The Half Elf wrote on Jul 3, 2020, 19:16:Quinn wrote on Jul 3, 2020, 18:41:
I don't like the esthetics. This won't be a day one buy for me. It reminds me of ELEX -- the weird hybrid of future and past technology -- and my brain just thinks it's dumb
Not at all have I convinced myself that I won't like it, though, but I'll wait for the usual reviewers I trust (Worth a Buy, Skill Up, that's about it).
Play the game, learn why things they are they way they are and what the name means. Great game worth a purchase.
Carcifier wrote on Jun 29, 2020, 18:41:Primalchrome wrote on Jun 29, 2020, 13:56:
A $150 Diablo bust and a set of wings marks the 20th anniversary? Wow... Maybe they'll do something interesting for the 25th or perhaps Activision is just illustrating that they have lost all connection to their target market? Remember when Blizzard was a company that made games for gamers rather than lootboxes for addicts?
I'm old enough to remember a time when Blizzard released a game, it was an auto-purchase because the chances of it being good were almost guaranteed. Now, they could announce a Diablo II remake and I wouldn't even consider buying it. Even though I've been waiting for "Diablo III" for over 20 years.
I can't imagine even considering buying that Diablo bust. Let me reward Blizzard by giving them $150 for ruining the Diablo franchise! Where's Disney at, I'll buy a Rey "Skywalker" bust next for $1138?
DrSquick wrote on May 28, 2020, 11:47:
So I've tried Borderlands 2 several times, and I get 10 hours or so into the story and it never seems to open up and I get stuck in some snowy area. I thought I've heard that at some point it becomes more like an ARPG where you grind for better loot. I've seen people with thousands of hours into it. Is there a different mode or do people just do the storyline over and over?
El Pit wrote on May 10, 2020, 09:11:WitcherOntheProwl wrote on May 9, 2020, 19:15:
Remove the platforming that ruins the game and makes it extremely boring.
This is why this was the first Doom game that I did not buy on day 1 (or in pre-sale). I was never a fan of platformers and struggled with Donkey Kong and others a looong time ago. I have no desire to make this experience again even if I could Donkey Kong in the face with a shotgun this time.
Slick wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 12:50:Jerykk wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 12:43:eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 11:31:
Betting it will include restrictions on which platform you can release
No doubt all of these games will be permanent EGS exclusives on PC but also available on consoles despite their tyrannical 30% store "tax."
I'm guessing Epic realized that timed exclusives aren't really working out because people just wait until they're on Steam.
And for half the price too re: Boarderlands 3
And concerning the tyrannical 30% store tax on consoles, that's why PC is great, because we aren't locked into any proprietary walled-garden nonsense. We have choice. Which makes the irony all the more hilarious that a lot of PC gamers now believe that more options = bad because they want everything from one store, smells a lot like the would-be consolization of PC. There are Xbox fanbois, Playstation fanbois, and Steam fanbois, and each is worse than the last.
Simon Says wrote on Feb 23, 2020, 15:50:Bumpy wrote on Feb 23, 2020, 14:11:
So has Metro Exodus sales exceeded Epic's 'true' sales yet?
There's only 1 thing we know for sure, had they both been released simultaneously, Steam sales would've far surpassed the anti-competitive exclusives store. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it.
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 22, 2020, 20:24:Slick wrote on Feb 22, 2020, 19:57:jdreyer wrote on Feb 22, 2020, 15:26:
Why would I do EA for a single played narrative game?
Few of us on bluesnews are the target EA market for a game like this, but this is just the continued outsourcing of beta testing to the games community.
Did D:OS or D:OS2 have some sort of public beta or EA phase? I can't remember.
I usually avoid EA/beta for pretty much any game, let alone RPGs, but some people seem to love getting in early.
Eirikrautha wrote on Feb 15, 2020, 21:35:afka Rossini wrote on Feb 15, 2020, 18:18:Eirikrautha wrote on Feb 15, 2020, 15:40:
Well, at least they weren't stupid enough to launch on Steam at full price (there's a 40% "discount" on this year-old game... how generous...). Though I notice that the full price is listed at $39.99 and I don't remember if that was the full price on release. Either way, I'm not paying anywhere near that much for Epic's sloppy seconds.
I find that exclusivity deals have just saved me money, because I really have no burning desire to play some of these games after waiting (and enough lets-plays and other material has come out to show me that I probably would have wasted my money if I had bought immediately... looking at you Phoenix Point & Julian Gollop). I'd have bought Mechwarrior 5 launch day full price if it had come out on Steam. Now, I'm honestly not sure if I'll even bother when it gets rereleased, there's just too much wrong with it based on the lets-plays I've watched. Oh well, hopefully that "exclusivity money" was enough to make up for my lost sale...
Since it's the first AAA title I'm aware of to have Epic exclusivity expire and I had any interest in, I picked it up on Steam today for $24 US. That's less than half the original price. If enough Steam buyers show up this week, maybe developers will re-think Epic exclusivity.
Nope. The exact opposite will be true. If people still buy even after the year, all that tells publishers is that they can take Epic's money first, then take our money later. The only way they'll rethink exclusivity is if the games that have it don't meet sales expectations, both during and after. Otherwise, you'll just teach them they can slap you around and you'll still come back for more...
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 21, 2019, 20:39:
This thread would be better served by people posting their personal top 3,5 or 10.
Everyone has different tastes.
I know Unreal, Portal, Half Life and BioShock would be in my list (screw limiting it to a certain time period.)