Withanx

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  1. This was clearly a wrap up year for the current console generation. I don't think it was bad if that's taken into account. A lot of the stuff in the works aren't going to be announced until we see the new consoles. There were some good things going on, however. Microsoft had some interesting stuff. Blair Witch was unexpected and looks pretty good and it was nice to finally see something for Fallen Order. Not a lot of "new" stuff, even among the indie stuff. Like I'd seen gameplay for 12 minutes a long time ago but it looks a bit cleaner now. Bethesda was a bit Meh. Nothing really new. Deathloop and Ghostwire are intriguing, but I'm not really hyped for them yet without knowing more. Nice Doom gameplay, but I was going to play that anyway. Ubisoft was also underwhelming, but I wasn't expecting much. Watch Dogs Legion looks interesting, but such a massive concept is going to require some serious proof of viability over the entire game length. But honestly the rest of the conference was mostly Tom Clancy clone games, of which I only really play The Division. Gods & Monsters was the only thing that really interested me, but they showed basically nothing and was a weird way to end the conference. This is a shame, because I know Ubisoft is capable of publishing some great games that's aren't their big tentpole games. Square Enix was honestly not exciting. A lot of iterations on existing properties. FFVII remake looks like fun, but I'm not sure I want that game broken up into parts. And I was not at all into the Avengers reveal. It felt really outdated and just weird, but I'll have to wait for actual game play. Nintendo may be considered to win because they do just what Nintendo fans want them to do. Older games on the Switch (I really don't understand that). Pokemon (woohoo?). Animal crossing (delayed). I mean, I guess Nintendo fans were satisfied, but I can't remember the last time Nintendo wowed me with anything. Then they pulled a Metroid Prime 4 with Zelda. Tell you they're working on something but that could be years and years away, but people jump on it anyway like it's some big shock that it's happening. 

     

    Like I said, I think this was just a tough year because all the big Games aren't going to be announced in the last year of a console generation, IMO. So anyone expecting more was probably not being realistic. So I'd say the conference met my expectations which weren't all that high. 

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  2. I am using my game swap. I swapped out Sound Shapes for Batman: The Telltale Series. I didn't realize Sound Shapes had so much DLC that I don't own and don't plan to get. My list is now as follows (I also updated my original post):

    • Fez - 23% (completed June 1)
    • Game of Thrones - 21%
    • Until Dawn - 20%
    • Axiom Verge - 4%
    • Headlander - 12%
    • The Talos Principle - 5%
    • Odin Sphere - Leifthrasir - 12%
    • Batman: The Telltale Series - 0%
    • Neon Chrome - 10%
    • Salt and Sanctuary - 7%
    • Knack - 5%
    • Astro Bot - 4%
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    • Fez - 23% > 100% (completed June 1)
    • Game of Thrones - 21%
    • Until Dawn - 20%
    • Axiom Verge - 4%
    • Headlander - 12%
    • The Talos Principle - 5% > 10%
    • Odin Sphere - Leifthrasir - 12%
    • Sound Shapes - 0%
    • Neon Chrome - 10%
    • Salt and Sanctuary - 7%
    • Knack - 5%
    • Astro Bot - 4%

    Finished Fez. I totally had to use a walkthrough the negative cubes or I wouldn't have ever finished this game. It's a fun puzzler, but some of the harder stuff was so insane that I just didn't want to pour the time into it.

     

    The I restarted The Talos Principle. I'm going to avoid using a walkthrough for individual puzzles until I start going for stars which I've heard are insane. Got though Area A last night and actually got a friend to play with me so we are playing at the same time. This game tests your ability to think outside the box that makes these puzzles far more interesting to solve than Fez, IMO. Very reminiscent of my all time favorite puzzler, The Witness. 

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  3. It’s not horrible. It’s very similar to Dark Souls if you are into those games. However, I’ve tried playing it twice and just couldn’t get into it past 5 hours or so. It’s got pretty solid mechanics and is different enough from Dark Souls to be an interesting game. But unlike with Dark souls, every time I died I was more annoyed than anything else. And the frame rate (on a PS4 Pro) was more detrimental to this game and I don’t normally care about frame rate. Their later game, The Surge, was much more well executed. This one was just too bland for my taste. 

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  4. This looks like fun. I'll give it a shot. 

     

    • Fez - 23% (completed June 1)
    • Game of Thrones - 21%
    • Until Dawn - 20%
    • Axiom Verge - 4%
    • Headlander - 12% (completed June 9)
    • The Talos Principle - 5%
    • Odin Sphere - Leifthrasir - 12%
    • Batman: The Telltale Series - 0%
    • Neon Chrome - 10%
    • Salt and Sanctuary - 7%
    • Knack - 5%
    • Astro Bot - 4%

    This may be a bit ambitious, but it would sure be nice to have these crossed off my list. 

     

    Edit: I replaced Sound Shapes with Batman: The Telltale Series. I didn't realize Sound Shapes has so much DLC that I don't own.

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  5. Assassin's Creed: Origins. I really liked the game, but the trophy that made you complete all locations made me stop playing the game and come back to it. Don't quote me on this, but there are something like 400+ locations to find. When playing the story I would take time to complete all locations I encountered between story beats, but eventually it just made everything a slog. 

     

    Second place though would be The Order: 1886. The platinum was done in a day, but the game is so boring. 

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  6. I would like to hit 50. It's a modest goal, but sticking with any game long enough for the platinum it tough since I like to play new games as much as possible and game time is limited. But I may be out from work for 4-6 weeks in a couple of months so I may get a boost. I'm actually more interested in my overall ranking on the site and I'd like to make it to the top 1% this year. I'm very close. 

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  7. On 4/25/2019 at 8:33 AM, KingGuy420 said:

    There's one review there where a guy gave it a 30 because he personally found it boring. He knocked 70 points off for a completely subjective fault. I seriously fucking hate the modern review systems.

     

    The day I let someone else tell me whether I like a game or not is the day I end it all lol.

    He's telling you he did not like the game. Not whether you would like it. All reviews are subjective. The problem is people reading the reviews have usually already made up their minds and if the review doesn't conform to that it's the reviewers fault. Reviews are to help you make an informed decision, not make a decision for you. 

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  8. On paper, Mass Effect should be totally up my alley. I like RPGs and I loooove Science Fiction. I started by trying to play Mass Effect 2 but I can't remember why I didn't start with 1. I was underwhelmed. I couldn't even tell you what the story was. I remember it feeling like maybe I was just missing the story from the first one and I got maybe halfway through and stopped playing. Plus I was used to much tighter gunplay. A little while back Mass Effect 1 came to Xbox backwards compatibility so I decided to give it a try. That game did not age well. Battle is super clunky, and I've heard people say it's about the story, but the battle happens a lot and is as much a part of it as the story. Plus the story is just buried under a multitude of conversations that felt interminable. I didn't really care what people had to say, and going back to each and every person after you completed and action felt more like a chore than anything else. What I think is that people who started with 1 when it first came out were treated to something relatively unique and so they latched on to it and remember it and replay it with a lot of nostalgia propping it up. Because I don't see how 2 was much better based on my experience. So I think you had to have come in at the beginning to really appreciate it, I guess. Maybe I'm way off here, but I just couldn't get into the games as much as I wanted to. 

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  9. Seriously, if you assume 10-15 minutes per match, which seems accurate based on what I've seen, that's 333 - 500 hours of playing. That's pretty optimistic for an asymmetrical multiplayer game, a genre that hasn't had a lot of success keeping a player base. 

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  10. I only have 7 ultra rare trophies. 6 of them are from two games: Super Meat Boy and Velocity 2X, and the Super Meat Boy ones are both Bronze. The Meat Boy ones are basically about replaying levels until you master them. I've not beaten either World, but I would replay levels until I got an A+ and collected the bandages. Not too bad Depending on how much you like really fast and tight platforming. The Velocity 2X ones weren't too bad. They are all about learning the levels and then replaying them until you get all the collectibles and get a good time and good score. If you get perfect on 25 levels that is an Ultra Rare trophy. It's hard, but the levels are fun and learning them is satisfying. My 7th trophy is from the Bidiots game of the Jack Box Party Pack 2. It's a trophy you can manipulate for getting over $4,000 in an auction. So that's the easiest that I got just playing the game with friends. It's like the least fun of the games, so people probably just don't play it hence Ultra Rare.

    6 hours ago, brosephstalin3fm said:

     

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