I don't really care about RAGE, Pokemon or Fallout, but are these publishers trying to make me not care about e3? Why are these announcements coming now?
Posts made by Marketplace_DC
RE: [Official] What are you playing?
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - the gameplay is extremely satisfying. Shredding people with Schockhammer never gets old, but the story... What happened? This story is absolute gar-bitch. Nazis have taken over the world -> go stop them is just about unfuckable premise, and they did it. Bravo.
RE: God of War (PS4)
I think the metacritic score reflects this game pretty well, but I don't get the lack of criticism towards it. If you cannot find single criticism towards a product, it's way more likely that you are a shitty critic than that the product you are reviewing is perfect. I'm no critic but here's couple of things I found annoying:
Number of bosses - The actual fights were really awesome but the number of bosses was a disappointment. I finished the game 10 minutes ago and cannot for the life of me recall more than three good bosses. (one of which is fought twice) Also, the first mini boss is repeated many times, only with a slightly different skin/element variation. Even in crucial point of the story when you need to hunt down a specific monster, it turns out that the monster is the same mini boss with a couple of new attacks. Maybe the sidequests offer more?
Too much upgrading - Gear crafting, gear shopping, runes for weapons, gems for armor sockets, something like six different skill trees... It's just way too much. Towards the end of the game you start to get so much XP you can unlock five different skills at a time so the whole upgrading becomes redundant.
Sequel bait - Self explanatory.
Overall, mid to high 9 (or even 10) for this game is justifiable, but if I can spot this stuff, then surely some of the professionals can too. Loved the game by the way.
RE: Sea of Thieves (XBO/PC)
I'd say 'game passing' Sea of Thieves would be a safe bet if you're on the fence.
I have only played solo so far but I'm enjoying the game very much. Water is hands down the best water in any game to date, and the sailing is very relaxing. (water is also cloud powered, whatever that means) Because of the water effects this might be the only game I prefer playing 30 fps with higher fidelity visuals, the better looking water just adds so much to the overall experience.
I haven't seen any other ships yet, probably because all of the early voyages are so close proximity to the outpost they are given out of.
With the price of $10, you really can't go wrong.
RE: Gaming Unpopular opinion thread
- Mario has slippery controls -> 2D Mario games just aren't that fun to play
- Dualshock's 1-3 are among the worst controllers ever made (4 is among the best tho)
- Final Fantasy X is by far the worst in the series and one of the biggest disappointments of my life
- I can suspend my disbelief when it comes to magic, but even the thought of Cloud lifting the buster sword is so ridiculous I can't take FFVII seriously
- Castlevania IV is the best Castlevania game
- Hollow Knight is best metroidvania game
- Story of Metal Gear is so complicated it resembles more of a parody of a video game story than an actual video game story
- Video game writing as a whole is sub par compared to other mediums
- On higher difficulties Witcher 3 combat is far better than people give it credit for
- The Last Guardian winning the EZA GOTY was among the worst things I have ever seen
- Uncharted 1 & 2 have aged horribly and the combat in those games is laughable
- Uncharted is wildly inconsistent with whimsical adventure and straight up murder fest
- Compared to any PC FPS, Goldeneye was trash
- Duke Nukem 3D is the best FPS, and Duke is genuinely funny as a parody of 80's action heroes turned up to 11
- PUBG is not that good of a game, (6/10 barely) but it's still consistently fun to play
- Games media/reviewers know so little about tech and care so little about performance it's insulting
And the big one:
- Western D&D style RPG's (like Divinity II or Pillars of Eternity) are better designed games than JRPG's
RE: Last game you finished
Horizon Zero Dawn
- Ranged combat is fun as hell
- Enemies react when you shoot at them
- Decent variety of different weapons
- Surprisingly unique and interesting story, (when it gets going) despite being post apocalyptic
- Extremely fluid controls for a 30fps game
- Interesting world over all
- 'Forced' exploration -> collecting medicinal herbs
- Hold triangle to loot, loot and loot some more, loot doesn't translate to meaningful gear
- Sidequests are trash, Witcher sense/detective vision is getting old (although well contextualized)
- Melee combat is so basic it's basically non existent
- No different melee weapons
- Compared to the amount of actual activities, the map clutter is insane (can be turned off, thankfully)
- Caves filled with literally 15-20 pieces of expositional holograms/data logs/audio logs
- Climbing only allowed at very strict spots
- Invisible walls
- Couple of crashes
In conclusion, I liked it a lot but the RPG elements were clearly an afterthought. Fun game to play, fun world to explore, can't really ask much more.
RE: That's News!
@Marketplace_DC Yes, Horizon and those three other incredibly niche games haven't sold as well as a hypothetical unreleased platform exclusive MMO.
I was talking about 'reach' not sales. (because who would buy a game for $60 when it's on the pass for $10) Those 'incredibly niche' games might have 'reached' way more people if they sold for $10.
You're making some pretty big leaps here. First, you are assuming the Game Pass is very succesful, when there have been no numbers released on it to date. For all we know, only .5% of Xbox users use the service, like backwards compatibility.
I'm assuming it will become successful once the first party games roll out.
You are also assuming Sea of Thieves will be a success, when it's reception so far hasn't been much more than "Its neat.". I'm highly doubtful that a game exclusive to two of the least popular platforms this gen is going to reach runaway success.
For the price of $10 it very well might be. Sea of Thieves being on the game pass is almost guaranteed to reach as much users as HZD, possibly more if it goes on/improves.
I want to point out that I'm not bashing PS exclusives for 'poor sales'. (although they sold less than I assumed, but what do I know anyways) I just think potential for $10 AAA games is vast, and the business model is extremely consumer friendly.
RE: That's News!
Cool, but this honestly smells a bit of desperation.
If desperation get's me all of MS first party titles on release plus 150 other games for $10/month, desperation is exactly what I want to see. This is great way for exclusives to reach wider audience. For example Persona 5, Nioh, Nier Automata and Horizon Zero Dawn combined have barely reached 15 million users out of a possible 75 million. Sea of thieves alone will now (probably) come close to that.
RE: What games are you looking forward to this year?
Red Dead Redemption 2 (delay candidate)
Sea of Thieves
God of War
Lack of release dates has me on the edge so I'm preparing for delays. Also, all of you who say 'The Last of Us' are insane if you think it's coming out this year.
RE: Yo Allies! What's the last game that surprised you?
- Hollow Knight - I knew very little going in but this turned out to be one of the best games of last year. Atmosphere, graphics, animations, somber tone, all top notch. Also way longer than I expected, in a good way. If you like 'metroidvania' style games this is a must play. (and better than any Metroid or Castlevania game, excluding Castlevania IV)
- Divinity Original Sin II - Best RPG ever made. Too bad it might be a little too 'hardcore' game for it's own good. People have to play this game.
- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - Played this first time just a couple of weeks ago and oh boy, it doesn't hold up at all. Combat is just trash and controls are clunky as all hell. I bailed out after 10 chapters.
- Final Fantasy X - Loved VI, VIII and IX so X took me by surprise. This is where the series started to crash and burn. All of the characters suck, sphere grid is only an illusion of choice, Blitz ball being a stat based rpg, Seymour's hair... I could go on and on.
Somewhere in between
- The Last of Us - Finished this couple of months ago for the first time and I don't see the hype for the story. Maybe I'm just late to the party but the story of TLoU is extremely basic and predictable, although very well executed. I still loved the game overall but expected more from the story. (maybe unreasonably so)
RE: Overrated/Underrated JRPGs
Final Fantasy X - Great combat system but absolutely atrocious story/lead characters. In fact, all of the characters suck. Tidus is one of my most hated protagonists of any medium. English dub doesn't help him either. Also, sphere grid has only the 'illusion of choice', (even tho there really is zero choice) so I would've much more preferred a normal leveling system. X is the game that started the downfall of FF.
Final Fantasy VII - Never having played it when it first came out, this game feels extremely dated. VIII and IX are vastly superior games, in my estimation.
Lost Odyssey - Even tho the story is cliché as all hell (and the kids are annoying) I loved this game. First and only game I ever 100% completed with a strategy guide on my lap. Leveling/learning skills works exactly like in FF IX so that drew me in even more.
RE: Last game you finished
Finished Hollow Knight and holy shit, I was completely unprepared for this one. This game is HUGE. (and difficult) It took me 22 hours to get an ending and 69% of completion. Awesome art design, simple but responsive combat system (even with all the powers), great boss fights and whole lot of missed secrets, what more could you ask for? Must have for metroidvania fans.
On a side note, last three games I've played: Dark Souls 3 (not finished) -> Cuphead -> Hollow Knight. I'd say it's time to try something casual before I go insane.
RE: Last game you finished
Finished Cuphead and even tho I died/restarted 275 times, it wasn't nearly as hard of a game as people say it is. Couple of bosses took me like 30 tries to complete, but that was mostly due my 'tunnel vision' and lack of pattern recognition rather than pure difficulty. Progression meter after failing is a great visual feedback of progress and a great motivator.
Cupheaed also has one of the best soundtracks of the year. Combined with the 30's animation aesthetic it makes one awesome looking, sounding and paying game. 9/10.
RE: The Disaster that is the Battlefront 2 Launch
It feels like EA tried way too hard to make everyone pay to some extent, instead of being happy with the usual 3-5%.
This kinda makes sense but even EA cannot be this out of touch. There is no way EA, and especially DICE are surprised by this debacle. I mean, DICE has made dozen FPS games and now they are surprised that people hate pay to win. I don't buy it. EA/DICE thought they were gonna get away with this like every other time. Not anymore.
RE: Have You Ever Done a 180 on a Game/Series?
poor characters, and a nonsensical story
There's your problem. Combat system in X was actually pretty good, (not as good as 6/7/8/9 tho) but the plot just killed the game. Also, everyone has ridiculous hair.
FYI this same friend and I have played through RE5 multiple times together and we regard it as one of the best coop games we've ever played.
I had the exact same experience. Me and my friends tried the demo; "It's not like classic RE but this will be the shit to co-op", and we were right. Good times.
RE: That's News!
Xbox One X is selling better than people expected. In UK it's on par with Switch launch sales and exceeded Pro sales.
Also, our dear friend Michael Pachter has raised his estimated 2017 X sales from 1 million to 1.5 million
2017 has bee great. PS4, PSVR, Switch and Xbox One X are all doing well and games have been great, what more could you ask for?