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Postby jca » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:18 pm

p sure xseed and nisa are the best companies. xseed's localization blog is awesome http://xseedgames.tumblr.com/
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Postby No Not Now » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:36 pm

Anyone else playing in the Sea of Thieves alpha this weekend?

also, gmg has a great preorder discount on The New Colossus.. $45 reg or $60 w/ Season Pass. Im very excited to see what Machinegames does with the Freedom Chronicles.
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Postby iambic » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:34 pm

doesn't it come out basically the same time as Destiny 2? that sucks

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Postby broodstar » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:21 pm

shadow of mordor seems to join a games-released-in-past-month-with-v-high-critical-praise, which made me incentivized to perhaps give it a try, but it's also not my wheelhouse and i haven't launched anything in 1.5 weeks now
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Postby Ferrous Bueller » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:25 pm

welp, Andromeda made it down to ~$10

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Postby Ferrous Bueller » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:25 pm

I'll be sure to share my thoughts
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Postby surly » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:56 pm

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Postby Adult Contemporary » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:05 pm

Ferrous Bueller wrote:welp, Andromeda made it down to ~$10


where?
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Postby Ferrous Bueller » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:23 pm

amazon
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Postby Marcus » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:29 pm

somehow managed to pick up Shadow of War for half price

GMG had it for like 45 and then there was another coupon that worked with it and I got it all down to 30, pretty crazy

also it's fun
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Postby Kenny » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:43 am

They added nightmode to the new HG101 layout, thankfully
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Postby internetstrange » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:09 am

broodstar wrote:shadow of mordor seems to join a games-released-in-past-month-with-v-high-critical-praise, which made me incentivized to perhaps give it a try, but it's also not my wheelhouse and i haven't launched anything in 1.5 weeks now

that's interesting, i'm not getting "v high critical praise" from the conversation i've seen about it. mostly people remarking that, as with the first one, the game has no sense of what its own best parts are

it looks real bad from videos and stuff, too—like, visually. the palette is gross, the lighting and camera conspire to give everything this really unpleasant tilt-shift effect, the menus seem really poorly designed and are slathered in ads for loot boxes and newsletters and stuff

maybe it's dope but boy from the few things i've seen it looks like they ran the wrong direction with it
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Postby whatabout tim » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:14 am

Yea, everything I've read has been pretty down on mordor but the quick look on giantbomb did look decently fun. I'll probably just start a fresh playthrough on the first game.
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Postby internetstrange » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:40 am

the gb quick look had a weird dynamic. it seemed like jeff (and to a lesser extent ben) wanted to kind of get into all the things about the game that seem bad but brad kept basically shutting it down

51:30 in the quick look is an especially damning moment—brad is low health and trying to get a random orc to kill him so that it'll become a named orc, he walks into a group of them that he's been 'fighting' for the last few minutes, and literally not a single one of them actually attacks him. they run around and bang their weapons and yell but no one actually swings at him

that was kinda my experience with the first one too—i played about 8? 9? hours of that and not only didn't die once, but felt that i had to purposefully try to endanger myself to be under any serious threat. and even then i could just mash my Invincible Dodge key and get outta there

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Postby internetstrange » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:46 am

man the UI looks so bad, too! there are like four? five? bars in the lower left of the screen that seem very hard to take in at a glance, the combo counter looks like it got lost, the skill tree does the "throw 60 quarter-sized icons onto a screen and let them deal with it" thing i can't stand, you have shit like this:



i almost hope there isn't a good game under there just so i dont have to deal with it
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Postby jca » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:55 am

ahungbunny,

are you ready to go back :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Postby chairkicker » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:28 pm

UIs have become a clusterfuck lately because they're among the last things designed in AAA development when they should probably be among the first, at least when it comes to organizing the information. and i guess also because of all the hamhanded progression systems these games throw at you
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Postby chairkicker » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:31 pm

is star ocean 4 a good game? everything i know about the thing is from gaf's mocking it
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Postby chairkicker » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:33 pm

i mean it is hard to take that style, especially when i look back on star ocean 2
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Postby jca » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:34 pm

the battle system is good but overall its one of the worst rpgs ever (imo, gaf has a lot of fans too)
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Postby broodstar » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:34 pm

internetstrange wrote:that's interesting, i'm not getting "v high critical praise" from the conversation i've seen about it. mostly people remarking that, as with the first one, the game has no sense of what its own best parts are

the last time i checked in was like a prerelease thread a week ago where everything was hosannah

http://opencritic.com/browse?page=0&sor ... &date=2017

seems to join releases like d:os2, cuphead, ys viii, tw:w2, xcom, battle chasers at least, or that may just be my own confirmation bias that q4 is generally more stacked
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Postby boonie » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:01 pm

I loved the first half of Shadow of Mordor where it was just running around fighting orcs and eliminating your nemesis's. The 2nd half where you had to recruit orcs and move them up the ladder felt like glorified inventory management and was tedious as hell.
I lost interest in Shadow of War after the first few videos seemed like they had gone all in on the orc recruiting and made it the focus of the game.
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Postby gradient » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:13 pm

evil within 2 tomorrow :)

really digging the open world hub stuff they've shown so far and Mikami saying it's influenced by RE1 in many ways.
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Postby gambra » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:33 pm

Evil Within 2 crept up on me, didn't realise it was tomorrow.
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Postby Paul » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:09 pm

holy shit have you guys seen Duck Season for VR? I'm trying to find some better videos of it, but it's you inside the OG duckhunt game and then it kind of descends in to a horror game where the game is trying to kill you.




edit: this game looks great but takes forever for the horror parts to kick in.
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Postby No Not Now » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:47 pm

iambic wrote:doesn't it come out basically the same time as Destiny 2? that sucks

I think I'm near the end of it now, still rules


yeah, no biggie tho plenty of time to switch between the two as they both bring very different things to the table. At least that's my plan.
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Postby john plainman » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:33 pm

Don't worry, you'll hit the wall in destiny 2 within two weeks
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Postby surly » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:33 pm

yeah, if you're a chump
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Postby ratbag » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:34 pm

guys i love...metal gear solid the phantom pain
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Postby ratbag » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:35 pm

am i a gamer yet
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