Neef-GT5

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  1. Far more than Covid-19, Sony managed to kill the interest of soooo many people these last years...
  2. The official list is finally out and I must say I really love the artworks - looking forward to seeing them pop on my screen 😉
  3. Correcting my previous message - my mistake, there are only 8 stim cells to find indeed. Didn’t have any issue myself so not sure what to advise... Including the two you start with, so only eight to find as collectibles...
  4. #30 – NieR: Automata Difficulty – 5/10 (the legit way) Difficulty – 3/10 (using the infamous in-game trophy shop) Enjoyment – Through the roof You have to play this game. You have to play this game for its story. Rare are the games to offer such a mirror of our society to glance at, with such depth in the plot and narration, and it’s impossible not to get sometimes lost in thoughts about these machines, becoming more human than humans while fighting an endless war that was never theirs. The story is told via several chapters that can be played through the eyes of different protagonists, so you only get to grasp the full extent of it only after reaching the different endings, and is served by many dialogs between NPCs, archives to uncover and side quests that will add pieces of information to the bigger picture, which truly is a picture to remember. You have to play this game for its soundtrack, simply awesome. This is no coincidence that music is the most praised aspects of this game, as it’s both utterly magnificent and always incredibly fit to the gameplay. There’s a mix of orchestral moves, vocals and electronic sounds that manages to turn any exploration phase or side quest into a memorable moment, and I often found myself marveled as of how a track has suddenly triggered from an in-game dialog – “Become as gods!” – to lead you through a fight in a surreal auditive experience. Anyone who has been through the incredible Simone-the-Opera-singer boss fight will understand what I mean… You have to play this game for its gameplay, precise and nervous. You can feel Platinum games being at work here, proposing an incredible variety of sequences – sword fights, shooter, exploration – with incredible transitions of perspective, from 3D to 2D, from side scrolling to helicopter view. Moreover the story being split between various protagonists – 2B the fighter, 9S the hacker, and the last one I won’t spoil here – leads you to experience some missions in different ways. You have to play this game even though some scandalmonger are not far from the truth in saying it’s by far the best-looking PS2 game ever released. NieR: Automata won’t definitely be remembered as a technical wonder and even though it provides perfectly fluid animations, Platinum Games will have seemingly focused on the constant 60 fps framerate at the detriment of the all rest, rather unequal. Early-PS3 gen graphics, micro-freezes, clipping or poor texture coexist with finely designed characters and very realistic water effects. Anyway, don’t bother buying a state-of-the-art 4K, HDR screen to play it, your old full HD TV will be just fine. But this games achieved something almost unreal to me: I just didn’t care about this. Developers have managed to create a great atmosphere anyway and the overall experience was so damn good that I never felt annoyed by the look of it – my only concern was to find a way to keep playing, sometimes until unreasonable hours of the night for whoever is supposed to work the next morning. You have to play this game that has broken into my videogaming pantheon, now proudly sitting next to the very best games I have ever experienced in my now 30+ years of electronics entertainment. Oh, and by the way, in case the point is not clear… YOU HAVE TO PLAY THIS GAME!!!!!
  5. Guess who was sleeping in the back of the classroom during the math lessons? 🙃
  6. A lot of predictions for Horizon, which is actually quite likely to happen - my brother just bought it on sale... 🙃 Let’s try and see the future of July: - Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  7. This indeed works but I really advise people not to do so (at least for their first playthrough) as it would spoil the pleasure of progressing in this awesome masterpiece of a game... Do it legit, this game is worth your respect and efforts 😉
  8. Yes, you can ;-) Difficulty-specific trophies only relate to the main game, not the DLC. Once you have unlocked them, feel free to lower the difficulty and enjoy both extensions, there’re just as good as the rest of the game, if not better...
  9. #29 - Severed Difficulty – 4/10 Enjoyment – 8/10 Severed is the kind of games that proves that a lot of decent things could have happened on Vita, had Sony really supported it. Hence my not being overly surprised that my favorite Vita games are the ones that have been specifically developed for this machine : Tearaway, and now Severed. This one is a typical Metroidvania with a gameplay entirely based on the Vita touchscreen – you literally slash your way through your enemies. It’s really fun and immersive, as your actually can perfectly aim how you hit enemies, and how hard. And if the first encounters are quite easy, letting your learn the basics, you’ll eventually face tough enemies that will demand you master the gameplay mechanics and keep a cool mind while your fingertip get closer and closer to self-combustion. For the rest, it’s quite classic: explore dungeons, find items and grow your skill tree by using loot severed from the monsters your encounter. The world is rather small and organized in one-screen rooms, very much like the original Legend of Zelda on NES – quite a memory trigger for old-timers like me… Graphics have a very personal touch, simplistic and colorful that contrasts from the fairly dark story and universes, overwhelmed by death. The same goes for the sound design, simple but enjoyable, with well-matched slashing sounds. I can only regret that this game is so short, as I really enjoyed it from start to finish. If you own a Vita, this one is a must-play.
  10. With so many people waiting for this announcement for years, I’m ready to bet there’s been a huge amount of wet pants yesterday evening... 😅
  11. Even though it contains the three first episodes, the ND collection is downloaded as a single game - you can’t split it. So you’ll have to either buy the first episode separately or be patient I’m afraid...
  12. Among all the games listed above there are a lot of excellent ones but I would really recommend The Order: 1886 - a very underrated game in my opinion. An interesting plot served by excellent voice acting and stunning visuals, I really had a great time playing it. The platinum being quite easy is the icing on the cake... If you own a Vita, you may also want to give a try to Severed. It’s one of these few games that really make you realize how great the Vita could have done if Sony had believed in it. Not as easy as you may think tough the platinum remains fairly accessible, but a great and very original experience. Also on Vita and not listed yet, Tearaway proposes several silver trophies and is really worth playing it. Again, one these few games specifically developed for the Vita that will provide a great and really unusual experience. One of my favorite games! Not stackable anymore as servers are now closed, so be careful: death mode is aptly named...
  13. I’m afraid the trophy in question unlocks when reaching 5,000,000 points - so you’re halfway of completing 10% of the requirement... 🙃 Yep, and you didn’t even mention the trophy that demands to complete a stage without taking a single hit. This one is due to be hard as nails too. I’m going to play this game anyway - it just too much tastes like the time when I was young 😁 - but definitely won’t bother with the plat...
  14. Sorry pal, I didn’t read your post any further. But I’m sure it was not worth it...
  15. Expecting a Dark Souls / Dying Light combo, and eventually getting THIS... Is there any word beyond “disappointed” in English?
  16. None. I’d rather see studios developing new games, new concepts, new ideas...
  17. Except that such a move would make absolutely no sense from a business perspective - every PS5 not sold shall offer a potential customer to Microsoft. We’re not talking about some very exclusive machine like the 20th anniversary PS4. The PS5 will drive Sony’s success (or failure) in the console market for the next six to eight years, which is a very competitive one as we all know. Personally, I highly doubt that this information is genuine...
  18. Game is so far scheduled for a release in Q2-2020, i.e. no later than June 30th. If it doesn't get delayed, of course...
  19. Let's be honest, I had never heard the name of the guy but had used his invention soooo many times. And since the very beginning, as it so happens that the very first Game I ever played was Gradius, on NES. Kazuhisa Hashimoto was the "inventor'" of the famous Konami code and passed away on Feb. 25th and with him goes another page of gaming history... RIP https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/27/technology/kazuhisa-hashimoto-died-konami-code-.html
  20. Come on, seriously?!? Don't even feel like imagining what you could have written, had I been German... Anyway, as it seems some people felt my post was rude or offensive (which it was not meant to be) I'll just develop the idea beneath. Anyone who feels like challenging himself has several "tougher than tough" games to consider, with really difficult trophy lists to complete: Super Meat Boy, Sine Mora, Downwell, Crypt of the Necrodancer, etc. These are tough but technically doable for highly skilled (& perseverant) gamers. Attacking Zegeta 2 is different and as far as I can see, it's just a massive troll. Why otherwise isn't there a single player to have earned a single trophy the legit way? Why otherwise isn't there anyone to have actually finished the game? Why otherwise would the devs keep on letting their (rare) customers in the complete fog about trophy requirements? Can't see the fun in it. Nothing less, nothing more. That being said, have a nice day/evening all and good luck in your attempt to conquer the seemingly unconquerable fortress :-)
  21. Ignoring the negative feedbacks, I bought the recent Secret of Mana remaster, hoping I would somehow recover the feelings I had when playing the original one on Super Nintendo as a kid. I just had forgotten that I’m no longer a kid and felt quite disappointed, as predictable... Nostalgia sometimes sucks 😒
  22. For this kind of game you definitely want to focus on framerate more than resolution. But I agree a 1080p/60fps combo is a sheer minimum nowadays for a remaster...
  23. I must confess I’m surprised to see that there are still people actually playing - sorry, trying to play this crappy, trollish joke of a game...
  24. #28 – Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Difficulty = 4/10 Enjoyment = 8/10 I had been expecting this one to be honest – eventually a promising Star Wars game. No multiplayer, no micropayments, no DLC, no bullshit. Just a solo experience with a story worth telling. And all in all, it was worth the time and money indeed. The main positive point is the gameplay, focused on handling a lightsaber and using the Force. The latter is limited to very basic abilities (push, pull and freeze) which is not a problem, as this allows it to serve the fights quite well and maintain a very dynamic gameplay. As for the lightsaber, it relies on an attacking and parrying-based gameplay that works quite well. Special mention to the boss fights, that are for sure the best moments with extremely well executed & actually challenging lightsaber duels. But the best part remains the story. The main protagonist is definitely not a monster of charism but it suits his condition fairly well – an former Padawan, pulled from hiding against his will – and all characters are well written and incarnated. As the plot develops – a plot that perfectly fits into the extended Star Wars universe – I really got more and more involved in it. And that ending! I won’t spoil it here but the final sequence after fighting the last boss really got me. From technical standpoint this is a correct game. Neat graphics and quite fluid animations (I played on PS4 Pro with Performance mode active), a few bugs but nothing dramatic with only a couple of freezes that needed a restart. I started on versions 1.06 and 1.07 and it seems most bugs people mentioned after released have been fixed. I would only regret this game to be fairly short (let’s say 20 to 25 hours to complete the story and explore every inch of every world), with a very limited replay value. And the post-game free roaming is not particularly interesting. But it’s been a very satisfactory experience that I would recommend to anyone enjoying action/adventures games such as Uncharted or Tomb Raider. And if you’re a Star Wars fan in addition, it’s just mandatory you go for it.
  25. To be more specific, this site will only track players whose ID has been updated at least once. That leaves a lot of people that have not, hence this gap you mentioned.