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  1. Random question:  If you're playing a longer single player campaign game... lets say something open world, 50+ hours, etc... would you take breaks from it if you find yourself interested in other, shorter games?  Or would you stick with the longer game to the end before starting another game?

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    2. Spaz


      I typically hate the format of open world games. I’m just sick of the formula and having to do a checklist of shit just to say you’ve done everything on the open world map. 


      I got enough open world games to not care about any new open world game coming out. 


      Days Gone looks to be more of the same shit I’ve done countless times in other games.

    3. DamagingRob


      What @skateak said. Feel like if I leave something, I may never get back to it. 

    4. PooPooBlast


      @DamagingRob except for FFXV :awesome:. It's the game that keeps on giving. 


      But yea pretty much the same. I tend to play a game continuously until completion. I obviously get times to take a break where I would either just take a break from gaming all together or play a game that I already completed such as Tekken 7



      I obviously get the feeling of taking a break from time to time* (edit)

  2. Anyone here in the Dreams early access?


    I'm vaguely interested since buying early access gets you the full game on release, and I could see myself having some fun messing around with the games people create.  Even if it's just a beta or whatever.


    In the early access, are the community features available?  Can you play other peoples creations?

    1. SaltyCat


      You can play other peoples creations and listen to all the sounds and music people made, you can also follow the people and like their stuff, also share stuff with others, like send the creation that you played to someone else

  3. I can't remember a time before I got tired... 😑


    I'm not even kidding. xD  I feel so tired, all the time.  I definitely don't get enough sleep.  The blame in which falls somewhere between self-inflicted (staying up too late knowing I need to be up early) and work-related (needing to be up around 6am most days including weekends and holidays).  Either way, it's been going on for years.  I can't even remember what it was like to not be this tired all the time.


    I'm not complaining persay... hours aside it's an easy job, decent money and in my career field.  I'm actually quite happy here when I'm not a paranoid mess about things.


    I'm just freakin' tired. 😑

    1. Cobby


      Welcome to adulthood :) 



      A few more years that body will ache just trying to get out of bed or cold winter nights....aging sucks.

      Maybe try some vitamins, you may be mussing something.

  4. Keep playing Days Gone... or take a break and play A Plague Tale: Innocence?


    Dropping games halfway is a habit of mine that I'd really like to break... but it's been a while since I played a game with a really good story.  Which I hear is one of A Plague Tales best qualities, and I haven't really been blown away by Days Gone's story so far.

  5. Standard PS4 Slim ... I definitely get the frame drops and late texture/object rendering. I have never fallen through the ground though. While it's a shame to see a first party PS4 exclusive not use the hardware well enough, especially as I jump to a multi-platform open world game like Red Dead Redemption 2 that looks ten times better and runs ten times better... Days Gone isn't unplayable or anything. For me at least. Bend Studio just isn't quite on the level of other first party devs (Naughty Dog, Santa Monica, Insomniac, etc) or the higher tier of third party devs like Rockstar. Not all games and dev studios are built equally.
  6. So I like to take walks on my lunch break at work since there are little neighborhoods and lots of sidewalks nearby, and I have a FitBit with little step challenges that I do with my coworkers.


    It rained a lot this morning, so it seems like half the houses I walk past the sump pumps are working overtime.  In particular this one house where the sump pump is dumping water right next to the houses foundation.  Seems like a poor design.  I kinda look at the sump pump as I walk past the house... alright, no big deal.


    I get like block away from the house and this woman comes out SCREAMING about how I'm a "fucking creep" staring in her "residential window".  Keep in mind, I'm a block away, at the end of my lunch break, and a few feet from the entrance to the office.  So I just keep walking.


    A part of me feels like I should've turned around and explained.  Or I should go over there quick and explain when I leave in an hour or two.  I like taking walks on my lunch break and this is what I'm going to have to put up with?


    Another part of me thinks this girl is obviously an idiot with an axe to grind, and I really shouldn't give a shit.


    What do you all think?

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    2. OhDearDevilRun


      Give her the look.


    3. Dreakon13


      @DaisyVilla102 If you mean at her "residential window"... I didn't even glance at it, and certainly not in it. I looked at the sump pump outlet as I walked by, without stopping, from the sidewalk. (What can I say, I'm curious about sump pumps ever since I got my house lol.)

    4. DaisyVilla102


      I just meant in the general direction of her house, sump pump, window, whatever... looking at any of these things is perfectly innocent, and she was totally in the wrong.

  7. Looks great. I can see that FFXV action-oriented combat messing up the feel of a lot of key battles in the game though. ... maybe "messing up" isn't the right phrase. But dramatically changing them, which probably isn't the easiest to stomach approach for a remake of one of the most beloved games of all time (whether you agree with that or not). I mean, it's difficult enough for people to go into new IP's or sequels with an open mind... no less a remake of a classic where their mind was made up on it 20+ years ago. Personally? I'm going to try my damndest to appreciate this remake for what it is (and not what it isn't). I love FFVII, and I can't wait to see it again through this new lens.
  8. I'll admit, this is a little selfish. I'm in a rut and looking for some ideas of overlooked gems to play... so I'm making a general thread about great game stories to help. What're some games where the story in it absolutely blew you away? Games where you finished it and laid awake for days not able to sleep because a story and/or its ending was just so fascinating/interesting/terrifying/unexpected. Can be any genre, any setting past/present/future/zombie apocalypse/high fantasy, any platform, any gaming era/generation old or new, etc. Preferably games with an actual narrative and not just great atmosphere/lore (ie. Souls games)... but heck, just say whatever you want. Don't let me stop you. The first game that comes to my mind is SOMA. For probably a week or two after finishing it, it was all I could think about. The gameplay itself was pretty hum-drum hide and seek first person horror... but the atmosphere was great and the story... well, it "absolutely blew me away". Right up to the end. It has not only a top notch sci-fi horror premise... but it all unravels/unveils so perfectly. To be honest, I may just end up re-playing SOMA now that it's on my mind. But by all means, offer up your own great game story games... storied games... stories... games? EDIT: Oh, and try to avoid posting spoilers please. Just in case our recommendations encourage others to try some of these amazing games for the first time.
  9. Not sure why Fridays are always so depressing for me.


    You think I'd be happy it's the weekend... but I got home at like 6pm and ended up spending most of the night yesterday working (working on a development project until 12-1am?) off the clock anyways.  Then I woke up at 6am this morning to clean up any hanging overnight processes in the morning as I normally do.


    I didn't work so late last night because I needed to or there's any pressure to put in so many hours.  But just because I'm so gut-wrenchingly upset with myself by the end of the work day/week, for no reason, that I feel like the only way to repent is to spend more time working.


    Honestly, I'm kind of tempted to just log back in and continue with the project... but I feel like I need to force myself to stop and I dunno, play a game or something.  Games just aren't doing it for me lately though.  I feel no repentance playing games.  Or doing most things.

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    2. PooPooBlast


      Oh man I apologize for putting you into this spot or opening a can of worms as you call it but it was very hard for me to just ignore everything you've said when I'm pretty much the same as I am and so I thought I could share a few things that could possibly help.. 


      One thing for certain though is that being resistant to change or very routinely in general will also make it hard for you to get rid of bad habits. 


      Another thing and the last thing I promise! A behaviour is less likely to change if there's little motivation behind it or if perhaps you're not 100% convinced that it needs changing or you feel like there's nothing wrong. I just wanted to offer some leading points to help you not become sad come every friday. 


      Ultimately though I am not a psychologist but being happy or sad is all up to you. What makes us sad and happy is all subjective and it's up to you to make yourself feel one thing over the other. At least you're cognizant of perhaps what's wrong which is the hardest part actually - acknowledgement. It should become relatively easier for you to change (if you want to that is) and if you're always aware of yourself and are able to recognize your emotions.


      I wish you luck!

    3. Dreakon13


      I didn't mean the 'can of worms' in any particularly negative way, just meant it as a disclaimer in case you didn't like anything I was about to reply with. xD  You're good.  I appreciate the back and forth and your insights.

    4. DaivRules


      The activity I suggested is more to quantify the big picture a little bit at a time in writing, then to start to look for patterns. If you keep it all in your head and don’t commit to writing it down so it’s a “thing”, your mind can justify extreme things because it’s picks what to focus on and ignores anything contrary.

  10. There's nothing stopping Microsoft's conference from having some interesting third party announcements likely to impact PS4 gamers as well. Otherwise, Sony dropping out has reduced my interest in E3 greatly. I basically just watched for Sony/Microsoft (but mostly Sony) so I'm at <50% enthusiasm right now. Don't really care about Nintendo (I have a Switch but most of Nintendo's first party stuff is pretty meh to me)... and I'm sure whatever else (Square-Enix, Bethesda, Ubisoft, etc?) will all be pretty by the numbers. I'd be shocked if there was more concrete stuff about Final Fantasy VII Remake at this years E3, but that's probably the only thing out of that second tier of shows that'd pique my interest. EDIT: Now that I think about it, I think I heard something about Limited Run Games having their own show? Now that's something that will probably get me all stirred up.
  11. Awesome game. Played through most of it on the Switch and it scratched all kind of itches as far as tough platformers go. Probably won't get it again, but seeing this makes me want to play the copy I have again.
  12. I can see why Days Gone is getting pretty average reviews.  The framerate dips are noticeable and frustrating... somehow can only go about 3 miles on a full tank of gas... most characters that aren't Deacon or Boozer (so far) feel like insignificant quest givers, even the ones that (through dialog) sound important... and the "lists" of open world filler are piling up.  The map also seems really small, which doesn't give me a ton of hope for variety later in the game.


    That being said, the combat is satisfying.  Which is good, because there's plenty of it.  The freakers are creepy and fun to kill.  The graphics are pretty good, and the characters with even a little detail given to them are interesting.


    TBH I actually kind of like having to maintain and hunt down gas cans for the bike as I explore the world.  Just would like to see the gas mileage be a smidge more balanced/realistic. xD


    So there's potential there and maybe I just need to see the story through... but I'll still probably cart the game back to Gamestop for that full trade in credit deal.  It's not a bad game, but one I think I'll feel better about it when it's all patched up and at a cheaper price in a year or so.

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      @PooPooBlastYeah i spend hours at the hostess clubs and internet cafe...who needs more activites..XD

    3. PooPooBlast


      My favourite achievement in the series:


    4. Dreakon13


      I'm not sure this is a situation where it's okay the map is small because "there's so much quality and detail packed into it".  It's relatively underwhelming in that regard.  Though admittedly I wouldn't approve of some silly large map either.  I was just surprised how much of that map I'd already uncovered in just 3 hours or so of playing... and didn't give me much hope that the game may take me to exciting or interesting new places later on (though I could be wrong).


      When I wrote this status I had just wrapped up a solid session with the game and felt ready to give up on it for a bit, but as the day goes on I find myself interested in turning the game back on and running with it a bit longer.  Maybe I'll just keep it instead of trading it in, and actually play through the rest.  For better or worse.

  13. So I did go through with my plan of getting RDR2 on the Xbox and was running around in RDR Online for quite a while, honestly I think it's pretty cool. Then again, I'm a simple man with simple needs when it comes to this sort of thing.
  14. It's an imperfect science. My general thought is... I'll do my thing, you do your thing, and let the market figure itself out. If too many companies get too greedy, consumers will back away and the industry will suffer (we aren't at this point yet). If companies get lenient and consumers flock to them, they'll be tempted to get greedy. That's how it works, that's how it'll always work. EDIT: Personally, as long as I can afford to, I'll gladly lean towards supporting the industry of this hobby I love. And I'll occasionally get burned. I wouldn't buy "every single game" full price... but I do plenty, I respect that other people choose not to, and I expect others to respect the role we both play in this thing.
  15. This is where previews, reviews, etc and general public opinion become important... to educate yourself and know (as best we can) these sorts of things ahead of time. No matter how much some just want to trust their gut on everything. That being said, the point stands about people demonizing pre-ordering across the board and the short sightedness of advocating for everyone to "wait for sales" to buy their games. If you want to pay bargain bin prices for all of your games, bargain bin games is what you'll get... and no, things could be a lot worse than they are now. Games like RDR2, God of War, Spider-Man, etc... don't happen on indie game prices.