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Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Greg_S_H, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Bryan^H

    Bryan^H Producer

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    I haven't started it, but look forward to playing.

    Luckily there are other Yakuza games for the PS4 when you finish it.
     
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    God of War. Waffled over this vs Witcher 3, but I'm guessing GoW will be a shorter endeavor, I can imagine spending a lot of time on Witcher.

    Recently finished Uncharted 4. I know I make fun of the Uncharted games as representing everything I "hate" about modern games. Still, I have all of them for the PS3 and PS4, and have played all but the last one... Gotta say though, UC4 had great battles, I really enjoyed them. And the platforming aspects are so good compared to some other games that are good at "everything" else except climbing etc. Not too easy either. I found just over half the treasures and (mostly) I really looked, so I know you'd have to go to some real effort to find them all, never mind to get the trophies if you care about that.
     
  3. Bryan^H

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    Resident Evil 2 remake demo.

    Quick, if you plan on getting this pre order it digitally, or try and find a physical reserve. The bonus content with a pre order gives you 6 extra costumes, another type of gun, and most importantly the classic in game soundtrack. I tried the demo without it, and it really needs the score for the atmosphere. I need the classic score for this game....which plays and looks amazing.
     
  4. Morgan Jolley

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    With RE2, I'm guessing the preorder bonuses can either be unlocked in the game or will become free DLC later. The reason I say they'll be free is that they're adding 3 extra character modes as free DLC so I doubt they're going to charge for the preorder stuff later on.

    I spent about a month plowing through the entirety of Smash Bros. and am now slowly playing Inside. Both are great.
     
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    I’m playing Resident Evil 0 Remastered (PS4) in an attempt to “catch up” on the series from the beginning - a hopeless task, probably. I own (and have played) most of the RE games on various platforms (RE4 most of all) but have never managed to finish any of them.

    People, especially those who have nostalgia for the original games, really like the tension of cinematic camera angles and tank controls. I see the upsides of this design, but anything in the game requiring time limits, fast movement, or intense quick combat is not very fun. I was a huge fan of the over-the-shoulder and first-person modes introduced in RE4 and RE7, respectively.

    I’ll second what someone said above about Forza Horizon 4. It’s just a joy to play, especially on the X with a nike 4K/HDR setup.
     
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    I have a PS4 for console exclusives and a PC for everyday work and some light gaming.
    Playing Red Dead Redemption 2 on PS4. Been a fan of Red Dead series for a while. I play CSGO, Rocket League and Forza Horizon 4 mostly on PC.
     
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    I’m a few hours into Dragon Quest XI but haven’t played in a couple weeks.
     
  8. Bryan^H

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    RE 2 remake. I will not play a better game this year. Capcom has pulled off a legendary task, they chose one of my all time favorite games and made it better. Scarier, better gameplay, sound(this thing supports Dolby Atmos for crying out loud) graphics(4K wow) all the while never deviating from what made the original game one of the most beloved games ever.

    I thought it would be good but my goodness, I'm blown away.
    It doesn't get any better and I'm jealous of young people getting to play the Remake for the first time never having played the original. Like skipping flight school, and taking a rocket ship to the moon.

    :):thumbsup:
     
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    Bryan^H

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    Love this Guy. I'm not a big fan of Youtubers, but he is basically me. Same age, same likes, and I don't think I have ever disagreed with any of his opinions. Just a hardcore gamer, and just like me he played RE2 day one 21 years ago.

    Here are his thoughts on the original music, and I couldn't agree more.



    And his first thoughts on the remake:
     
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    Bryan, thanks for posting those videos! Good stuff. Apparently I have the soundtrack swap and didn't realize it.

    I finished Resident Evil 0 last week for the first time. I moved onto the RE1 remake, but IMHO the first game has not aged very well. Turns out that tedious inventory management and wandering around looking for where to go next (more of a chore with fixed camera angles) isn't very fun. I'm about a fourth of the way through the game as Chris Redfield, but I just watched videos of the cutscenes and moved on to RE2, which is stellar. Capcom really hit a home run with this. I hope they tackle RE3 next. I can't even imagine how scary the Nemesis would be in this new engine.

    Also playing: Tales from the Abyss (3DS) and Tales from Vesperia (PS4 Pro). Enjoying them both. The battle system is a weird mixture of real time, like Grandia 2 had a baby with Power Stone. Oddly, only the PS4 version hits 60 fps in the overworld. The Switch and Xbox One X versions only manage 30 fps except in battle. Weird. ToV reminds me of a less complicated version of Ni No Kuni, which I've been playing on PS Now.

    Speaking of Capcom home runs, Mega Man 11 is pretty great, too (if you like the series). It's amazing to me that all of the mainline Mega Man and MMX games are now available on a single handheld device.
     
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    I really like RE3 also(I still remember that fantastic ending) and would love to see it released as a RE2 like Remake.

    With 3 million copies of RE2 being sold in less than two weeks, I think it is fair to say we will get it.
     
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    Finally broke down and finished the story in YAKUZA KIWAMI. Very satisfying experience. I'm going to poke around a bit longer in the post game I think, then move on to maybe South Park The Stick of Truth.

    i should really go back to Kingdom Hearts 1.5, but it so underwhelmed me I'm struggling with the idea.
     
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    Been playing NASCAR Heat 3 lately. Got some nitpicks with it, but it's been a pretty solid simcade NASCAR racer so far. Done full length 500 mile Cup races at Daytona and Atlanta over the past week (I don't know if I'll make it 34 more races, but going to try), and a lot of short races for the other three series.

    I was especially pleasantly surprised to see all the Xfinity and truck series tracks included. I knew Eldora was in it, but wasn't expecting Mid-Ohio and such. Too bad some nice tracks like South Boston and Indianapolis Raceway Park are off the calendar for those series these days, since I could use more than three paved short tracks.

    Some interesting schedule rumors for the next few years as NASCAR fights to right the ship, so the track variety come NASCAR Heat 6 or so might be much nicer if it all comes to fruition. A return to Rockingham and Nashvile Speedway for the Cup series and the addition of the F1 track in Austin are some of the rumors. And with the truck series proving the viability of dirt races, Eldora is pushing hard to host the first Cup race on dirt in almost half a century.

    Haven't seen any concrete truck/Xfinity schedule rumors. But hopefully NASCAR will realize that it's better for the tv audience to fill 20,000-30,000 seats at some neat short track that doesn't host Cup, rather than serve as the pre-race show to a similar sized audience during a Cup weekend at a racetrack that seats 100,000 or more and can't even sell out for the main race on Sunday.
     
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    I had some credit and coins on the Switch so I downloaded FF9 a few weeks ago. I'm nowhere near as far as I wanted to be (been busy outside of gaming) but using the cheats has gotten me about 1/3 through it in less than 15 hours. And I expect the rate to accelerate.

    Honestly, I love having the cheats but I kind of wish I felt more interest in playing the game more slowly. I'm basically rushing between story beats and watching dialogue play out, with very little interaction. It's good for remembering the experience but not for actually re-experiencing it. I'd rather have just used the cheats for max gil and to give myself full trance power, but not to auto-level everyone to 99. I'm not even sure if I'd want to use the cheat to auto-learn all abilities...at least not right away.

    It doesn't help that, while FF9 is probably a better overall game, I have way more fond memories of FF7. I'm debating if I'll grab that when it comes out in 2 weeks.
     
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    I had fond memories of FF VII until I played it again and realized it’s basically a 60-hour cut scene.
     
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    That's my dilemma. I think the games are way more engrossing when you actually have to earn everything by leveling up the old fashioned way and beating bosses by having the right equipment and abilities, but I have no interest in re-doing 80+ hours of random encounters and running in circles just to make a number go up so I can actually beat a boss. But giving myself ALL OF THE THINGS right off the bat in FF9 did drain a lot of the fun out, so I'm torn as to what the answer is.
     
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    I’m ok with FF games as a whole and actually use cheats to help the game along. It’s the very long unskippable cut scenes that bother me. There should be a cheat code to turn them off.
     
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    I've finished poking around Yakuza Kiwami. I recommend if you're into action RPGs. It's a bunch of fun. I'll probably start SOUTH PARK STICK OF TRUTH on the weekend, time permitting.

    Playing Yakuza had me having fun playing Texas Hold-Em Poker, something I hadn't done in years when facebook offered a version of the game. To keep scratching the itch, I gave FOUR KINGS CASINO on the PSN a shot, and if you ever wanted a depression simulator, this is it! it! Those of you who had the PS3 early enough will remember HOME, the weird play space where you had an Avatar that could wander around a social area, play games, watch playstation videos, dance with friends (?) and generally spend an hour in it and never go back. FOUR KINGS is a casino only version of it. I think it's a couple of years old, and wandering around a mostly empty casino surrounded by die hards who based on outfits have been playing it for years, it struck me more "sad" than "vibrant". There's a Club to hang out in and socialize, but it's empty. The poker is a tournament one with a buy in so you can't ruin anyones life by getting them to "all in" and lose all their chips. The first time I tried to play it told me all the tables were full (?) but eventually I got to try "free" poker and yeah, this itch of mine shall not be scratched. The Slot machines seem to be as rigged as real slot machines, I didn't bother trying anything else, and my attempt at getting a dance party going in the Bingo room was completely ignored. Add in iffy graphics and lag time, and the terrible site of asleep on their feet avatars of people who have clearly "slept" the game without signing out, and this is NOT a fun casino to hang around in.

    There's another free to play on the PSN called PROVENANCE POKER, I may give it a shot if I have time.
     
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    Other than NASCAR Heat 3, I've been playing two other games here lately.

    One is Bridge Constructor Playground on the Wii U, which I've already put about 10 hours into after only a week or so. Very addicting puzzle game that I'm having a lot of fun maxing out the scores on. Was $5 well spent.

    The other is Atari Flashback Classics Volume 3 on the PS4. The included 2600 games are mostly lower tier affairs and the 5200 lineup is sadly weak with its focus on Atari's unlicensed catalog, but the arcade selection is top notch. These 1970's black & white games don't get the respect they deserve, but mostly are solid affairs that work well with the PS4 controls. And the two full color arcade games in the lineup are also great.

    They even made the racing games with free spinning wheels work well here, which surprised me (I hope Sprint 2 on Atari Flashback Classics Volume 2 works similarly, which I haven't yet bought). As a fan of old arcade racers, I've spent a ton of time in recent weeks playing Monte Carlo, Super Bug, and Firetruck.

    In fact I currently hold the top spot for all 8 circuits in Monte Carlo on the PS4 leaderboards. Never accomplished that feat before. :)
     
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    Since I’ve been in Georgia the past week and a half, I’ve played Dragon Quest XI almost every day. Besides a little studying and playing a few racks of nine-ball Sunday afternoon, my weekend was almost exclusively DQ XI. I think I’m about 30 hours in and so far, I have unlocked the entire party and everyone is leveled up to around 29 or so. Like all RPGs, there are some silly things the game would be better without but it’s a pretty solid entry in the DQ series.
     

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