I only watched some portions of the presentations, but is there anything that would alleviate the concerns that always pop up with streaming services? Because from what I understand the answer to that was no.
Posts made by bard91
RE: Tackle the backlog - 12 in 12 2019
And I can take Prey of the list.
Prey is a good game, maybe better than what I thought of it, certainly one that deserves more attention that what it got, however given how frustrating it was at times, the ocassional buginess, and specially how annoying the final sections of the game were to play, it keeps it from being a game I can say I thoroughly enjoy, BUT it is a game I can easily recommend.
And with that I have three games out of my list, which given how much time I'll have to put to catch up with the Trails franchise I'm glad I was pretty conservative with the length of games I choose.
West of Loathing
Alice Madness Returns
D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die
Mark of the Ninja
Trails in the Sky9/10
The Silver Case
RE: Do you have any of them Rumors?
I'm of the opinion that we are unlikely to see any truly big steps in terms of graphical fidelity, sure there will be more bells and whistles that will be there if you really care and look for them, which do end up making things look better, but we have reached a point where the quality is so high already that we get diminishing returns on more effort put into this graphics, and besides I think at this point it is irrelevant.
One of things that I remember seeing in a video is how the leaps we may see are in terms of AI, which I think would be far more important.
RE: Lowest Rated Game This Gen That You Enjoyed
@mbun since you mentioned that Pokemon game, how did you like it?
I played Red Rescue team a long time ago and really liked it, and was surprised to see it was critically panned, I like the concept but seeing the general reception of the games since then I've been wary of looking back into them.
Anyhow from the quick search I did, whcih wasn't very thorough, it looks like it would be Dragon Quest Heroes, which I thought was a lot of fun, and my main complain about it was the pathetic world building that is just par for the course for the series.
RE: Last game you finished
Trails in the Sky SC 9/10
A great sequel to a first great game, I would ike to give it a better score, but there were more than a few aspects that were not great and that I do feel took down the game a notch for me, still overall a fantastic game for most of the 60 hours of playtime.
I do feel that the story has some of the same problems which made me like Cold Steel 2 less than 1, but it is not something that ruins the game, just aspects that could make for a better experience.
And boy, having played three Falcom games in a row now, I feel I'm really seeing the wordiness in them.
Also who the hell thought it would be a good idea to have the final fight inside a freaking kaleidoscoipe, that was just horribly designed.
I'll likelyu start the third chapter in may after I come back from a month long vacation, and then on to Zero and AO, hopefully before CS 3 comes out.
RE: Censorship topic (out of the news thread)
So weird, I can only imagine they are doing this for consistency sake, likely the first example I see where I can't justify it in any way.
It is something so insignificant and that has so little weight that it is just difficult to understand what could be the rationale for it, that said it is at the same time something so miniscule that it won't really have an effect on the game.
RE: That's News!
Ys 9 announced for Fall 2019 in Japan, here's hoping we don't have to wait too long and it doesn't suffer the same localization woes of 8, because that game was fantastic even with the shoddy translation, so I'm way hyped 9.
Seriously there's a demo on PS4 for 8, just give it a shot and don't miss out on a great action JRPG for no reason.
RE: Are We in a Golden Age of Videogames?
@ezekiel I don't necessarily agree with all of the examples, but I do overall agree with that first paragraph as a whole. Honestly when I look at what the big western publishers are doing and the games they are making I can't help but be near completely indifferent.
It seems to me as if so many games are being made on a 'quota' basis and listing checkboxes of features without considering how the different elements would fit the game.
To me a great example of this was Horizon, I thought the game was fantastic when it was about exploring its world and fighting the robo dinos on the wild, sadly it had a whole lot of story missions which were oh so boring and so poorly designed, and one of the things I hate most, boss fights for the sake of boss fights, which again were horribly designed, the game would likely would have been better had it focused on the aspects that were good about it, but it was probably decided that it needed to cover the other aspects as well even if it did it poorly.
Japanese publishers and developer do seem to have gotten out of the weird zone they were on last gen, which I do think leads to a good moment with them, the sucky part with that is that since their gaming community is not thriving(or at least not how it used to) and it is unlikely to grow, they do have to look outward and that is not always as easy for them.
And on the other side I do think we are at a time when indies more than ever have better opportunities for making a space for themselves, and there are a lot of good things coming out of that side.
So no everything is great as I see it, and there are somethings that genuinely concern me, but I'm overall happy with the current state of things.
RE: [Official] What are you playing?
@bam541 it doesn't bother me but the gameplay itself is not that much fun to me, combat specially feels kind off, and I've seen a few technical issues, other than that I think most of the things that bother me somewhat are more on the design of the game and them not necessarilly being my preference, but not flaws necessarily.