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by lex-man » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:56 pm

illiquidswords wrote:the overall score is still Mostly Negative but the recent score is now Mostly Positive after 78% positive reviews in the past 30 days

so I guess the answer to your question is "sort of, but not really"


I'm guessing a lot of people will be too burned to give it another go. Also the game seems to have become a bit of a punch line.

On a totally different note I just played Mega Man 1. It really hasn't clicked with me and I struggled to even get to a boss. But I just breezed through six bosses. It's still a bit annoying and it feels cheap to me but I feel good that I got through a large chunk of the game.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:15 pm

Back on Total Warhammer and I've managed to not die after 20 turns. Which is progress. In fact the last two realtime battles went incredibly well. Amazingly.

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by Rax » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:23 pm

Your mention of Total War reminded me I gave Shogun 2 another shot last week and I still cant get into it. I loved Medieval and Rome but for whatever reason the Shogun series just doesnt grab me. I think it may simply be down to the setting, I know very little of Japans history and have no touchstones there so it makes everything in the game that little bit harder for me to grasp. In the other games I know some bit about the history of Rome or dark ages Europe so I have some in built knowledge I can call upon to keep me interested in those games. This has also made me realise I played next to nothing of Rome 2 and really should give that more of a go, so I think I might do that next.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by IAmTheSaladMan » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:49 am

Shank 2 on PS3. Having finished the original years ago and again just recently I thought it was time I gave the sequel a look. It's more of the same really only with a slightly improved combat system.

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by Squinty » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:02 am

lex-man wrote:
illiquidswords wrote:the overall score is still Mostly Negative but the recent score is now Mostly Positive after 78% positive reviews in the past 30 days

so I guess the answer to your question is "sort of, but not really"


I'm guessing a lot of people will be too burned to give it another go. Also the game seems to have become a bit of a punch line.

On a totally different note I just played Mega Man 1. It really hasn't clicked with me and I struggled to even get to a boss. But I just breezed through six bosses. It's still a bit annoying and it feels cheap to me but I feel good that I got through a large chunk of the game.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by IAmTheSaladMan » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:02 am

Stacking on PS3. I'm trying to clear some of my download backlog and thought I'd give this a look. I've finished the main game and just have the DLC to go through now. I'm really enjoying it, I love the art style and the puzzles are just the right side of logical that they don't make me feel like an idiot.

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by Alvin Flummux » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:54 pm

I got started into Horizon: Zero Dawn last week, but Sonic Mania keeps calling me back. Gotta finish this run as Tails, then give Knuckles' story a go, and I can get back to murdering machinery in a different setting.

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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by JediDragon05 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:17 pm

Rage (co op missions)

You know there is some grade A game design when there is no checkpoint to go back to if you die.


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by Saint of Killers » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:34 pm

FFXII TZA - I's good.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Seven » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:37 pm

Yakuza 5

Finally.

I'm doing same thing as Yakuza 4, spending ages doing stuff instead of the story... Close to 7hrs and nowhere near end of first chapter of first part >.>

This time I've decided to start it on Hard difficultly, gonna be fun ride

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:05 pm

Holy strawberry float I managed to complete a Long campaign in Total Warhammer. Jesus.

That game has its problems, but when it's good it's really good. As with all Total War games it really sags in the middle, which I suppose why they had the Chaos forces invade at a set time. But yeah, it's fun.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Seven » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:00 am

Still playing Yakuza 5. Haven't gone back to SMT Devil Summoner Soul Hackers on 3DS yet :shifty: Though I've been playing lot of Soul Hackers before I got my PS3 replacement so could do with small break on that.

By small it might be for long while, considering I'm only on Part 1 Chapter 2 yet I've put in 16 hours. Just finished Kiryu's sidestory, doing substories + another master before I carry on with the story.

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by Photek » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:31 pm

I decided to delve back into some of my older titles, on Sunday I deleted a few games I hadn't been playing and re-downloaded Shadow of Mordor and Dishonored DE. I hadn't finished either, (Dishonored's DLC). I was pleasantly surprised with both games. It's something I often do, I tend to come back to older games to finish and I think Dark Souls 2 on X1 will be revisited also.

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by Trelliz » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:53 pm

Still pushing through the first Witcher and i'm definitely enjoying it, despite some vague/unclear quest directions and the odd crash bug - in one set-piece fight killing certain enemies crashes the game without fail so you run past the whole thing to trigger the next scene :roll: it mashes up everything from Lovecraft to arthurian legend in an entertaining way despite the paucity of npc models and some ropey facial animations.

Also playing Flatout 4 for...some reason. Its a semi-competent sequel to much better games but is plagued with twitchy handling, dull environments and a lacklustre career which undermines its 'total insanity' subtitle. The stunts have been expanded nicely but there is almost nobody playing it apart from me according to steamcharts.

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by Seven » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:12 pm

Honestly Fallout 4 is massive disappointment to me. I was looking forward to it having loved Fallout 3 and NV (as well original Fallout) but I couldn't get into Fallout 4. I hate how the dialogue choices are eh, I don't like the new perk system, and the combat... I don't know why, but it doesn't feel satisfying as Fallout 3 and NV.

I still have the game with hopes of getting into it proper but it can wait as there's other games I would rather be playing.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:43 pm

I think he was talking about Flatout 4, but I agree with everything you've said Seven. 4 was dull as dishwater and further proof, if it be needed, that Bethesda desperately needs a decent writing/creative staff.

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by Brerlappin » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:31 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:I think he was talking about Flatout 4, but I agree with everything you've said Seven. 4 was dull as dishwater and further proof, if it be needed, that Bethesda desperately needs a decent writing/creative staff.


Bethesda swopped good writing, interesting quests, and fun locations for crafting. Fallout 4 was strawberry floating ruined by crafting and loot based bullshit. Its the worst Fallout i ever played. Just so strawberry floating dull.

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by Trelliz » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:24 pm

:lol: i was talking about Flatout but they seem bad for the same reasons; bug-ridden and kind of dull.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Photek » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:36 pm

Fallout 4 has sold the most by quite a margin and I think had the best reception Critically in the series. Don't think Bethesda will change anything.

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The most successful game in Bethesda's History.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/fallout-4-surpasses-skyrim-to-become-bethesdas-mos/1100-6447621/

It's taken over from Skyrim. I love Skyrim and Fallout 4 and I think they are far superior than Fallout 3 and Oblivion in every sense.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:47 pm

Photek wrote:Fallout 4 has sold the most by quite a margin and I think had the best reception Critically in the series. Don't think Bethesda will change anything.

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The most successful game in Bethesda's History.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/fallout-4-surpasses-skyrim-to-become-bethesdas-mos/1100-6447621/

It's taken over from Skyrim. I love Skyrim and Fallout 4 and I think they are far superior than Fallout 3 and Oblivion in every sense.


Success =/= quality. It's no secret that a large portion of the user base were also disappointed. I mean, I'm the world's biggest fallout fan and I could find very little to love. The story was awful, the world dull, the characters so one dimensional they disappear if looked at side-on and the crafting was largely pointless and poorly implemented.

It's fine that you like it, even more than 3* but there's no ignoring it's commonly regarded as the worst in the series


*which is otherwise objectively wrong

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