General Gaming Discussion



  • Final Fantasy XV has a season pass now. LOL

    This is going to be a glorious trainwreck.



  • @KingofDMC
    Options of controller input are certainly welcomed.



  • Deus ex mankind divided coming out in weeks. Cant wait for GOTY 2016.


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    @Stephleref said in General Gaming Discussion:

    Final Fantasy XV has a season pass now. LOL

    This is going to be a glorious trainwreck.

    Having a season pass doesn't automatically mean a game is going to be bad.

    Even good games that have been released today have had a shit ton of dlc.



  • Yeah, but Final Fantasy 15 certainly deserves the same negative press every game has been getting for announcing season passes or DLC out ahead of release.

    Besides, the whole appeal of that game is that it's a bloated, disgustingly unsustainable blockbuster and it'll be fun just to play it and find out whether it's Batman v Superman or Avatar.



  • I really like the state FF 13 was released as. It was highly polished and there was no update for me to install even after buying the game months after release. DLC was cosmetic stuff if I remember correctly. A bit of a treat for the time.

    Won't be surprised that the FF 15 season pass content, was cut out to help cover the bloated costs of this game being in development hell. Now with the season pass, I have to definitely consider waiting for a better deal come holiday sales.



  • @-Jak- said in General Gaming Discussion:

    I really like the state FF 13 was released as. It was highly polished and there was no update for me to install even after buying the game months after release.

    That is a MASSIVE plus for me. I wish games could just be released and stay that way. With DLC separate from patches. Like if I wanted to boot up my PS3 in 20 years, when its probably not supported anymore, what games could I just insert and play.
    Updates are great at times, but I'm very worried about sustainability with consoles.



  • @pphair
    It will probably be a long time before PSN support for the PS3 is shut down. Some PS2 servers were still active late into the PS3 lifecycle.

    But more so, its more of a developer and publisher issue of the release state of games. And outside of Bethesda games, I can't really think of a classic game that has an unplayable campaign without patches. As online play will obvious be shut down at some point.



  • Its safe for me to say quake champions is going to be best MP FPS this generation. easily



  • I'm on a retro gaming journey since I didn't really start playing games until the mid-2000's (my parents were anti-gaming for a while). What I'm starting to realize however, is some games are too dated for me. I've tried to play classics like Final Fantasy 7 (I'm really trying to like it) but I've struggled. Yet at the same time I can enjoy games like Persona One with little issue. I'm trying to figure out what the difference is, but right now it seems like it's a matter of interfaces and button schemes.



  • @michemagius I've definitively had issues with old good games that for some reason I just can't enjoy now, interestingly Persona is one of those I couldn't put myself through, despite being a HUGE P3 and P4 fan (currently enjoying 2 for the first time). And I can't really point to a specific reason why.

    One thing that I've noticed is that mechanics seems to be a big issue for me, I couldn't play more than 10 minutes of thief 1 because it just felt archaic, and last time I played Goldeneye it just felt completely wrong.



  • @bard91 That is kind of funny, but I can see where P1 would be a drag, P2 is great though. It's strange how some games work and others don't in terms of being dated when they came out around the same time.



  • Maybe I should give a retro game a go. I'm in need of another game to play. And I had a hard time picking something out with my budget. I'm so used to playing on the PS4 though, that idk if I can go back to the PS3.

    Sucks not having a nice gaming PC where I can easily get something good fairly cheap. And have a selection to choose from with the amount of money I'm looking to spend.



  • @-Jak- Got any used game stores near you? I get a lot of older games used, sometimes for a really good price. Sometimes gamestop or walmart (online) have some good deals too



  • Just went to this used games store in Toronto that seems to be the Mecca of re-sale over here. SNES, NES, Atari this, Atari that, every handheld, mint games, used mint games, PS2, PS1, EVERYTHING!

    They have 4 or 5 employees working the trade in section (it has its own section for trade ins, this place was bumping).

    The second I graduate and find a decent job, I'm spending a solid amount of my time trying out everything before my era. I'm gonna buy an SNES and some must play games. Also gonna buy cords for my Genesis that I haven't played in 10 years cause the AV cords are all messed up and need a VCR or some shit to even work.



  • @GoTaco That sounds similar to the place I go, though mine has books, movies, games, etc.. so probably a smaller selection. I plan on stocking up (and getting a SNES) when I get a job



  • @GoTaco said in General Gaming Discussion:

    Just went to this used games store in Toronto that seems to be the Mecca of re-sale over here. SNES, NES, Atari this, Atari that, every handheld, mint games, used mint games, PS2, PS1, EVERYTHING!

    They have 4 or 5 employees working the trade in section (it has its own section for trade ins, this place was bumping).

    The second I graduate and find a decent job, I'm spending a solid amount of my time trying out everything before my era. I'm gonna buy an SNES and some must play games. Also gonna buy cords for my Genesis that I haven't played in 10 years cause the AV cords are all messed up and need a VCR or some shit to even work.

    How's new hitman gotaco?? I'm waiting for full version but is it worth it now??



  • @Faaip
    Only Gamestop. And their selection of current gen games, particularly for the PS4. Is severely lacking. Also not a fan of the condition many of their used game discs and covers are in. I got a copy of Injustice that was really scratched up. And it crapped out months after I brought it.

    I've played almost all of the last gen games I was interested in prior to getting a PS4. So that's not much of an option except for a few. But what's probably the most important now, is me figuring out what kind of game I'm in the mood for. Don't want to spend money on a short game I'll finish in a few days. So I guess its gonna have to be something at least 20 hours long. Not sure though if I can do a 50 hour game now. So I'm in a tight spot for gaming. Unless something very appealing goes on sale come Tuesday.


    On another note, happy to see this thread is bringing the community together.



  • @GoTaco
    Cool, have a similar place in Orlando, although its about an hour away if I get nothing but green lights. So i typically only go on my off days. Plus they have an awesome selection of import games (tempted to buy boxed JPN copies of Link to the past thru Skyward Sword)



  • I live near NYC, so there's some places that do sell used and older games in good condition. But they're pretty expensive. I saw an unboxed copy of Super Mario World on the SNES in a respected spot in Manhattan, going for $50 dollars. I got copies of that game for like $7 bucks on Amazon. One of them was included in my SNES purchase that was no more than $60 bucks.

    There is one private game store near me now that I remember. But its prices aren't much better than what I can get online. So I've only brought one game there (Resident Evil Zero) in recent years. After coming back to see it dropped to $15 bucks. I suppose if I have time, I can check it out to see if anything I want is $20 or lower.