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Knuckles-Fajita

So to give context to SOTC, Im looking at this as what I paid for.

A PS4 remake of a PS2 game in 2018.

Visually Im sure it looks great in 4k. If I had a PS4 Pro I'd probably agree. Visually for what we are used to on PS4 this game looks decidely average.

Regarding my expectations I went in knowing what this game is. A lot of downtime to think, isolation and ambiguity.

Its just that the moments everyone talks about as epic set pieces are simply...I dont know.

I feel for a PS2 game, yes, this would have been really cool. But for a PS4 game I think it could have been more visually, or had more added to it. Somethjng about it feels unfinished.

Like this feels like a project someine made at uni, that looks real pretty, but only has the main bit of content in it. It feels like something is missing.

And Im afraid what I feel I am missing is not going to be filled in by headcanon.

Though we did make the horse a stubborn jerk who taunts the player.

It helps the game keeps bugging out regarding the horse. Once tried to call it and it ran in place while staring straight at me.

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kyleforrester87

@Knuckles-Fajita SOTC is a bit overrated in my opinion, despite the fact I enjoyed playing through it a few times. I have fond memories attached to my first place through which helps. But yeah it's best to play with no real expectations and see what you get out of it I suppose.

It does have cool moments, and overall it's a game everyone should play, but once you know how to bring down the collossus it's a bit silly, you can do them in a minute or two with the equivalent of a toothpick. So subsequent play throughs have sullied my view of it a bit. Maybe im wrong to say it's a bit overrated, and instead I should say it's a game you should just play once lol

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KratosMD

@JohnnyShoulder We were talking about internal hard drives the other day and I recall that you mentioned that you had bought a hybrid. I did some research into which hard drive would be the best one for me and I've come to the conclusion that an SSHD (hybrid) would actually be the best choice.

First, I won't get any added benefits or a significant increase in longevity from a standard hard drive, so that one's off the table. Second, while an SSD sounds great in theory, I don't think I'll benefit much from it. I still have a standard PS4 which means that I won't be able to fully utilise an SSD compared to a PS4 Pro. Moreover, the steep price points are also off-putting.

So all in all, an SSHD seems like the way to go. I can get a lot of storage space for a cheap price, and also get the added benefits of an SSD with increased performance as well as longevity (some have 5 years warranty, that's pretty insane!).

I looked up which one to get and it seems like the Seagate Firecuda 1 TB 2.5'' SSHD for roughly €70 is a good choice. What do you think? I'd love to hear other people's opinions as well.

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mookysam

@KratosMD I got a 2TB Firecuda in the summer. Pleased with the purchase and it does load games slightly faster which is an added bonus. The hard drives reviewed quite well, so I don't think you can really go wrong.

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JohnnyShoulder

@KratosMD Yeah that was the same conclusion I came to when I did my research. SSD's sound good and all but for the price and storage you get, and that you will not get a huge improvement in a base PS4, are not worth it.

Seagate's are a good choice, it is what I upgraded to.

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KratosMD

@mookysam @JohnnyShoulder Thanks for the input guys, I think I'm going to go for a 1TB Firecuda then. I'm really looking forward to trying out games that have long loading times and see how much they've changed.

One question though: I've read that SSDs can have their peak performance decline if there's less than 15% storage space left. Is it the same case with SSHDs?

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PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Forum GOTY 2018 winners: 1) God of War 2) Marvel's Spider-Man 3) Red Dead Redemption II

JohnnyShoulder

@KratosMD I've not really noticed, but it's not something I've been keeping an eye on. It did get rather full at one point until I got my external drive, and didn't notice any performance issues that I can recall of.

I think that it is more to do with Window computers, which need 15% to defrag the drive properly.

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KratosMD

@JohnnyShoulder Ah I see, thanks for telling me that. There's so much that I don't know about hard drives, lol.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Forum GOTY 2018 winners: 1) God of War 2) Marvel's Spider-Man 3) Red Dead Redemption II

Thrillho

Is the Spider-Man DLC any good? It’s on sale on the PS store and wondered if the extra tenner is worth it.

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Elodin

Is Dark Souls 2 worth $10? I liked both Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne, but would DS2 be a disappointment after playing those great games?

Elodin

JohnnyShoulder

@Elodin I played ds2 after those games and still enjoyed it. The only disappointment I recall is some of the bosses are really lame and easy, and some areas don't make sense how you get there. There are still some kick ass bosses though (The Mirror Knight for example) and it has some of my favourite areas from the series. It is also obviously older than those two titles, so temper your expectations accordingly, but the remaster fixes all the issues and looks good, if not amazing and plays really smoothly.

And yes well worth a tenner, I assume this is the edition with all the DLC so there is a bunch of content there and the DLC is brilliant.

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Elodin

@JohnnyShoulder great to hear. Thank you for the response. I think I will pick it up.

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KratosMD

So I'm not the biggest fan of Misou games but I do enjoy some of them (Hyrule Warriors for example). I recently saw that Dragon Quest Heroes II is €17 at an online retailer and so I decided to check out the demo on the PS Store. It was quite fun, but I felt like I didn't quite get the full taste of what the game is like since the demo was really short. So I'm wondering, is the game worth buying for that price?

@Tasuki I recall you liking Dragon Quest Heroes a lot, I would love to hear your input regarding this game.

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PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Forum GOTY 2018 winners: 1) God of War 2) Marvel's Spider-Man 3) Red Dead Redemption II

Tasuki

@KratosMD If you like Hyrule Warriors and like Dragon Quest then yeah I really recommend the game especially at that price. I felt that two was alot better then one in terms of things to do. There is even option stuff like these little creatures you can capture and such like Pokemon. I enjoyed my time with it and was even one of my top games for 2017. For that price it's well worth it IMO.

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KratosMD

@Tasuki Yeah, the price point is definitely reasonable. However I'm always hesitant when buying a Musou game just because I get the feeling that if I've played one, I've played them all. But it does seem like Dragon Quest Heroes is different in that regard since it has an open world and an RPG system where you can level up, gain new moves and so on. There also seems to be a decent story mode. So in comparison to the first DQH game, the second one does feel like a major improvement. And with the amount of praise you're giving it, I think I'm going to buy it. Thanks!

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Forum GOTY 2018 winners: 1) God of War 2) Marvel's Spider-Man 3) Red Dead Redemption II

mookysam

@KratosMD Dragon Quest Heroes (II in particular) is much more of an RPG than a straight musou. The battle system is obviously straight musou, so very quick and fun, but in terms of level structure it is different (no forts to capture etc) and there is much more focus on story. The characters have a lot of variety to them and each is fun to use.
I found the games a lot better than Hyrule Warriors and would easily recommend them!
The only downside with II is the difficulty. It seems made for co-op and the AI has a bit of trouble keeping up with late-game battles. I did complete it alone, so it shouldn't count against it, but maybe worth bearing in mind with tougher battles.

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KratosMD

@mookysam The games sound much better than the rest of the Musou games based on your description. I like that there is a larger focus on the RPG system and story, thanks for telling me that!

Regarding the difficulty, are you able to lower it in any way or are you stuck with only a default one? I mean I did notice a major difficulty spike against a boss during the demo, so I don't doubt at all that the game is going to be difficult to play solo.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Forum GOTY 2018 winners: 1) God of War 2) Marvel's Spider-Man 3) Red Dead Redemption II

mookysam

@KratosMD Don't remember if you can change the difficulty or not. I don't think you can, but I'm not certain of that so would need to check.

Overall it's not massively, massively difficult, but I did get a few game overs. Ther hardest bit was definitely the final boss, but there are also these "tower defence" style sections where you have to stop large numbers of enemies from advancing and destroying something or reaching an NPC ally. They can be trying. With those bits it's just a case of experimenting with monster medals and finding a strategy that works.

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KratosMD

@mookysam Gotcha. Hopefully I'll enjoy it regardless. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I'm really excited to play this game.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Forum GOTY 2018 winners: 1) God of War 2) Marvel's Spider-Man 3) Red Dead Redemption II

Tasuki

So Far Cry 5 is on sale.for $20, the only Far Cry games that I enjoyed are Blood Dragon and Primal yet the cult plot has intrigut me with Far Cry 5. So is it worth getting for $20 or is this game a broken mess that should be avoided?

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