What are you playing now? (console edition) [2018-2019]

Discussion in 'Console Gaming' started by Rootax, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. London-boy

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    It’s just so over the top amazing. And technically? Wow.
     
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    I had some issues with its pacing and level design (the side mission structure is kind of annoying in its attempt at replay/recycling levels/padding), but hopefully the story is appealing enough for you to get through it to the end. I thought it was refreshing for a number of reasons cathartic, but I'm also quite surprised at how they've managed to turn Wolfenstein into a brooding character arc with a somewhat interesting storyline, and I wonder what they're getting at by continuing with the two timelines.
     
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    I just didn't think it was particularly well designed. Maybe the developers wanted to make a comment on something, but just like with the new order (even worse imo), the fact that the main character is about as resilient as a paper mache doll kinda clashes with the insane amount of hit-scan damage the enemies dish out. Here's a bunch of massive-ass guns ; now go and hide in a corner unless you wanna get torn to shreds in milliseconds. Not a big fan of the level design either. Thanks to the engine it certainly has the feel of Doom. It's just nowhere near as well crafted.
     
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    Some of the levels were a bit weird, I must say. But the humour, the look of the game, and that smooth Doom feel are incredible. The story is completely bonkers but quite funny when you switch your brain off, which I guess is a requirement here.
     
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    I also can't believe some of the graphics that this game is pushing out at such a high framerate. Sure, the levels all tend to be very self-contained, but still it's all very impressive to see. That water is probably the best looking I've seen, and it's all at 60fps!
     
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    Id Tech 6 is truly the bee's knees. There's no game this year I'm anticipating as much as Doom Eternal, and dat engine is definitely a big reason for that. Though to be fair, there was almost nothing coming out this year that truly excited me besides RE2 Remake and Sekiro (which I didn't like that much) and there's really not much on the horizon either besides that new Platinum game for the Switch.
     
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    Thirteen hours in and I've only died three times and each time I never lost more than a few minutes. The game autosaves liberally, certainly every time you cross a zone in any environment and, I think, when you kill/loot anything significant.

    I've never been remotely interested in the FF universe but this game is really working for me. I will look at some of the other games afterwards although I'm not huge on games with lots of grind and turn-based combat.
     
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    That's good. I remember getting killed on the airship fairly early on and then having to redo the entire thing from scratch because of the one manual save point right at the beginning. The dungeons where you got some of the summons worked in a similar fashion iirc.
     
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    The Last of Ass. Good. I'm used to highly scripted games such as Uncharted, but let's see how this one turns out.
     
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    I watched The Last of Ass on pornhub some time ago. Wasn’t great if I’m honest.
     
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    The rim lighting was impressive, though.
     
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    Wh... What?!
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    I didn't know that movie! :confused::lol:

    EDIT: after a quick, curious search, I haven't found it. Are you sure that is the exact wording? I don't want to ASSume things...
     
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    :grin::mrgreen:
    :mrgreen::mrgreen::lol2::lol2::mrgreen:

    playing Gears of Love at the moment.
     
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    Bought GunLord X for the Switch yesterday. It's a Turrican homage some German guys originally made for the Neo Geo and the Dreamcast.

     
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    I had hard time get into it as well. First 10 or so hours I was pretty much just waiting to put the controller down, but after that I've start to like it. I'm not feeling the controls 100% but they are alright, most of the bonus content is a bore fest, but the main story is pretty good and the gameplay in general is good enough. The city looks quite spectacular up high. Felt like a lot of geometry out there :)

    Not sure how much I have left, but I'm definitely past the 50% point. After I'm done with this I'll finally start Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition.
     
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    Despite the largely misused tank I'd take Arkham Knight over Spider-man any day.
     
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    I liked Spider-Man but yeah, the lack of options for tackling missions felt like a missed opportunity in an open world superhero game.
     
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    The $1/3months deal was about to expire (or so MS claims), so I signed up for Gamepass.

    First game I tried was Crackdown 3. No interest in multiplayer, so I only played the campaign. I finished it in five hours. If I played it again, I bet I could do it in 3.5. It's fun, just like the other two. It's just too brief.

    Next up was DMC: Definitive Edition. How in the world did the same studio that made Enslaved, one of my favorite games, create this... thing? Uninstalled about fifteen minutes after gameplay started (lots of cutscenes at the beginning).

    Then Just Cause 4. At least, I think it was Just Cause 4. It was hard to tell. On Xbox One S, it looks like a photoshop blur filter set to maximum. It might be a fun game, but it hurt my eyes to look at it.

    Onward to Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.
     
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    @Riddlewire Also give Quantum Break and Ryse: Son of Rome a shot if you haven't already. I think those are both still on GamePass.
     
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