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KratosMD

I mean if people are still hopeful about this game then more power to you. But in a time where it feels like there's an amazing game coming out each week, I'd rather not even bother with this game right now when there's so much else to play. It doesn't feel like this game will be worth my time between now and Persona 5's release anymore. I will most likely play it when the game releases have settled down a bit.

But for now, it's back to Zelda, NieR and Horizon.

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kyleforrester87

Yeah for people saying a 6/7 out of 10 isn't bad, I'd generally agree, but you have to consider the pedigree. EA did the same thing with Dead Space 3 - it wasn't "bad", but compared to DS1 and DS2 they really butchered it. Same with Resi 6.

If a game in a franchise I loved, be it Final Fantasy, Metal Gear or Resident Evil, got a 5 or 6 it might as well be a 0 in my eyes, such would be the obvious step backwards in quality. If I was a big ME fan I'd be gutted. What's the point, you know?

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KratosMD

@kyleforrester87 That's why I brought up the subject about consistency in the Zelda games a while back. Don't worry I won't be bringing up my later points regarding how game development should be, lol. But it is clear that it's hard to deliver an amazing game that people are familiar with while at the same time feeling fresh in a repeated manner. Even games like Horizon will have a lot to live up to with its inevitable sequel and the risk is high that they will not achieve their goal. Mass Effect is no different, the trilogy is considered the best games of last generation, which is a lot to live up to. Sadly, Andromeda did not deliver according to many reviewers and that's just how it is. But maybe now that the bar has been set low for the ME series, if they happen to make another game in the franchise it will perhaps have a higher chance of being received better than its predecessor.

Or maybe EA just destroys everything it touches, I don't know.

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kyleforrester87

@KratosMD I thought you might mention that lol. Look, I'm not saying the game has to be superior to previous instalments in all aspects. Look at Dead Space 2 against 1 - it sacrificed some of the horror and suspense with action and character development. Some people didn't like that, and some people did, but at the end of the day it was still a worthy sequel that at least in some ways improved on the previous instalment.

Games like Resi 6, Dead Space 3 and (apparently) Andromeda just seem like giant leaps backward in comparison.

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KratosMD

@kyleforrester87 Yeah don't worry, I agree with you. What I believe is important is that if developers decide to change things up for their games, then they have to really go all out and deliver an amazing experience through these other aspects. Zelda has mostly been linear up until now and Nintendo decided to change that formula and offer an expansive open world. This couldn't have worked if the open world wasn't actually awe-inspiring. If they had just put in a bunch of boring fetch quests, an empty open world etc then this would've backfired. But they pulled through with it, so it certainly is possible to change things up for the better.

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kyleforrester87

@KratosMD Yeah sounds like they went into this instalment with the wrong attitude, or something big went wrong during production - either way they shouldn't have even bothered if this was the end result.

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PC Gamer who I fully expected to rip this game gave it a 80... It seems reviews are all over the place. I'm just going to judge it for myself.

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themcnoisy

So who's getting a copy tomorrow?

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ApostateMage

@themcnoisy I am. I need a new coaster for my cuppa's while I'm playing Persona 5.

Seriously though, I will get it eventually, maybe when it's been all patched up and is about a flim/tenner in a sale.

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Splat

themcnoisy wrote:

So who's getting a copy tomorrow?

I all ready have the digital version installed. Just waiting for it to get unlocked...

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banacheck

@KratosMD You do know that the dev team that made Andromeda was Bioware Montreal there first real game, as Bioware Edmoton [the original Bioware development team] is working on something else.

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Gamer83

@themcnoisy
I got it. We'll see how it ends up. Bioware hasn't exactly been hitting home runs lately but despite the mixed reviews, the positives that some writers have pointed out has me feeling confident I'll at least enjoy the game. Probably won't be among my top 5 but that's tough to crack anyway when this year has seen games like Horizon, Yakuza Zero, Zelda, Resident Evil VII, NeiR: Automata and Nioh and Red Dead Redemption 2 and Super Mario Odyssey are yet to be released. Heck of a year 2017 is turning into.

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themcnoisy

Second preorder in 4 months not here on release date.

Yay for preorders.

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themcnoisy

@Splat @Gamer83 hope its good, I will be playing catch up now friggin preorders grrrrrr.

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Gamer83

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I played close to 4 hours yesterday. Not nearly enough time to form an opinion but I like how it controls.

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BAMozzy

@themcnoisy UK release date is the 23rd March so you can't expect it until Thursday....

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Gamer83 wrote:

@themcnoisy
I played close to 4 hours yesterday. Not nearly enough time to form an opinion but I like how it controls.

Yeah, way too early to judge story for me but the combat is the best of the series.

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Bread-Not-Toast

Too many other better titles out atm, I'll get it eventually in the sales.

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themcnoisy

@BAMozzy @kyleforrester87 hahaha well Persona it is tonight.

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