their loathing for both Daggarfall scum AND the Eboneart filth briefly to demonstrate their love of peace... even for THOSE people!

    :)
     
  17. thebigman

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    I got Elden ring, I’m awful at it but love it
     
  18. Belgian guy

    Belgian guy Member+

    Club Brugge
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    Aug 19, 2002
    Belgium
    Club:
    Club Brugge KV


    Remake/mod for original Fallout in Fallout 4 engine. I might actually gives this a try. :)
     

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