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Re: Warren Spector Developing New IP
Mar 2, 2022, 18:13
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Re: Warren Spector Developing New IP Mar 2, 2022, 18:13
Mar 2, 2022, 18:13
 
Hopefully it's a spiritual successor to the original Deus Ex. Square Enix seems to be letting the IP go to waste since Mankind Divided didn't sell to their expectations.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Mar 2, 2022, 18:07
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Re: Quoteworthy Mar 2, 2022, 18:07
Mar 2, 2022, 18:07
 
Valve has probably had numerous "exciting" games in development for the past decade and nearly all of them went nowhere. I'm not holding my breath for this newest batch.
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Re: Elden Ring Reviews
Feb 24, 2022, 23:23
Re: Elden Ring Reviews Feb 24, 2022, 23:23
Feb 24, 2022, 23:23
 
Frijoles wrote on Feb 24, 2022, 21:12:
How this game is getting "Best game EVAR!" reviews boggles my mind. One of the worst PC ports I've ever seen. Bought it from GMG and can't refund. Bah. No ultrawide support, keyboard support is a joke, the menus are total WTF, stuttering on a 3080 (maybe I shouldn't try to run at ultrawide since it can't even handle wide). And that's just the first 5 minutes.

Reminds me of the Cyberpunk 2077 reviews where many of the reviews were 9+/10 for an utterly unfinished and bug ridden game. Those reviews made it clear to me how hype and high anticipation can cause reviewers to toss all objectivity out the window. Cyberpunk and some other highly reviewed games (GTA) have made me highly skeptical of games that get numerous perfect scores from reviewers.

Now I highly doubt that Elden Ring is a turd like Cyberpunk was, but the game reportedly has serious performance issues across all platforms and for some reason all these reviewers chose not to reflect that in their 10/10 perfect scores for the game. If Digital Foundry is recommending console gamers play the PS4 version of the game on a PS5 in order to get consistent 60 FPS, something is very wrong with the optimization. If PC users are reporting second long freezes in the midst of combat, something is very wrong, especially in a game like this where that usually results in the player character's death. This game does not deserve the perfect reviews it has been receiving simply based on the shitty optimization.
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Re: Elden Ring Reviews
Feb 24, 2022, 07:22
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Re: Elden Ring Reviews Feb 24, 2022, 07:22
Feb 24, 2022, 07:22
 
Jim wrote on Feb 24, 2022, 00:13:
Desalus wrote on Feb 23, 2022, 23:33:
Are the only people that review FromSoftware games the ones that are fans of Souls games? Is there not one person who reviewed Elden Ring game and thought it it wasn't worth playing? I see a lot of people like me in the comments, who really don't enjoy games like this, and yet none of these reviewers reflect these same sentiments.
what you are saying doesn't make sense. if someone does not like this genre, then how can they objectively review the game? For the people that do like the genre, FromSoft have continued to deliver fantastic games.

The problem I have is that most games seem to be reviewed by a mixture of people who are either fans of the genre, who are biased and more willing to look past the shortcomings of the game, and some who just enjoy the game for what it is, who are not as biased and not so forgiving of the shortcomings.
So in the end there are a mixture of reviews from different perspectives. The reviews of Elden Ring just seem like they are entirely from people who are from the former group, who are already dedicated fans of the genre. So many reviews have been perfect scores, and this is not a perfect game. Elden Ring is being reviewed better than the newest Horizons game and I find it really hard to believe that it is objectively a better game. Horizons will appeal to and be enjoyed by many more people than Elden Ring, but somehow Elden Ring is a better game?

It's also difficult for me to mentally separate this entirely from the RPG genre. I expect certain aspects and quality of life features from RPGs that Souls games entirely lack. Fans just find that part of the challenge of the game while I find them huge shortcomings. For instance, one of the reviews of Elden Ring said that the game lacks any sort of journal to keep track of quests, so they ended up forgetting about a lot of quests. They were also saying the story is difficult to understand because the NPCs speak cryptically and there's not much information to understand the story. The reviewer gave Elden Ring 10/10 despite those two complaints. To me a good RPG must have some way of keeping track of quests and it should have an intelligible and interesting story. Lacking those things would mean I would absolutely not be giving the game a perfect score like so many of the reviewers have.

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Re: Elden Ring Reviews
Feb 23, 2022, 23:33
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Re: Elden Ring Reviews Feb 23, 2022, 23:33
Feb 23, 2022, 23:33
 
Are the only people that review FromSoftware games the ones that are fans of Souls games? Is there not one person who reviewed Elden Ring game and thought it it wasn't worth playing? I see a lot of people like me in the comments, who really don't enjoy games like this, and yet none of these reviewers reflect these same sentiments.

I've never understood why these games have been as popular as they have been. I played Dark Souls when it came out on PC and remember being very surprised by the comparatively (in 2012) awful character models, stiff animations, archaic RPG game design, ugly UI, bad graphics, nonexistent story, and punishing gameplay. After numerous attempts at the second boss, having to retread the same area repeatedly just to reach it, and puzzled at how I was even supposed to approach the boss without getting killed in one hit, I decided that was enough for me. I hated my experience so much that I permanently removed the game from my Steam account. It honestly amazes me to this day that a piss poor game like Dark Souls (I can imagine Demon Souls was even worse) gathered such a huge following of fans.

I have too many games to play, to little time, and too little patience for games that are this punishing. I don't understand people who often feel rage, anger, and immense frustration while playing Souls games and yet in the end they still say they thought the game was great and they had really rewarding experience.
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Re: Still More MS/Activision Deal Details
Jan 20, 2022, 13:35
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Re: Still More MS/Activision Deal Details Jan 20, 2022, 13:35
Jan 20, 2022, 13:35
 
Warzone and all already released COD games will remain on PS. COD for 2022 and likely 2023 will also be on PS. COD for 2024+ remains on PS only if there was some contractual agreement between Sony and Activision that Microsoft doesn't want to break.

Sony will be fine without COD. In all likelihood Sony will develop their own FPS to compete with COD. They probably won't be able to churn one out each year, but it will be enough for PS COD fans to remain satisfied. Sony most likely has at least three years to develop a replacement so they should be able to release something that's at least decent.
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Re: Ubisoft Financials Reveal Another Skull and Bones Delay
May 12, 2021, 11:09
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Re: Ubisoft Financials Reveal Another Skull and Bones Delay May 12, 2021, 11:09
May 12, 2021, 11:09
 
After this many delays I'm surprised that the game hasn't been outright canceled.
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Re: Halo Infinite in Autumn 2021
Dec 8, 2020, 22:22
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Re: Halo Infinite in Autumn 2021 Dec 8, 2020, 22:22
Dec 8, 2020, 22:22
 
Wow, this must be in really rough shape to not only miss the Series X & S launch, but to also be delayed for almost an entire year.
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Re: More on Epilepsy and Cyberpunk 2077
Dec 8, 2020, 19:07
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Re: More on Epilepsy and Cyberpunk 2077 Dec 8, 2020, 19:07
Dec 8, 2020, 19:07
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 8, 2020, 18:14:
From what I am reading they literally took the effect pattern of an actual epilepsy testing device and put it as loading sequence for their brain-dive gameplay element.... that sounds to me like either 100% malicious intent, or just super overworked artists who took quick shortcuts without thinking. Either way, that ain't something your average Quality Assurance ever catches...

And by the way, this makes it quite a bit different, even with warning to use the actual pattern of an epilepsy tester is downright horrific. That will trigger epilepsy in nearly EVERYONE susceptible to it and only doctors ever use that, in a controlled test environment.

I hope this is what all the triggered people here are missing. Apparently it is the red and white strobe lights that people with photosensitive epilepsy are very susceptible to. Is it really such a big deal if they just changed the colors to red and black and toned down the strobe effect? Nobody would have known the difference if this is what it was to begin with.
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Re: Gone Gold - Cyberpunk 2077
Oct 5, 2020, 20:31
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Re: Gone Gold - Cyberpunk 2077 Oct 5, 2020, 20:31
Oct 5, 2020, 20:31
 
Praise Jesus! Hallelujah! Cyberpunk 2077 is descending from the clouds!
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Re: Super Lucky's Tale Released
Aug 21, 2020, 21:51
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Re: Super Lucky's Tale Released Aug 21, 2020, 21:51
Aug 21, 2020, 21:51
 
Blue, the game's title has 'New' at the beginning of it. "Super Lucky's Tale" was released December 2017 for Xbox and Windows.

I played the first two stages of "New Super Lucky's Tale" and the game does seem much more polished. I'm not sure how much of the game they have actually remade, but the intro was different, the first hub world is new, and I believe the first two stages are entirely new. I've watched a few trailer videos of this game and the publisher has done a very lackluster job at emphasizing how this game is different from the original. I was assuming it was the original game with a fresh coat of paint, but from what I've played it feels more like a sequel using the same or similar art assets.

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Re: Star Citizen/Squadron 42 and Roadmap Update
Jul 29, 2020, 21:35
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Re: Star Citizen/Squadron 42 and Roadmap Update Jul 29, 2020, 21:35
Jul 29, 2020, 21:35
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 29, 2020, 20:54:
I'm glad they have a roadmap charting the release of the roadmap.

lol, it's so sad. How are they not embarrassed by this? At this point I'd honestly prefer if they went radio silent until they actually had a full product to release or they went bankrupt (I'm not sure which will come first). Then they'd actually have something that was newsworthy to announce.
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Re: Halo: Infinite Criticism Response
Jul 29, 2020, 16:32
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Re: Halo: Infinite Criticism Response Jul 29, 2020, 16:32
Jul 29, 2020, 16:32
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 29, 2020, 13:31:
|RaptoR| wrote on Jul 29, 2020, 12:02:
The older I get, the more I feel disconnected from the mainstream "gamers."

I am 100% there with you.

It's hard for me to understand why some people get so worked up over games, to the point of sending nasty emails or death threats to the developers. These people act as if the devs have personally insulted them or they have literally done them bodily harm. I think the last time I felt genuine anger over the development of a game was back in 2003 when the Deus Ex: Invisible War demo was released. I never sent them a nasty email; I just didn't buy the game.
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Re: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Sells 5M; Getting Free Content in October
Jul 29, 2020, 16:07
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Re: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Sells 5M; Getting Free Content in October Jul 29, 2020, 16:07
Jul 29, 2020, 16:07
 
I want to play this game but I'm afraid of buying it and hating it. It's too bad Activision published it because I've never seen the game on sale for less than $35.
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Re: Grounded Early Access
Jul 28, 2020, 21:23
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Re: Grounded Early Access Jul 28, 2020, 21:23
Jul 28, 2020, 21:23
 
Played the game for 30 minutes because it's on Xbox Game Pass. I completely forgot about their being single player so that was a pleasant surprise. Gameplay seemed much more polished than other games I've played in early access. Seems like it could be a fun survival game to get into with friends. I'm not sure how the single player will pan out, but nonetheless I am looking forward to Obsidian adding more content to it.
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Re: One week later, it looks like Microsoft is already breaking a big promise with Xbox Series
Jul 24, 2020, 18:09
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Re: One week later, it looks like Microsoft is already breaking a big promise with Xbox Series Jul 24, 2020, 18:09
Jul 24, 2020, 18:09
 
My guess is that most of the first party games that are apparently exclusive to Xbox Series X and Windows will not be released within the next year or two. We haven't seen any real gameplay outside of the games that are releasing for both consoles... Halo Infinite, Psychonauts 2, Wasteland 3, Grounded.
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Re: Rocket Arena Blasts Off
Jul 14, 2020, 19:58
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Re: Rocket Arena Blasts Off Jul 14, 2020, 19:58
Jul 14, 2020, 19:58
 
I thought for sure this had to be a free-to-play game. How can EA possibly think that this can compete with other free-to-play games? Or is this going to be another one of those games that is buy-to-play upon release and then is soon converted to free-to-play.

ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jul 14, 2020, 17:04:
I am watching this on Twitch right now.. I am whelmed.
This seems like a F2P mobile game or a game made (mechanically) for an older console.

Whelmed means the same thing as overwhelmed, yet I keep seeing people use it to mean a reaction either between overwhelmed and underwhelmed or just underwhelmed. Where did this incorrect use of the word 'whelmed' start?
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Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Delay and Expansion Announced
Jul 7, 2020, 20:39
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Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Delay and Expansion Announced Jul 7, 2020, 20:39
Jul 7, 2020, 20:39
 
I tried twice to play this game and each time I quickly lost interest. It felt like a single player RPG with the design of an MMORPG (not surprising given the development history of this game). The game was released a few months after Skyrim so it already had outdated design when it was released. It's not like this game sold extremely well when it first came out, so who is even going to be interested in a remaster of an eight year old game for $40+ not to mention a collector's edition for $110? Are they crazy?
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Re: Quantic Steam
Jun 22, 2020, 21:51
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Re: Quantic Steam Jun 22, 2020, 21:51
Jun 22, 2020, 21:51
 
killer_roach wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 20:43:
Missing one game in there - but if you thought Beyond was too weird of gameplay I'm pretty sure you'd about lose it with Omikron.

I didn't list Omikron because, from what I remember, it's pretty different from their later games. It would be at the bottom of the list anyway. Interesting world but the FPS gameplay was one of the worst I've ever played.
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Re: Morning Interviews
Jun 22, 2020, 12:14
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Re: Morning Interviews Jun 22, 2020, 12:14
Jun 22, 2020, 12:14
 
I would love to see a remaster of the original. Still my favorite game after all these years.
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