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Posts made by Caprica
RE: Microsoft E3 2017 Discussion
3 out of 5 for me (5-point scale, no decimal)
- Sea of Thieves continues to impress. I need this in my life.
- Metro looks gorgeous.
- I still haven't finished Life is Strange & that trailer got me.
- Dragon Ball Fighter Z!!!
- Anthem looks neat but Destiny launch taught me skepticism.
- Terry Crews!
- Crackdown 3 looks fun but nothing really stood out.
- Darwin Project disappointed me.
- State of Decay 2 was okay.
- "Console launch exclusive" sounds a lot like "not really exclusive".
- $499 Xbox One X is a no-go for me.
Microsoft needed exclusives and they seem to be improving on that front. Even so, the combination of $499 and "console launch exclusive" leads me to the conclusion that they didn't do enough to justify the One family as a whole. I'm fortunate enough to own an Xbox One (the white, fat VCR looking one), but after this I'm still left feeling like my PS4 is my primary console (I remain uninterested in the Pro as well).
RE: EA Play E3 2017 Discussion
Need For Speed looked surprisingly fun. That Burnout-like crash slowdown is already old though.
A Way Out could be good.
BF2 looks fun but I didn't need to see much more. Also I had a bad feeling they were going to show too much of the secrets within the plot and sure enough they did.
Everything else was just okay. Ending with an ad for a mobile game that's already been out for awhile was awkward. Still better than last year.
RE: Scorpio First Look Coming Thursday
Scorpio as a business venture seems like a tricky thing both for Microsoft to pitch and for consumers to try to understand. I think even if it checks all the boxes we expect it to, and it comes in at $399, it may not matter in terms of units sold versus the competition.
The issue is the library of exclusives. I did some research to compare the list of exclusives. I included games across all regions, as well as "console exclusives" (meaning there may be a PC version). I didn't, however, include timed exclusives. These are also strictly games that have already been released in at least one region. No games that have yet to launch were included. I think it's pretty obvious that these numbers are a huge part of why Microsoft is going to continue to struggle.
XB1: 24 exclusive games
PS4: 149 exclusive games
XB1: 126 exclusive games
PS4: 370 exclusive games
Having said that, I don't see Scorpio as a doom-and-gloom situation. I also don't subscribe to the belief that the Scorpio failing to topple the PS4 is somehow a failure for the Xbox brand. I think that may be a little shortsighted. What Microsoft does on Sunday will be the path going forward. Scorpio could be a great foundation for regaining the attention and trust of consumers. Microsoft is seemingly no longer complacent. Competition forced them to act.
So even if things stay the same and the PS4 continues to dominate, I'd be really concerned for the future of PlayStation if we don't see system and ideology improvements in the years to come. "Games games games" is a great strategy when your exclusives are unmatched. But if your competition closes that gap then it becomes a battle of who has the better hardware, systems, deals, etc.
RE: What Are You Listening To?
@michemagius I'm with you 100% on SNSD post-Jessica. I've been super fortunate enough to be able to see them multiple times (three times at Olympic Park in Seoul, several in America, I have stories, I'll stop rambling now before it gets stupid). Every time as a 9-member group. The Jessica situation was devastating. I'm not entirely sure how the blame should be split up, but the way Jessica was approached by the other members and SM's near-immediate threat of legal ramifications for talking makes it really hard to blame her.
I think at worst her time for her business was interfering with her time as a member of SNSD, but even that's not really her fault considering both the group and the label gave her their blessings to start her company. It also wouldn't be the last time that people under SM would get booted or quit, each time with the story being the label's fault.
Also I wasn't a huge fan of 'Mr Mr', so losing Jessica sank my excitement for all things SNSD. Same thing with Sulli leaving f(x). Though I think f(x) was actually worse because Sulli quit due to harassment for not being single, and if I'm being totally honest f(x) was better musically than SNSD.
RE: E3 of Dreams 2017
Brave Fencer Musashi Remake
Developed by PlatinumGames
I don't really have much to say about this one. I've just wanted this for a long time.
Developed by Retro Studios
I would simply call this game 'Metroid', as it will be a new beginning. This isn't a reboot. It takes place after Metroid Fusion. It's a side-scroller and is strictly single player. And the reason for that is because of my next game.
Metroid Prime Hunters 2
Developed by Croteam
I once threw out the idea of a first-person Metroid game to Ian after the review for The Talos Principle. I'd love to see them take on a core Metroid game, but I think the universe is begging for a side-scroller these days. I thought the first Hunters was underappreciated, and despite its weird controls on the DS, had a fun 1v1 deathmatch multiplayer. Croteam could create some interesting character abilities in multiplayer, and the puzzle solving in the single-player campaign would be fantastic.
Super Mario 64S
Developed by Nintendo EPD
This is essentially an HD remaster of Super Mario 64 for Switch. I wouldn't change anything about the core game beyond fixing bugs. This would be the ultimate E3 shadow drop. I think that alone would grab people's attention, but that's not all there is to this. To ensure this game gets talked about for months to come I (as Nintendo) would simply suggest people play the game to completion. Upon beating the story of the game you unlock a remaster of the DS version of the game. Upon obtaining all the stars in the original (non-DS) version you unlock a 5 minute prologue video to Super Mario Odyssey.
RE: What games are you still planning on buying this year?
Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2
WWE 2K17 (Pleeeeease don't suck)
And then whatever reviews well for PSVR. Some of those prices for "experiences" have me cringing.
RE: Games you really wanted to like, but no matter what, you couldn't/didn't
Assassin's Creed 2 is the first one that comes to mind. I remember getting it, starting it, and just not feeling the gameplay. I could never understand why, though. I remember when the first AC was announced and I thought it looked really fun. So to have my first experience be a game that's more fluid than the first and to not like it always seemed weird to me.
Halo 5 is kind of like that. I finally got an Xbox One for that game and the Master Chief Collection. Just wasn't feeling it at all. I love Halo but both the story and the missions themselves left me disappointed. Most of the online modes are fine; though I'm not a fan of Warzone proper.
RE: PS4 Neo revealed as PS4 Pro
To those irked that the Pro didn't up the specs or whatever, think of it this way: Developers will continue to be forced to make games with decent frame rates for the PS4s most of us already own, regardless of whatever pricy shit Microsoft and Microsoft pull, because this is where the bulk of their audience is.
I was thinking about this while I was seeing the negative reactions people were having. The PS4 Pro at $399 is not compelling when compared to the $399-$499 Scorpio that's coming next year. However, the Pro probably isn't going to be $399 when the Scorpio comes out, and Microsoft has already said they're not mandating developers make their Scorpio games run on Xbox One. I think Sony is playing the timing game. If Sony's goal is to transition people from new console to new console without them losing the games they already own, then is the Scorpio really that appealing? Is it more powerful? Yes. Will it do more? Probably. If I own 50+ PS4 games am I going to get one? Probably not. I'm probably going to either get the Pro (doubtful) or just wait for the more powerful PS5 to come out in 2018-2019.
While I have no desire to get a Pro, I do think there are some really silly reasons that people are getting irked; not the least of which is the "no one owns 4K" idea. Nintendo wasn't exactly lauded for taking the same position with the Wii.