KindaSabbath

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  1. So with the recent buzz around the new Hitman games... With Mrs Sabbath and the little Sabbaths asking what I would like to put on my Christmas list, I'm very tempted to pick one of these. Thanks to - quite a few people on here but just to name two in particular @YaManSmevz and @DrBloodmoney - for putting the games on my radar! 

     

    Honestly though, which one would I request? The overall structure is a tad confusing. From what I've read - the Deluxe Edition of Hitman 3 should give me access to the full trilogy? If going the Deluxe Edition route into the newer games - is it entirely and fully "completeable" - I've read conflicting things.

    1. KindaSabbath

      KindaSabbath

      @DrBloodmoney thanks bud. That's definitely what I'll do then. Handy I'll only need the one game and it's trophy list to tackle. Yet still get to start from the first.

       

      @Deceptrox appreciate it! Unfortunately I don't have anything Hitman related from PS+ as I've not been on the platform for long and I haven't always been a subscriber. 

       

      I had a read through the game description and a look in the respective forum for each game but in all honesty - I ended up more confused than I was to begin with lol. Think I've got a better grasp of it now though! 

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  2. So with the recent buzz around the new Hitman games... With Mrs Sabbath and the little Sabbaths asking what I would like to put on my Christmas list, I'm very tempted to pick one of these. Thanks to - quite a few people on here but just to name two in particular @YaManSmevz and @DrBloodmoney - for putting the games on my radar! 

     

    Honestly though, which one would I request? The overall structure is a tad confusing. From what I've read - the Deluxe Edition of Hitman 3 should give me access to the full trilogy? If going the Deluxe Edition route into the newer games - is it entirely and fully "completeable" - I've read conflicting things.

    1. KindaSabbath

      KindaSabbath

      Okay cool, I think I understand 😂

       

      So - I can definitely experience all content in 3? Complete all trophies and play all 3 games in the same game/list? I just need to purchase the legacy packs separately.

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  3. So with the recent buzz around the new Hitman games... With Mrs Sabbath and the little Sabbaths asking what I would like to put on my Christmas list, I'm very tempted to pick one of these. Thanks to - quite a few people on here but just to name two in particular @YaManSmevz and @DrBloodmoney - for putting the games on my radar! 

     

    Honestly though, which one would I request? The overall structure is a tad confusing. From what I've read - the Deluxe Edition of Hitman 3 should give me access to the full trilogy? If going the Deluxe Edition route into the newer games - is it entirely and fully "completeable" - I've read conflicting things.

    1. KindaSabbath

      KindaSabbath

      Ahh nice! Thanks dude. The most Deluxe of editions will be added to the Crimbo list then!

       

      I'm after all content regardless if trophy related or not, so I'll deffo grab the Patent Zero campaign. 

       

      Just to be sure; Hitman 3 Super Massive Deluxe Edition, should give me everything I need in one place - after faffing about getting it all downloaded - with the exception maybe of one none trophy related expansion but I should be able to then fully experience and complete Hitman 1-3 all in the one game/same trophy list?

       

      Missed the two replies while typing. It baffles me how confusing it is with how the games have been released 😂

       

      So, to experience and complete the new trilogy - it would be better to get the Deluxe version for each game separately then? I read somewhere there are plans to shut some servers off at some point. Was hoping to bypass this by going straight for the latest release and hopefully still having access to the prior two games.

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    Finished up the base game trophies last night (Well, actually, this morning, since the game - rather rudely - refused to let me go to bed, thus necessitating my second coffee this morning 😂)

     

    It's funny - I was not really a part of all the chat about the Trials games a while back from my Checklist Brethren over on @KindaSabbath's spot, as those didn't really seem like my kind of games...

    ...but I think the inclusion of the Shift Goals / Time Goals in each puzzle of Quantum Conundrum gave me my own, "Puzzle Game Enthusiast" version of some of that same feeling... (probably easier though - not getting crazy here) 😂

     

    Running each puzzle over and over, finding ways to shave a shift away, or a half-second off the final time isn't something I would have immediately thought would appeal in a Portal-Style Puzzler, but in this case, I really, really enjoyed it - it felt like it turned each single puzzle room into 3 separate ones - a base one, a max-speed one, and a max-efficiency one, each with their own clever nuances and solutions!

     

    Plus, as a bonus, the game finally contained a trophy rare enough to de-gentrify my "Rarest Trophies" cabinet - and make it look like I've played more than just Invisible Inc! 😂

     

     

    Still got the DLC to do, but if it measures up to the base game, this is shaping up to be a good candidate for the "Why Did I Leave This So Long? Award" for 2021 😄

     

    1. KindaSabbath

      KindaSabbath

      Damn, I'm all out of rep for the day already!

       

      Bro, my hands are fucked from years of lifting heavy weights. Do you have large hands? I find PlayStation controllers quite small but purchasing some thumbstick extenders help tremendously with finer adjustments. Maybe worth thinking about?

       

      As for Thumper - it takes a minute to click for anyone I'd imagine. You have to adapt to the speed that the game is throwing things at you before you realise you actually have way more time than you thought. The speed ramps up as you progress through the levels which is actually a good thing - progressive overload of sorts? But, again, once you adapt you realise you still have more time than you thought. Earlier levels become a breeze and laterr levels too - through memorisation and repetition of similar segments throughout the game.

       

      I hear you with twitchy shooters like CoD - longer sticks would definitely help there. I wouldn't say Trials is twitchy but you do need to flick the analogue stick left to right somewhat fast at times. Most players roll the sticks though - an observation I made through watching replays.

       

      I think Trials heavily rewards those who like to solve puzzles and someone who enjoys a good old think, such as yourself.

       

      As for shakes under pressure - as someone who has played at a decent level competitively, that's unavoidable until you have enough exposure in those situations for the pressure to ease up. In any game, I guess.

       

       

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    Finished up the base game trophies last night (Well, actually, this morning, since the game - rather rudely - refused to let me go to bed, thus necessitating my second coffee this morning 😂)

     

    It's funny - I was not really a part of all the chat about the Trials games a while back from my Checklist Brethren over on @KindaSabbath's spot, as those didn't really seem like my kind of games...

    ...but I think the inclusion of the Shift Goals / Time Goals in each puzzle of Quantum Conundrum gave me my own, "Puzzle Game Enthusiast" version of some of that same feeling... (probably easier though - not getting crazy here) 😂

     

    Running each puzzle over and over, finding ways to shave a shift away, or a half-second off the final time isn't something I would have immediately thought would appeal in a Portal-Style Puzzler, but in this case, I really, really enjoyed it - it felt like it turned each single puzzle room into 3 separate ones - a base one, a max-speed one, and a max-efficiency one, each with their own clever nuances and solutions!

     

    Plus, as a bonus, the game finally contained a trophy rare enough to de-gentrify my "Rarest Trophies" cabinet - and make it look like I've played more than just Invisible Inc! 😂

     

     

    Still got the DLC to do, but if it measures up to the base game, this is shaping up to be a good candidate for the "Why Did I Leave This So Long? Award" for 2021 😄

     

    1. KindaSabbath

      KindaSabbath

      I would say they have heavy puzzle elements. So for example; you learn specific techniques to beat specific obstacles. It's all about muscle memory so that you can pull off these techniques quickly - memorisation and proper planning for the obstacles ahead. 

       

      As for lightning reflexes - I'm sure they help and mine have always been relatively quick, but... imo quick reflexes are mostly useful in an RNG heavy setting. Take Thumper for example - many would watch some gameplay and think you would have to be cracked out of your mind to react that fast. In reality it's more down to memorisation and being aware of your surroundings, listening out for the audio cues for upcoming obstacles and just remembering the segment you're playing, through trial and error. Quick reflexes come in handy only if you forget what's coming and need to make a quick save - In both Trials and in Thumper. I'd argue its likely the case in any fast paced game, without RNG where levels stay the same and you can build your skills through repetition.

       

      I think you would beat both Trials games and have a blast doing so. I'd live in your thread and be available for anything you need, also 😁

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    Finished up the base game trophies last night (Well, actually, this morning, since the game - rather rudely - refused to let me go to bed, thus necessitating my second coffee this morning 😂)

     

    It's funny - I was not really a part of all the chat about the Trials games a while back from my Checklist Brethren over on @KindaSabbath's spot, as those didn't really seem like my kind of games...

    ...but I think the inclusion of the Shift Goals / Time Goals in each puzzle of Quantum Conundrum gave me my own, "Puzzle Game Enthusiast" version of some of that same feeling... (probably easier though - not getting crazy here) 😂

     

    Running each puzzle over and over, finding ways to shave a shift away, or a half-second off the final time isn't something I would have immediately thought would appeal in a Portal-Style Puzzler, but in this case, I really, really enjoyed it - it felt like it turned each single puzzle room into 3 separate ones - a base one, a max-speed one, and a max-efficiency one, each with their own clever nuances and solutions!

     

    Plus, as a bonus, the game finally contained a trophy rare enough to de-gentrify my "Rarest Trophies" cabinet - and make it look like I've played more than just Invisible Inc! 😂

     

     

    Still got the DLC to do, but if it measures up to the base game, this is shaping up to be a good candidate for the "Why Did I Leave This So Long? Award" for 2021 😄

     

    1. KindaSabbath

      KindaSabbath

      Sounds like a Trials player in the making to me? Could a Trials game make your "Why Did I Leave This So Long? Award" for 2022 😁

      Glad you had fun with this one though buddy - it sounds pretty rad!

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  7. Limbo - 💯achieved!

    Superb little game. Really enjoyed my time with this one! No cutscenes, no bullshit - just straight up atmosphere and gameplay. Buckets of creativity with the puzzles, too. Fact is - most puzzles are trying to kill you, which just adds to the overall awesomeness 👌

     

    I decided to do: a blind playthrough, followed by a collectibles run and then the No Point in Dying run - sub 5 deaths. The sub 5 death run took me 2 attempts, I believe. Bonus is, it took me just under an hour so I was able to capture it. 

     

    What a little gem 💎 - such a good game.

  8. Limbo - 💯achieved!

    Superb little game. Really enjoyed my time with this one! No cutscenes, no bullshit - just straight up atmosphere and gameplay. Buckets of creativity with the puzzles, too. Fact is - most puzzles are trying to kill you, which just adds to the overall awesomeness 👌

     

    I decided to do: a blind playthrough, followed by a collectibles run and then the No Point in Dying run - sub 5 deaths. The sub 5 death run took me 2 attempts, I believe. Bonus is, it took me just under an hour so I was able to capture it. 

     

    What a little gem 💎 - such a good game.

    1. KindaSabbath

      KindaSabbath

      Thanks Doc! Little Nightmares left me thirsty for more. Now yeah, Limbo is definitely it's own flavour, but, it has strong similarities that quench that thirst. @popnheart I actually highly recommend this game to you, for these very reasons. 

       

      Dude, at the section you mention - my neighbour knocked the door wanting to borrow my food-scales! Just as I was about to make the final jump in the game. I had to pause the game and break my flow 😂... Luckily I was only on 1 death but I did net myself a second once I resumed.

       

      As for the recommendations; I have Inside installed and I may start it tonight! I've never heard of The Swapper but I need more of these type of games in my life! I'll give it a little search now. So appreciate that!

       

      I've still got the PS5 upgrade for  Little Nightmares II to play through! Im thinking about playing Very Little Nightmares - thus breaking my no mobile games rule 🤣

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  9. Trials of the Blood Dragon

    It was a short game, but holy shit it felt like an eternity. I knew this game would not be a worthy Trials game, so that probably helped with avoiding getting frustrated and disappointed. 

     

    But it's not only a bad Trials game... It's a horrible game in general. Wonky physics and gimmicky gameplay mechanics, and that from a studio that usually knows how to implement satisfying gameplay... 🤔

     

    What a piece of trash. And while I am happy to have completed all Trials games available on Playstation, I'm even more happy to be done with this garbage 😂

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      KindaSabbath

      What??? No replays... It sounds nothing like a Trials game 😂

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  10. Trials of the Blood Dragon

    It was a short game, but holy shit it felt like an eternity. I knew this game would not be a worthy Trials game, so that probably helped with avoiding getting frustrated and disappointed. 

     

    But it's not only a bad Trials game... It's a horrible game in general. Wonky physics and gimmicky gameplay mechanics, and that from a studio that usually knows how to implement satisfying gameplay... 🤔

     

    What a piece of trash. And while I am happy to have completed all Trials games available on Playstation, I'm even more happy to be done with this garbage 😂

    1. KindaSabbath

      KindaSabbath

      Sort of dreading it now 😂

      Congrats on completing the trio! 💪

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  11. It is baffling to me that the developers behind the tightest and most satisfying controls I have ever had the pleasure to experience (Trials Fusion / Rising) is also responsible for the shittiest, most frustrating and infuriating platforming controls I have ever come accross (Trials of the Blood Dragon).

     

    What the hell is this piece of crap of a game 😂

    1. KindaSabbath

      KindaSabbath

      Damn, it really is terrible huh? I may knock this out sooner rather than later. To be fair, you've smashed it out really fast dude. Atleast it's not loooong

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  12. It is baffling to me that the developers behind the tightest and most satisfying controls I have ever had the pleasure to experience (Trials Fusion / Rising) is also responsible for the shittiest, most frustrating and infuriating platforming controls I have ever come accross (Trials of the Blood Dragon).

     

    What the hell is this piece of crap of a game 😂

    1. KindaSabbath

      KindaSabbath

      Maybe there's a smaller team, within the team - who designed rubbish such as: goal line technology, afterburner, speedcuber and TotBD... 😂

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