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JohnnyShoulder

@Tjuz What exactly do you mean by tycoon games? Do you mean games like Sim City and Railway Tycoon? If so there are a few which are quite similar on PS4: Cities Skylines, Tropico 5, Prison Architect, Constructor, Aven Colony and Stardew Valley. I hope that helps!

Well done on completing Witcher 3, one of the best games of this gen imo.

JohnnyShoulder

Tjuz

JohnnyShoulder wrote:

@Tjuz What exactly do you mean by tycoon games? Do you mean games like Sim City and Railway Tycoon? If so there are a few which are quite similar on PS4: Cities Skylines, Tropico 5, Prison Architect, Constructor, Aven Colony and Stardew Valley. I hope that helps!

Well done on completing Witcher 3, one of the best games of this gen imo.

Usually nothing that fancy. I do own SimCity 2013 on PC and enjoyed that quite a bit. I also bought Cities: Skylines but it turned out my laptop couldn't handle it unfortunately. I'm somewhat interested to see how they'd make that game work on PS4 with all the menus and precise plotting.

I did really enjoy Prison Architect as well and own Stardew Valley, but I haven't gotten the chance to play that much yet. The other ones I'm not that interested in. My "zone-out" games aren't really that subgenre of tycoon games normally. I really enjoy the ones where you have to start up a company (music, film, software) and try to make it in the industry. There's this game called Showtime! on PC which is easily my most played "zone-out" game. Road2Success is also up there. I just love letting my imagination run wild and letting myself create these fictional worlds in my head where I'm in charge of these huge companies. Might sound a bit weird! Thanks for the recommendations, though.

The Witcher 3 definitely was a great game. I do have one major problem with it, though. The story felt a bit too stretched out for my liking. I feel like the Battle of Kaer Morhen would've worked much better as a final mission (with some altering of the mission and the story before that, of course). I could've done without Act 3. It felt more like an afterthought to me and kind of dropped the ball. It tried to be this epic final battle, but it felt very impersonal and didn't quite fit with the tone of the game. The Battle of Kaer Morhen felt a lot more high stakes thanks to the emotional investment we had in the characters at that point, whereas the Act 3 final battle felt more like "getting it over with" to me. I'd love to hear what you thought!

Tjuz

Th3solution

@Tjuz With regard to The Order 1886, I’m not sure why it was panned so heavily by the critics and players. It is quite polished with great presentation and very nice graphics, especially for a title so early in the generation. Interesting characters and very good voice acting. The main complaint I heard was the length. At release, $60 is a lot to pay for an 8 hour game with no replay value. But you can buy it for a song now. Probably preowned for like $9 or even less. The story is quite good. The gameplay is kind of vanilla 3rd person cover shooting, (not as good as Mass Effect - more clunky, but similar) but some of the weapons are quite fun and interesting, given the Victorian Era steampunk setting. There are QTE’s so gaming purists will always bellyache about those, but I don’t mind them. I’m not trying to sell it as a top 10 game by any stretch, but its quite enjoyable and I think, under appreciated. I think it might fit your play style of something not too overwhelming, of limited scope, an engaging story and characters, and a bit off the radar.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Tjuz

Th3solution wrote:

@Tjuz With regard to The Order 1886, I’m not sure why it was panned so heavily by the critics and players. It is quite polished with great presentation and very nice graphics, especially for a title so early in the generation. Interesting characters and very good voice acting. The main complaint I heard was the length. At release, $60 is a lot to pay for an 8 hour game with no replay value. But you can buy it for a song now. Probably preowned for like $9 or even less. The story is quite good. The gameplay is kind of vanilla 3rd person cover shooting, (not as good as Mass Effect - more clunky, but similar) but some of the weapons are quite fun and interesting, given the Victorian Era steampunk setting. There are QTE’s so gaming purists will always bellyache about those, but I don’t mind them. I’m not trying to sell it as a top 10 game by any stretch, but its quite enjoyable and I think, under appreciated. I think it might fit your play style of something not too overwhelming, of limited scope, an engaging story and characters, and a bit off the radar.

Fair enough! I'll give it a second look. Thank you.

Tjuz

KratosMD

@Th3solution 8 hours? Back in 2015 everybody was talking about how the game's length was 2-3 hours. I even remember a guy streaming the full game before it was released and when he uploaded the clip, it was around 3 hours long. This made the media go crazy and question how Sony could make such a short game and release it for full price. I mean back then it was understandable that the game got low scores, even bringing up topics such as if pricing should affect review scores (which they obviously shouldn't but this was such an extreme case back then).

Personally, I want to get the game as well but I've still not seen it for less than €20 second-hand. For that price it's definitely not worth it, especially considering how I bought games like DOOM and Mafia III for half that price, or even Fallout 4 GOTY for the same price last year.

It's a shame really, because people were really hyped for the game back then and it was the first major title that Ready At Dawn (which made e.g. the PSP God of War games) would release. And now they've been demoted into making some random local multiplayer game that nobody knows about. Such a waste of potential.. it's basically like seeing Naughty Dog go back to making Crash games after we've now seen what they can do with huge games such as Uncharted and The Last of Us.

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kyleforrester87

@KratosMD The Order is 5-8 hours. You can take your time a bit and soak it all in. It's short, but doesn't feel like it's too short really, because they pack lots into it. It's also very good, in my opinion. The problem is it ends on a cliff hanger that you know they'll never follow up on. Strongly recommended, though. Worth £20.

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Badabing1212

The Last of Us has everyone gone insane that is Sony's No 1 game

Badabing1212

Th3solution

@KratosMD I can’t remember my exact play time. I platinum’d the game in a couple gaming sessions over 2-3 days. I would guess it was 6-8 hrs which included a little exploration trying to find all the collectibles and replaying a couple sections to get the kill counts, etc. I didn’t do a speed run, but maybe it could be completed in 3 hours, but I think that would be with purposefully skipping stuff and not watching cutscenes (Uncharted 4 can supposedly be completed in under 6 hrs because there’s a trophy for that but I would hardly call it a 6 hr game). The Order definitely has a short run time for the type of game it is and I would have to say that affects the overall score it would earn, but for the few hours you play it, it’s a very nice experience. In my mind, the same philosophy applies to the likes of Edith Finch or Lost Legacy (Not that The Order is quite on par with those games quite, but the principle is the same). I really like some of these more compact experiences every once and a while.
That’s amazing that it’s £20 there. Maybe it’s a regional shortage or something, because I just looked online here in the States, and it’s like $12 for a New copy at Target. (If my calculations are correct, about £9). And I know preowned at GameStop I’ve seen it for $8.99. (That’s Under £7) That’s barely more than what lunch costs and it’s gone in 30 min.
It would be a good offering for PS plus some month so more people could experience it.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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