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Re: Assassin's Creed Valhalla in November
Jul 13, 2020, 00:09
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Re: Assassin's Creed Valhalla in November Jul 13, 2020, 00:09
Jul 13, 2020, 00:09
 
MacLeod wrote on Jul 12, 2020, 22:23:
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 12, 2020, 20:56:
Not a single reason for me to purchase this. From the one boss fight it looks like it's going into magic/god/whatever (which wouldn't be a bad thing) but didn't this game use to be about Assassin's vs Templars?

In the deep dive when they showed the magic fight, they specifically say you get drugged before the fight starts, and are hallucinating. It allowed them to get "Fantasy" fights in without breaking the alleged groundedness of the game. But yeah, I really wish we could have a game where we play an assassin again.

You mean you miss wearing that hood and crouch-walking across rooftops all the time, right? Made you feel real assassin-y? That never went away, it's just not forced upon you so rigidly. So, I would take that to mean you aren't happy with them taking the series into a more open-ended RPG direction, as opposed to the stealth-action/adventure it started out as. Because you never stopped being an assassin...

In Origins, you literally play as the founder of the first formal organization of Assassins. Then in Odyssey, your story pre-dates that one, but is all about your character being the first to perform the function of the Assassins against a pre-Templar shadow organization and their plot to control the world as they knew it. Thus you are the hero of myths, the original force of chaos, which inspires every Assassin in the thousands of years that follow to do what they do.

We don't know yet how this new protagonist fits into all of that, really the only thing they've said is you get a hidden blade from the Assassins when you start working with them early on in the game. It's not the type of deep narrative detail you delve into during an initial gameplay reveal, lol.
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Re: Assassin's Creed Valhalla in November
Jul 12, 2020, 21:48
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Re: Assassin's Creed Valhalla in November Jul 12, 2020, 21:48
Jul 12, 2020, 21:48
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 12, 2020, 20:56:
Not a single reason for me to purchase this. From the one boss fight it looks like it's going into magic/god/whatever (which wouldn't be a bad thing) but didn't this game use to be about Assassin's vs Templars?

The series has always, always been about the ancient race which created humans and were so technologically advanced that our puny brains could only comprehend them as gods or other mythical beings with magical powers. Control over the knowledge they possessed and what remains of their tech is the reason why Assassins and Templars are fighting. They spell it out super clearly in the last couple of games, but this stuff goes all the way back to the first few games with Desmond and his ancestors.
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Re: Persona 4 Golden Sells 500K
Jul 12, 2020, 09:34
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Re: Persona 4 Golden Sells 500K Jul 12, 2020, 09:34
Jul 12, 2020, 09:34
 
Persona 5 the port was out years ago, but just this past March they released Persona 5 Royal, the definitive version only on PS4. It's got enhanced graphics for the newer platform, additional music, QoL improvements, and a fat chunk of new content. Same type of situation as the original P4 vs. P4 Golden.
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Re: Super Mario Bros.
Jul 12, 2020, 03:42
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Re: Super Mario Bros. Jul 12, 2020, 03:42
Jul 12, 2020, 03:42
 
WarPig wrote on Jul 11, 2020, 22:23:
So, $114K for a 1985 video game... wow.

Holy hell, way to go to whoever sold the thing. I wonder if the buyer thinks it's a good investment or if he just wanted the game that bad.

Not that it really has anything to do with anything, but the thought that first popped into my head was that in 1989 I bought a house for $33K and lived there for 28 years. I guess the value of stuff, or the perceived value of stuff, is sometimes pretty strange.

Well if you just want the game, you can usually find one for $20 or less on eBay. Even a complete-in-box copy in pretty decent shape, sought after by many collectors, is less than $1000. These copies that sell for $100k+ (at least two so far) are in near-mint condition, and are supposed to be from really rare printings in the early days when Nintendo was still trying to figure out what kind of packaging to use for NES games. This box has a little cardboard tab on the back for hanging on a hook in a store, but that wasn't actually used because they'd started just sealing the whole thing in plastic. And in theory, because there was such a small window of time of copies being sold that way, that makes it more valuable... They have to make a big deal about little details like that because at nearly 50 million sold in the late '80s/early '90s, the game itself is not rare at all.

So yeah, it's some kind of investment. Probably some dudes with way too much money trying to turn vintage games into the new coin collecting or something, so other people start to spend way too much money on it and they can re-sell this and whatever else they're sitting on for a hefty profit.
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Re: Serious Sam 4 Trailer
Jul 11, 2020, 16:42
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Re: Serious Sam 4 Trailer Jul 11, 2020, 16:42
Jul 11, 2020, 16:42
 
You watch something like this and it makes you wanna check your calendar to see what year it is... It looks EXACTLY like Serious Sam 3. What the fuck have they been doing this whole decade?
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Re: Persona 4 Golden Sells 500K
Jul 11, 2020, 15:50
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Re: Persona 4 Golden Sells 500K Jul 11, 2020, 15:50
Jul 11, 2020, 15:50
 
Everyone seems to think there's an actual exclusivity deal with P5 and it'd be on every platform by now otherwise, but who knows. Regardless, I'm glad they did this one because the only way to play it before was on a stupid Vita.
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Re: New GeForce Drivers and Death Stranding Bundle
Jul 9, 2020, 20:54
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Re: New GeForce Drivers and Death Stranding Bundle Jul 9, 2020, 20:54
Jul 9, 2020, 20:54
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 9, 2020, 16:56:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 9, 2020, 12:29:
Only 561.45 MB for.. a graphics card driver.. phew.

It's also the Audio Drivers and the PsyX.

It used to be 1/4-1/3 the size when you could get just the English version, but now they only do a global package that includes all their supported languages.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 9, 2020, 14:40
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 9, 2020, 14:40
Jul 9, 2020, 14:40
 
It's the stock market, where everything's made up and the points don't matter. As the article mentions, Intel's annual revenues are 6x NVIDIA's, so what does it really matter where the gamblers are placing their bets lately?
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Re: Another Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Video Leak
Jul 9, 2020, 03:50
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Re: Another Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Video Leak Jul 9, 2020, 03:50
Jul 9, 2020, 03:50
 
gilly775 wrote on Jul 8, 2020, 14:33:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 8, 2020, 13:13:
Watched it and...meh. Damage sponge boss with circle, attack, fade, repeat.

The game mechanics are beyond stale at this point.

Well the series is pretty much known for that. Are you looking for combat like Kingdom Come Deliverance?

Even that game has some similar boss fights, though. I remember that fucker you fight in the attic of a little chapel or whatever it was, after you lay siege to that bandit stronghold... If you aren't proficient in dodging and counter-attacking by that point, you will be after dying repeatedly there for a while.

It's still a silly complaint to lodge at any particular game, though, 'cause what else could a boss fight be? If it's to be an encounter more meaningful than the rest of the random mobs you plow through with as little as one hit, it has to last longer, which means more HP and/or a scripted sequence where they're invulnerable except under specific conditions. And if you break it down, 99% of all bosses in all games have been that way for 30+ years, since Mario had to jump on the big koopa three times in a row. To say that's stale is to say that the very idea of having bosses at all is stale.
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Re: Get Watch Dogs 2 Free for Watching Ubisoft Forward
Jul 7, 2020, 10:02
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Re: Get Watch Dogs 2 Free for Watching Ubisoft Forward Jul 7, 2020, 10:02
Jul 7, 2020, 10:02
 
Slick wrote on Jul 7, 2020, 08:01:
Don't know why this idea hasn't caught on more... Sure in like Dark Souls or Death Stranding you can see where other players have been, what they've done, warnings/signs giving you tips on what's ahead... but you can't directly interact with players.

The Souls games invented this style of invading other players' sessions, what are you on about? There's nothing indirect about a big, red, flashing message going across your screen and then getting your ass handed to you in a one-on-one duel (if they're nice and don't just gank you while you're busy fighting NPCs).
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 6, 2020, 22:33
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 6, 2020, 22:33
Jul 6, 2020, 22:33
 
TheBigVlad wrote on Jul 6, 2020, 19:38:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 6, 2020, 15:18:
What's the controversy? The dual protagonists that you're forced to play as? The death of a popular character?

These are the same questions I've been asking myself while playing through the game. I'm enjoying it quite a bit and I think I've got maybe an hour or two left before the end. I've yet to encounter anything that I would have imagined causing this kind of controversy. It just seems like a... normal zombie apocalypse game. I'm glad we get to play as the protagonist character for a little bit to give her perspective. I've read a lot of people just hating on her looks, like women with muscles don't exist or something. When I'm done with the game, it will be interesting to go back and read the leaks from prior to the game's release (I managed to avoid them) because I'm just really confused at all the controversy that this game has generated.

Playing through it, I assumed the gender-bending and non-hetero primary characters was a lot of it, yeah. But also, turns out there really are a lot of fucking losers out there who are just like "I played the first game 10/20/50 times and am not happy that the sequel turned out differently than I thought it would!" For some of them, just the fact that Joel dies and isn't playable again completely ruins it in hour one, or that you see the story play out from different angles and are made to question the actions carried out on both sides results in more ethical dilemma than they care to handle. No opinion on the content of the narrative can take away from how well it's presented, though, the game is just so fucking detailed in all aspects, it's insanely good. I won't say more because I'm not sure if you're actually near the end of it, or merely think you are.
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Re: Shadow Warrior 3 Announced
Jul 6, 2020, 19:34
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Re: Shadow Warrior 3 Announced Jul 6, 2020, 19:34
Jul 6, 2020, 19:34
 
They had a good idea with making weapons a one-time, permanent unlock so you could use whatever you wanted, but yeah, the orb system SUCKED. I loved that they tried going the ARPG route, but if they continue with it they need to drastically improve the ratio of fun to grind.
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Re: Diablo III Season 21 Live
Jul 4, 2020, 23:05
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Re: Diablo III Season 21 Live Jul 4, 2020, 23:05
Jul 4, 2020, 23:05
 
It's ever more ridiculous that they haven't come up with any significant new rewards for this (21 makes seven full rotations of that same fucking armor skin, doesn't it?), but good call on the new DH set... I'll reinstall again just to try that out.
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Re: PC Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Next Month
Jul 3, 2020, 20:34
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Re: PC Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Next Month Jul 3, 2020, 20:34
Jul 3, 2020, 20:34
 
necrosis wrote on Jul 3, 2020, 20:01:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 3, 2020, 19:33:
necrosis wrote on Jul 3, 2020, 19:09:
$20 on PS4 but $50$ on PC. For a 3+ year old game.

Then go play it on a PS4. Your entitlement to assume that all the time and expense it took the developers to port it over to PC to then sell it on Steam for $20 minus Valve's 30% is foolish. I own it on PS4 but as far as I see it, this is a new game for PC gamers.

Its the same assets. Same story. 99.99% of the game is already done! Why do we have to pay an extra $20 for a old game? PC users getting screwed over just like when PC games jumped to $60 for no damned reason other than "well we milked the console users for an extra $10 why not the PC users too!".

No reason, really? Ever heard of inflation? They bumped the price to $60 on consoles at about the right time, count yourself lucky you skated by on that discount for as long as you did, 'cause it should have been $70 by then. Hope you're enjoying how the industry evolved to rely on "alternate revenue streams" to make up the difference, though.
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Re: Hyper Scape Announced
Jul 2, 2020, 17:32
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Re: Hyper Scape Announced Jul 2, 2020, 17:32
Jul 2, 2020, 17:32
 
Shit, I just finished TLOU2 last night/this morning... I'll move on to the next one, but it's gonna take a couple days to get over how good that was.
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Re: Crucible Reverting to Closed Beta
Jun 30, 2020, 22:07
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Re: Crucible Reverting to Closed Beta Jun 30, 2020, 22:07
Jun 30, 2020, 22:07
 
Wow.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jun 29, 2020, 10:55
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 29, 2020, 10:55
Jun 29, 2020, 10:55
 
Uh, maybe if you're talking about 100 of something, then 1% vs. 2% wouldn't be very significant. But Steam has like 100 million active users and over a BILLION registered accounts, so the total represented base here is somewhere between 9 and 10 figures...
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Re: Dying Light Hellraid DLC Beta Access with Preorders
Jun 26, 2020, 19:32
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Re: Dying Light Hellraid DLC Beta Access with Preorders Jun 26, 2020, 19:32
Jun 26, 2020, 19:32
 
I wonder if this is just salvaging what little development they did on Hellraid before they put it to rest for good, or they're trying to prove to someone that people still want it... Either way, it looks like the chunkiest DLC Dying Light will get other than the expansion, so I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: On Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing
Jun 26, 2020, 18:41
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Re: On Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing Jun 26, 2020, 18:41
Jun 26, 2020, 18:41
 
Calling a $340 component entry-level is on the #PCMR entrance exam, for sure.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 26, 2020, 12:05
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2020, 12:05
Jun 26, 2020, 12:05
 
My little tip for flying, stinging pests is a fly swatter. Fuck 'em.
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