Dev wrote on Nov 17, 2020, 19:30:Yes, this is the major downside of XGP. It's still worth it for me, but for some games,I end up buying the Steam version regardless of the fact that I'd get it for "free" with my game pass: Outer Worlds and No Man's Sky fell into this category (though I regret the Outer Worlds purchase). You just have to accept that if you play a game on XGP, it's going to be the "stock" game 100% with almost no access to tweaks or mods. It's the console experience, but on your PC. That's a big ask - on the PC, tweaking and adjusting at the file level is simply part of the experience.WaltC wrote on Nov 17, 2020, 18:22:
When I tried the game pass for PC last year with The Outer Worlds, I bailed out when I couldn't mod the game (because of its Herculean copy protection unique to the Microsoft store--it brooked no changes to its file structure.)
Was that the MS store version? Like I don't know if game pass has the super locked down MS store versions or not.
MrCharm42 wrote on Oct 10, 2020, 07:47:Going to jump in and agree. This is EXACTLY the kind of game that I "should" have loved, but it was just so meh. This was the fist game to make me really appreciate XGP because I was able to put about 15 or so hours into it and walk away without feeling guilty for having wasted money.JTW wrote on Oct 9, 2020, 23:47:Cutter wrote on Oct 9, 2020, 22:58:
I recommend strongly against. Wasn't terrible, just really meh. Quit about halfway through. Go play it on XGP if you're curious.
I actually agree with this. It isn't awful, but nothing about it was particularly good, either. The combat was dull. The dialog was uninspired. The quests weren't enticing. The NPCs had no personality. It was just... dull.
I'll 3rd this - though it was good enough for me to complete (yes, I have a problem). Just not very memorable in any way, though generally bug-free. Glad I did it on XGP, as I'll never play it again (or care about DLC, etc.).
J wrote on Aug 26, 2020, 17:31:My experience exactly. Both of those, on paper, were exactly what I thought I was lookin for in a game, but in the end I stopped playing for a day or two and never felt the urge to come back to them.
Wasteland 2 left me feeling off. The Outer Worlds was even worse. Even if this one is good, I'll be waiting to recoup my losses.
RaZ0r! wrote on May 7, 2020, 15:24:That's an understandable point of view, but the Wicther 3 sold over 20 million copies BEFORE the show came out and even before the fairly successful Switch port. Sure, that's not GTA V numbers, but it's still a huge, huge success.
Witcher 3 wasn't massively successful until very recently when the TV show was created. I'm not so sure Witcher is an influence here, but it could be.
What games will be included in the beta?I don't see LAN mentioned anywhere above or in the linked support document.
All games tagged with local co-op, local multiplayer, or split-screen will be included.
Creston wrote on Jun 10, 2019, 05:38:If you're saying that we as a society should increase our awareness of the impact of sugar on our health, I'm on board. I couldn't agree more; it's used far too often in far too many things. If, instead, what's being implied is that we are all too dull for our own good and we need some bureaucrat big brother (local/state/national government) looking out for us and determining our behavior, I'll politely disagree. Work to make people aware of the impact of their choice (i.e. inform them) and I believe most people will eventually change their behavior. It's a slow process but it's a lot better than setting a precedent for absolute government control over every aspect of our lives.
Sugar should absolutely be treated the same as smoking. It ruins your health.
Prez wrote on Jan 29, 2019, 08:38:This... exactly.
For me it comes down to refusing to reward anti-consumer practices, and platform exclusivity is a big one for me.
Andrew Garfield was a bad Spiderman in bad Spiderman movies. My girlfriend thinks he was the best Spiderman (she's really wrong)While the Amazing Spider-Man movies were mediocre (at best; the second wasn't even that), I really felt the Garfield Spider-Man was the truest to the comics. That's all subjective of course, but for me, Spider-Man was a minor super-power except for two things: his super nerdy but super cool almost world-class science and mechanical ability, and his spider sense. Those two abilities vault him into being a major power and they're also the things are downplayed to the point of being absent in the Holland versions. It seems like they're using Iron-Man style suit abilities give him big powers in the new movies, which is NOT the Spider-Man I loved as a kid, at all.
Prez wrote on Nov 27, 2018, 11:45:While I think it's stupid to sue over it being a "bad game", which is what this amounts to, I totally agree with the above statement. I LOVE Bethesda but their last few games have been given WAY too much of a pass. People complain about the absolute crappiness of the port, the bugs, the decades-old bugs in the engine, but we buy it anyway. I'm guilty of it too.
I am absolutely LOVING the utter shitshow that Fallout 76 has turned into. Bethesda has received a free pass for far, FAR too long.