Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
Loads of cheapo stuff on PSN thingy. Bought Burnout Paradise after eyeing it for a while.
Another AC game gets announced, this time it's in London. Can't wait for the voice acting...
XboxOne seems the big hit in Black Friday deals in the Western world, shifting quite a few units. Wii U does well over on ebay, but that's maybe not so good from Nintendo's point of view. Japans' sales figures continue to be bleak for Microsoft though, with it shifting less than 2,000 units in the latest figures.
Previews of The Crew feature the word 'broken' quite a lot.
Captain Toad is out in the States with a general feeling that it's a pretty nice, more budget title.
Lots of PS1 celebratory activity going on. This limited edition PS4 is pretty nice: http://www.computerandvideogames.com/482043/limited-edition-ps1-style-ps4-console-announced/
Every time that Christmas ad comes on with 'Fly me to the moon' in it, I'm reminded I need to replay Bayonetta 2...
presuming it's the old skool boot-up sound on the PS3?
It gets overused I think. For me, broken is only if you can not further the mission/story you are on.
This has happened to Dragon Age (almost). Bit of a shame because it is still my favourite RPG so far.
Interesting how some sites are changing how they review things now due to first week patches and online servers affecting the finished product so much.
Seen some places now not reviewing things until a fortnight in, others putting a holding review up then updating it, others thinking 'fuck it...' Must be a hard one to call
It must be difficult for editors to choose validity over site clicks/ad rev. Typically MMOs have not been reviewed properly for a few weeks/a month and I think this is relevant to a shit ton of multiplayer focused games.
It seemed largely fine to me apart from server drops and the odd bug. I hoped they'd sorted that in the last beta (last weekend?) though.
if it was all the PS4 workings inside an original Playstation case, with the flip-up disc drive lid and everything. Make it happen Sony.
for all my hand wringing over the adolescent levels of gratuitous violence I find myself constantly arsing around with photo mode trying to capture the perfect decapitation shot. I'm a hypocrite.
Also been playing a fair bit of Payday 2 with a friend - it demands a ridiculous amount of grinding to get any extra stuff but I find the heisting quite compelling. Even if every mission ends up being us sitting by a slow moving drill shooting wave after wave of police. One day we'll stealth our way through a mission. One day..
Like properly doing the whole planning my day out to ensure I get to play more of it thing.
Its really bloody good isn't it.
And loved that shit.
"wtf are you doing"
"grinding up some spider eggs to make a potion"
"this looks so boring".
What of it?
Just lovely, lovely stuff. The kind of game I'll encourage my kids to play.
but I've put in the odd few mins here and there on Velocity which has been good fun.
Can't wait until I can find the time to properly play DA inquistion. I'm hoping it'll fill the Skyrim shaped hole in my life.
it's still really good. kind of funny playing it after Skyrim because you really see how many of the ideas from Fallout they adapted for Skyrim. Skyrim's still better, because obv, but hey the gameplay and atmosphere of Fallout's pretty good. now just have to hope i can do something other than die when you get to the point all the raiders have rocket launchers
I also got a bit addicted to that space invaders clone that came with PS+ last night. Really didn't expect that.
First 5mins: this is pish, not even a good version of space invaders!
5mins later: Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck you aliens diiiie Ooooo more gun power = more fun power!
Not sure I'll play it much but it's neat
EXACTLY. I was waiting for something to buffer so loaded it up. Spent most of the night playing it.
Just bought me a wii U because I straight up loved the first console. Like, too much. I have Nintendoland on the way to get a sense of what it can do, as well as New Super Mario Bros U because it's predecessor was such a great nostalgia trip.
What other multiplayer 4 mates in the gaff frenzies should I consider? Never been big on Smash Bros, I bought the last one green and had no idea what I was doing....
I hated Brawl BUT have 7 mates coming over for a gaming day soon, and 8 player Smash does seem to be too tempting to ignore...
Think those 2 are amongst the best. Heard NSMBU is a bit chaotic with 4 players and that 3D World arguably works better, as does Rayman Legends. Not played either yet in this way but hope to over Christmas.
Mario Kart 8 obviously. Drops to 30fps from 60 with 4 players but it's still pretty great fun. Sonic racing game is supposedly great too, but if you have MK8 hardly a must.
You get a free day trial on Wii Sports Club (Wii Sports just with HD graphics, new modes and online modes) with the console so maybe hold off on using that until you have mates round. Likewise the free karaoke trial if that floats your boat.
Few lesser known titles too. Spin the bottle on the eshop gets mixed reviews for more adult minigames, Tank tank tank seems a bit love or hate, Wii U Party is patchy as hell but does come with a free Wiimote and the Just Dance games are fun with the right sort of crowd.
Erm... there's FIFA13 and NBA2K13 for sports?
Mario Party is on the way as is Splatoon. Don't know of many others though there is a lot of good co-op to be had too (Bayonetta 2, Call of Duty Ghosts, Super Guacamelee)
Mario Kart did look to be a good go to on this and yeah, anything in the wii Sports range I'm in for. I thought resort was amazing but you had to work to find the real star of the show, which was Frisbee Golf. Holy. Crap. It's amazing, my guys and I have honestly sat up 'til 6Am trying to finish out 7th 18 hole round of that. Still gets played more than anything else multiplayer for me.
So ahem, yeah, I'm really up for sports club - does it have any hidden gems like that?
I know people rave about the golf due to the way it uses the Gamepad:
Oh actually, one other thing. Am listening to loads of old Midnight Resistance podcasts and I always trust their views on fun games. They reckon if you have the balance board, then Wii Fit U has a whole ton of great new modes in it to dick around with.
but it isn't out of the question. You could probs get one for pennies on ebay now I should think...
recently replayed it over the last few Thursdays (Girlfriends karate night, I sit at home dwinkin with Liz Phair and Burnout) and it's amazing.
Anyway my fucking Wii U order has been delayed till Dec 12th. Was so, so looking forward to getting it tomorrow. It's that Mario 3D and Mario Kart 8 deal. Knew it was too good to be true.
Now playing that 2009 remake of Secret of Monkey Island, never played it before - quite enjoying it. Love point n' click games.
Paradise was a pleasure wasn't it? Always been a sucker for those games, I wish Criterion weren't shady when it came to letting us know if there will be any more!
which is tragic really as everything they touched was golden. Amazing tech as well, got some incredible visuals out of the PS2 with Burnout and Black.
I think I must have spent about 3 months combined time trying to do one of the burning laps with the F1 in Takedown. Amazing stuff.
the textures were way ahead of pretty much anything else on PS2 at the time. Weird game, would just look and play like bargain bin filler these days.
Was in my 'not so fussed about gaming' mode then, just before I got my wii, looks pretty ahead of it's time. Love it when a studio goes balls out to try and do something ahead of the curve. Remember MDK?
Mainly because there was a levels where you had to progress though a load of gas towers with an RPG launcher.
They have done the most recent Hot Pursuit and Most Wanted - which basically amounts to Burnout with added Cops. The Wii U has the definitive version of Most Wanted so I would recommend that for you.
Remember when that came out and thought "well, that looks fun"...looks super cheap too, ta!
best racer since MSR for me, shame about the open world guff but very nice racer.
Fuckin' ell forgot about that.
that one. DreamCast classic. They should release in on PSN or the XBOX thingy, even without made over graphics it'd be a winner, those corner drifts :)
Yeah it was ace, bloody gorgeous looking game as well. Might pick it up again if I see it second hand.
only negative it the DC controller with hindsight is a bit crap / size.
Which is great fun. Still suck at it though and barely come in the top 4.
And loads more Guacamelee, which is the best platformer I have played in years. So fucking good its stopping me getting on with any of the backlog. Think it's on loads of other systems too so check it out.
Games you have played with your kids and/or would want your kids to get into.
My daughters love:
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
Hopefully I can get her into playing the 12 unopened 2D scrolling platformers I have sitting at home one day...
but when I do, I think Portal would be a good one for the kids.
It will teach them problem solving and mistrust of self-aware AIs that will be important in the future.
i have eyed the self-service machines in waitrose with great suspicion
Someone tell me if I'm going to love it or hate it please.
depends if you like that genre really but I'd say it's pretty epic.
That's the 360 gathering dust then
quite annoying as it used to work great on 360
It's my parents account anyway so I'm not paying for it
Blitzed the bell towers and now doing the outposts. The hunters are fucking hardcore though, really hard to spot. Anyone got any tips? At teh moment I just chuck bait in to see if any animals get 'hunter-fied'. And then regret it because now I know there are hunters there I can't spot and they've now got a fucking bear to use as well.
The buzzsaw after doing all the bell towers is wicked though - almost too powerful!
with all the DLC in the Steam sale. Really looking forward to getting up the learning curve. Paradox games are awesome once you get to grips with them.
let me know what Charlemagne's like. current favourite is starting in 867 and trying to form either a) Hispania Empire, b) Scandinavian Empire with reformed Norse religion, or c) Wendish Empire as the Curonians with reformed Romuva
So all DLC apart from that.
so in a fit of rage I went to argos bought the system on it's own for £150, used the £10 off for Bayonetta 2 and used my £15 consolation amazon voucher to get Mario Kart 8 for £25. So for £210 I got the system, Bayo and MK8. Which is all I want really so huzzah.
GTA 5 is somehow pretty fresh again. 1st person mode is ace for just wandering about the world in but not all that for much else. Might get Far Cry 4 when its a bit cheaper in the new year as it looks so much like 3 and I've not even finished Blood Dragon yet. WWE is more like a slightly new gameplay demo than a real full price game. Its got so much removed and the career stuff is kind of just bodged together universe mode but you can only be one dude. It takes an age to get going before you're into some feuds on the regular, which was pretty rubbish really. Not even close to NBA modes, light years behind. I kind of like the slower gameplay though, stamina adds a bit of drama sometimes. I downloaded the PT demo but I'm to scared to boot it up, it's been there for weeks...
I've been playing Portal 2 cos it was in the steam sales mega cheap, love it but I can only play in small bursts because it makes me a bit motion sick and I can't figure out how to make it a bit better. I don't usually feel like that from games either. I couldn't get Toybox Turbos demo to work the other week but I really want to give that a go, loved micro machines back in the day.
It just comes up as a black screen then kicks itself out after a few seconds saying Toybox Turbos has stopped working, then its closed. The community group on steam says its happening to loads of others too: http://steamcommunity.com/app/287260/discussions/0/613941122864333534/
Have you tried running it in compatibility mode for an older version of Windows, or using the CPU affinity settings to only use one CPU core?
that didn't do anything different. I didn't even explore the other one to use one core. I'll look into that sometime, no idea what any of that means mind haha. I was just going to see if they patched it tbh.
what are your friend addy thingys so maybe we can do DiS Mario Kart at some point?
Have never worked out/bothered to work out Nintendo's friend system, didn't it always used to be unnecessarily complicated?
the Wii one was yeah but I'm sure the Wii U is just normal usernames
Its something like SeanyT
broke through the 4000 rating barrier yesterday, then got royally ducked and dropped from 2nd to 10th on the last corner and went back under 4000 again. sickening.
reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally tempted guys
already played through it on the old unimproved version a while ago but fond memories and *SPOILERS* wanting a future where I didn't completely fail Malik made me want to play it again. Coincidentally Eidos released a screenshot showing off their new engine which totally isn't the next Deus Ex game and the continuation of the series' unhealthy relationship with tube lights: http://cdn.eidosinteractive.com/mtl/marketing/Community/Blog/DAWN/DAWN_ENGINE_inengine_screen_1.jpg
After I'm done with that it's the Ultimate Super version of DA1, to gear myself up for tackling Inquisition in the new year.
For £9. Excited about playing it next.
What was so good about the original was that it created an incredible illusion of a real, breathing world -- finding a good ratio between openness and structure (where many games still find themselves skewing perhaps too far towards the one or the other), filling the world with these small details and side things that were all appropriate to the context of the game and its story, etc.
All this stuff I've read about a "rich lore" just seems a bit like they're missing the point a bit and pushing it too far away from what makes Deus Ex so special in the first place, and diluting it.
That said; I really liked Deus Ex: HR... but I'd rather see developers making more stuff in the *spirit* of games I liked, rather than just insisting on diluting everything into a sequel-pumping franchise.
and gave due warning that they'd do so with the execrable The Fall. But I've got more faith in Eidos in doing alright by it than, to pick an example entirely at random, Ubisoft. It was never going to be as good as the original, or ever completely capture its style - imagine any game coming out with 20 unique keyboard bind these days - but I was overall really impressed with HR and would happily wallop down a sequel.
Could definitely do with slightly more universe building going on so that not entirely everything is about muh augs, though.
a(n initially, anyway) mobile / tablet only Deus Ex didn't fill me with optimism, though.
I thought 'Human Revolution' was a really good game. I definitely wouldn't want 'Deus Ex' being something that's released annually; another game would be nice though, so long as they can still get what's good about 'Deus Ex' (and don't outsource the boss battles).
Re: Eidos, this reminds me that I downloaded the 'Thief' demo a while ago but didn't play much of it. I was a bit mildly irked by it constantly telling me what to do, which ain't what 'Thief''s about, maaaaan.
Hair pulling stuff, until you twig you literally just have to press a button twice to defeat all of them.
And yeah, fair point about Thief. Desperately disappointing stuff.
That's a shame, though it explains why it kind of disappeared off the radar. On the plus side, 'Dishonoured' did that 'Thief' style of game absolutely brilliantly.
Railroad-y beyond belief (cut off points in a Thief game, are you kidding me?) and got the atmosphere totally wrong. It's basically a crap Arkham Asylum.
I dunno why I do given how much the main bloke irritates me. I guess its because I like the other guys a lot, but the main bloke always goes on and on and on about the same 3 big games and changes the subject when its anything Nintendo, lesser known or indie related. I dunno, maybe its his job to keep it on track and targeted at a certain audience...
But this weeks annoyed me more than usual. He basically says what a waste it is that Bayonetta 2 is not multi-format (overlooking the fact it wouldn't exist without Nintendo and he even asks the usual dullass question about it being a timed exclusive), says the Wii U system storage is ridiculous and knocks how expensive Nintendo games are and how they still come on discs.
I get point two, BUT they then go on to talk about how GTAV is a 50+ GB download (which took hours) and they've all had to buy expanded PS4 HDs (which is somewhat hypocritical) and how they bought AC:U, Drive club DLC and Halo:TMCC despite the reviews and £50 price tags (essentially rewarding people for releasing unfinished items). They go on to talk about how great Battlefield 4 was once they'd sorted it out a year down the line.
I know I'm being #needlesslydefensive here, but I just don't get it... Why would you buy fundamentally unresolved items and chastise good ones? Maybe releasing finished, good products is old fashioned but its also the correct thing to do.*
Its part of the current problem to me, that something interesting and good is criticised for being old school whilst its deemed acceptable to buy lesser new releases purely to have SOMETHING current and with slightly nicer screenshots to play on your next gen machine and to follow the story as it unfolds, like someone addicted to rolling news channels.
If I owned one of these machines, I'd be pretty pissed with how much of a let down this winter release schedule has ended up being (bar DAI and FC4 seemingly).
(As an aside, there is some interesting stuff about why these recent games are so fucked. Seems to be partly due to unexpected firmware updates that developers get no warning of, partly due to Xbox bringing forward deadlines for Black Friday and partly due to games not really ever being finished when released now due to the online component. Another podcast I rate mentioned its also because the way these next gen machines are set up is gonna challenge developers for a while, and the jury is out whether they're already behind current top spec PCs tech wise or whether the triple processors will one day yield amazing results once people figure them out).
* I'm aware I sound like my gran at this point
it's too long.
And they barely criticized nintendo ar all. The system storage on the Wii u is ridiculous and you can't power an external hdd with a single usb. Dan and Jeff briefly said that perhaps toads quest is slightly overpriced and brad said it was a shame Bayonetta wont get a wider audience because it's only on the Wii u. These are all valid criticisms/points though I agree Brad can be a tad snobby when it comes to his hardware.
Really rate those two.
But Brad goes on for hours about what he plays whilst those other guys get a couple of minutes. Reading this back does sound like the ramblings of a mad man though...
Brad did not follow why B2 is Wii U only though and said its a shame it'll never be on next gen hardware. What difference should that make unless your enjoyment of games starts and ends with graphics?
Anyhow... Yeah I sound like a dick in that post. 55 minutes of chat before they mentioned a game this week though; seriously?!
I always see the bombcast as more of a personality driven podcast that happens to be about games and they had loads of people back in the office who haven't been on the main podcast for a long time so it was inevitably going to be a bit of a catch up.
I do largely enjoy it (when they're not going on about Dota or Destiny every week), just find Brad a bit of a broken record at times. Like me.
though I kind of find it funny whenever he manages to bring it up because it's loosely tied to a game. But maaaaan the was a rough 6 month patch where he'd not only bring it up but manage to milk it for it's worth for a good 30minutes, glad it never hit that extreme of Destiny but he got real close at one stage.
Keeps me sane
Metal Gear Online announced. Zelda U in game action. Bloodborne gets 3 player co-op and flamethrowers. Streetfighter V a PS4 / PC exclusive. More No mans sky. Starfox out in summer / autumn 2015. Mario maker has new visual modes. The Witcher has other playable characters.
2015 is looking good...
I'm just Bamnan.
will also add you on PSN next time I'm on.
Should also plan a MK8 online DiSsers night. You can choose what weapons, tracks, etc you want and have a private or public set of races. Supposed to be great fun...
I'm thinking 'what are the best games I've played this year' and I never expected at the start of the year that the new Wolfenstein and COD games would be in serious contention. Not that they're bad, far from it, I enjoyed both games a great deal but they aren't exactly classics.
Soooo with that in mind I think the best games I played from this year are Jazzpunk, COD AW, Wolfenstein New Order, South Park: Stick Of Truth, Octodad, Shadow Of Mordor, Geomatry Wars 3, Valiant Hearts, The Wolf Among Us
This year would have seemed a great deal less shitty if I owned a Nintendo console, yet for some reason I'm still kind of against the idea of buying one, maybe next year?
Haven't played Far Cry 4 or Dragon Age yet
final fantasy x hd haha that was until i got the wii u. still gonna get far cry 4 on ps3 at some point though
But when my daughter was born and I had evenings to myself due to the wife being knackered, I got through loads of games on the 360 this year. Only one of them came out in 2014 (South Park, which I really enjoyed) but have caned some of the systems finest (GTAV, Mirrors edge, Bayonetta, Enslaved, Far Cry 3).
Bought a Wii U so have played quite a few of the years best (MK8, Bayonetta 2, Super Guacamelee Turbo Championship) and some of the ones already out (ZombiU, ACBF, Wind Waker).
Had a few good mobile games too in the form of The Room 2, 80 Days, Monument Valley, Device 6, Year Walk (though can't recall which of these were 2014 releases).
Have a vague top 5 I think but spent most of 2014 playing games from 2012-3.
360 died with me about 6 hours in but I'd JUST started to 'get it'. Hope I get to play it again one day and beat it. Or at least not get destroyed at it.
I finally feel like I've got too much gaming to be done on my PS4.
EA are being nice this weekend and the following are free
Ps4 - plants vs zombies garden warfare
Ps3 - Mirrors edge
Vita - need for Speed most wanted
Not bad like
mirror's edge was good too
I hear Plants vs Zombies is quite fun.
Mainly to play 8 player mode over Christmas.
So what's that all about then? Go into an arena, get pummeled, die lots, seem incapable of grabbing items and can barely see what's happening.
Any tips on how best to start out or what to focus on?
choose one or two characters, and get good at them
it doesn't really matter who as then the fighters are interchangeable.. its more about timing your attacks and getting used to each different button command.
build up you superpowers and then hit them with that.
if theres loads of people on screen try and focus on one guy.
How do you build up your super power?
Is that a charged punch or such like?
Whenbyouve got to grips with a couple of characters look into gliding and shhf-ling. They're pro moves helping you move around quicker etc
Looks amazing as usual. Bit more stealth and using the environment for combat that's not just crouching behind a wall. This is one of the games that'll make me get a PS4.
After listening to all my mates having tons and tons of fun in multiplayer I caved.
I've been loving the story again and dammmmmn it looks good in first person. It's so worth keeping to that mode when you can as it makes the world seem bigger than it already was.
I always like a blue skies game at this time of year. It was second choice - I'd wanted Captain Toad but it's delayed until immediately after Christmas. I've not been that fussed about getting it as it's meant to be rock hard and I've never found the series to be that fun...
...but it's glorious. Gorgeous, tricky enough to be a challenge without being frustrating (so far), and lots of replayability. I'm a sucker for a collect-a-thon game (I'd love a proper sequel to Crackdown, please), so the hidden puzzle pieces and so forth are making me head back into every level a few times once I've gone through. And it doesn't feel like a chore at all.
But decided I have about 5 side scrolling platformers to complete and an unfinished copy of DKCR to potentially return to on the Wii. This does look far nicer though and is free of dodgy motion controls to do things such as roll or ground pound.
Seen a few articles on blogs from people saying it got cruelly overlooked in End of Year lists as it came out too soon after the DKCR games on Wii / 3DS, but that it's far better than both.
Grim Fandango coming on Jan 27th.
Oh, and DAY OF THE TENTACLE!
This is amazing news.
in that it's exactly as you remember, but a lot better than it actually was. No changing the ratio or obviously 'new' textures/sound, it's like they've just taken the old code out and given it a polish rather than rebuilding it.
I have a few reservations about how well DOTT will play on a console, does anyone know how the Monkey Island ports worked?
I'm hoping for a VITA version of that. Touch screen will make it great.
and it's top. You can switch instantaneous between the new and old version (i've never played it before) but it's great so far.
Grim Fandango is one of my favourite games; and Day of the Tentacle is one of the first games I ever played when I was very young (I remember my dad had to phone someone from work because we were all stuck on the final bit of the game; also I was terrified of Dr. Fred and so tried my best to finish the game without ever talking to him).
if MM was even more vastly remastered than DOTT; full 3D rendering , breathtaking HD graphics, etc.
Does look very nice in terms of environment and scope. Lets hope they now add some things into that like enemies, secrets and dungeons...
The dungeons would be expected to have a higher concentration of enemies. Having too many enemies in the wide open sections between the dungeons would detract from the sense of exploration and discovery, so I would trust the developers to strike the right balance there.
This is a Zelda game after all. Next you'll be telling me there won't be a slingshot in it...
Liked the touch about Epona not running into trees. Good point that; when did you last see a horse run into a trunk?
Game Of Thrones Episode 1 - A bit ploddy, a bit wordy, not much happens, it looks quite ugly. But I still found enough intrigue to make it enjoyable and worthwhile and its ending sets up the foundations for a pretty great second episode.
Tales From Borderlands - Excellent, seriously a lot of fun, it's legitmately really funny and unlike Game Of Thrones it's paced excellently. Lots of action, which is handled well and spliced with humor, and the dialogue is often funny. The voice acting is great and it looks much more appealing than Game Of Thrones. I also like the parody found here as well, the was a moment when I slapped a guy in the face and in the top right hand corner it went '*spoiler*'s face will remember that' which gave me a nice chuckle. Seriously a lot of fun and arguably one of the best episodes Teltale have ever put out, overachieves and far surpasses expectations.
keep seeing it on the PSN, and am kind of interested given what I've heard about the gameplay. Never seen the series / read the comic books, though, dunno if that's sorta necessary.
Second series is patchy as fuck but has a pretty decent finale.
Telltale games leave a slightly sour taste in my mouth but there's no doubting they are absolutely riveting when you're playing them.
loving every minute of it.
Got bored and haven't been arsed to play it since.
Was going to get a PS4 now GTA V is out (missed it first time around) but the other half lost her job last week so instead lots of staying in saving pennies and re-discovering stuff I missed on PS3 first time around.
Finished the GTA IV extra episodes on Saturday and decided Ballad of Gay Tony is my favourite GTA ever. It is absolutely ridiculous.
Picked up LA Noire for a tenner from Shopto over the weekend and loving that so far, although I can imagine it's gonna get a bit samey after a while?
New PES is really nice although I'm annoyed they stuck it up on PSN for £16 when I paid nearly £30 for it only a couple of weeks ago.
Some cracking bargains about at the minute, the PSOne Classics especially. Destruction Derby for £1.69! Driver for £1.19. Am expecting those to have not aged at all well.
This post could easily be from about 2012 by the way.
And don't worry about being topical, I spent most of 2012 going on about Half Life 2 and playing GC games on my Wii...
This year's PES is the first game I've got on release day for years.
not matter how clunky it may seem now.
Driver maybe not so much, fired it up not long ago and remembered how much I hated that car park trial at the start. One of the worst openings to a game ever.
Crash Team Racing still stands up very well.
Getting pulled by the police for such minor driving transgressions did my nut in, GTA it ain't.
after my initial 'download 20 mods and fire them all up at once' approach yielded poor results (couldn't get past the loading screen) I tried a more restrained approach. It looked amazing in the 5 minutes windows between me starting it and it crashing. I need to work out how to keep it running while still implementing enough new stuff to make another playthrough worthwhile.
I get the distinct feeling from the teasers that Capcom are only making it because they figure they're one Ultra-Super-Mega-Arcade-Championship-Edition version of IV away from a backlash.
It's quite the coup for Sony to have the exclusive though - the SFIV scene was huge and having it all united on one console will be great*. Assuming it's not a timed exclusive. Can we petition for exclusive to just mean exclusive again?
*well, it will be on PC as well but that pretty much doesn't count. It's never been a great place for fighty games, though that is improving.
I personally am bored to death of fighting games. I understand there is a place for them but SF V looks like nothing special at all. What is breaking it apart from fighting games 5 years ago?
SFIV revitalized the fighting game scene though so there's a huge audience ready to lap up another iteration. It's just a shame Capcom are chucking them out so quickly - that's what put off the more casual fan in the first place. But then they've never been shy to milk a franchise to death, have they?
I shall look into this. I assume they added online play?
before the big paid updates started coming around I spent a lot of time on it. For a time I was the 5th best E Honda player on xbox in Europe. Though there was a massive drop off in quality after the top 4...
One good thing about the announcement of SFV is that Ultra SFIV is absolutely definitely 100% the last iteration of SFIV. Probably.
Also if you want to see how big the fighting scene is you should watch some of the big Evo exhibition stuff. Once you get your head around the tactics of the various characters it's kinda fascinating.
Dragon Age for cheaper, they also have deals for Xbone and PS4 Far Cry 4. If you want it, worth checking out!
So finally it looks like Driveclub is more or less up to the standard it should have been when released, just replays, private lobbies and a bit of regulation tinkering to be done. Aside from a few minor and fairly acceptable glitches everything seems to work and they've added in weather.
I've always thought it played well and looked amazing, but added those superb weather effects in makes such as big difference. Seeing the lightning dance across the sky as the weather beats down on the windscreen over a Scotland night stage is as much of a 'next gen' experience I've had.
First time I've ever felt inclined to play about with photo mode in a game too.
How good is the single player mode? Is it worth getting if I'm gonna play that, mostly? I rarely play online for some reason as I always get my arse handed to me. Journey is about the only online game I've ever enjoyed.
and that's what I've mostly played. There's a fair bit of content in there, especially as you could probably pick it up 2nd hand pretty cheap as so many early buyers traded it in straight away.
It throws challenges (cornering, speed, drifting) from other players into your single player game for extra XP but you can ignore these if you want to. While there are standard multiplayer modes a lot of the multiplayer (and 'Clubs') aspect of it is asynchronous, essentially scoreboard-based stuff anyway.
Some people dislike the AI but it seems fine to me, and others are hung up on the 30fps thing which again doesn't bother me.
but I'm probably not going to get this unless i've had a go on it first, so the free version seems ideal for that. just want decentish handling and for it to be enjoyable. maybe i'll just play that Need for Speed game on the Vita for a bit instead.
I tried to get the Driveclub/TLOU bundle on Black Friday but they were all gone so I went for the GTAV one instead. Hoping this will lead to a glut of pre-owned Driveclubs hitting the shelves after Christmas so it'll be a bit cheaper.
it's better than 3 on pc (not played 4)
I miss BC2. I'm tempted to download it even if my pad using ways will get me murderised endlessly.
(can't remember how?!) and there are loads of full servers every time I've been on
Damn, I'm not sure how I missed that. It's £15 quid now.
must have been drunk
still good though, forgot how 'interactive' the maps were with walls and buildings collapsing everywhere. and no super complicated weapon and gadget load-outs.
Vietnam is probably even better. Spent so, so much time on that.
My lil bro has asked for a "good wireless gaming mouse" for xmas, any recommendations?
I soooooo want one. So don't need / so can't afford one. At full price anyway, would queue for a £20 one.
10 already. Starting at £750 and with one already reaching £1.6k.
People are insane.