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KratosMD

@JohnnyShoulder But the thing is that the guidance totems don't serve as help at all if it all depends on making random choices up until that point. For example, how would I know that by choosing the option "Going to the tower is a bad idea" that it would have an impact on whether or not Matt would use the flare gun? It doesn't make any sense! There was nothing implying at that moment that he was going to use it immediately after receiving it. What the developers should've done is have the player decide if you want to use the flare gun or keep it for later. That's the option that makes the most sense.

Like come on, you've gotta agree with me on this. The fact that I wasn't able to choose whether or not to use an item because of a random choice with zero implication from a chapter ago is completely absurd.

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KratosMD

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Never saw this til now but @KratosMD that descision confused the hell out of me too!

I REALLY loathe Emily so I made a point to try and make sure she didn't survive and was always questioning her choices

But this ended up happening on a second runthrough so I wasn't too bothered about the mess up Poor Matt though, nasty way to go

But yeah it seemed really nonseniscal that saying yes to Emily's plan causes him to somehow not be able to think for himself and prevent himself from getting killed. God forbid he doesn't do what Emily told him!

I think it's the only descision the game has that feels forced... All the rest are pretty clear cut on why or how you messed up

You don't need to save the world to find meaning in life. Sometimes all you need is something simple, like someone to take care of - Aigis, Persona 3

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Davehunt

Well then 1s i've played atm is
Marvel's Spider-Man
God of War
Read Dead Redemption 2
The last Of Us Remastered
Uncharted 4
I really enjoy all these games I've done the story mode for Spiderman, The Last of Us. I think I am 50% into Red Dead Redemption 2 + God of War. I am abit into Uncharted 4 aswell
After this I am not sure what i'll play as quite a few options.
It's a tough 1 between Assassin's Creed Odyssey, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Bloodborne, Horizon Zero Dawn. As all 4 games I am hearing are really good but I am confused which to go for 1st I am kinda swinging towards Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Davehunt

KratosMD

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy I'm really glad that someone agrees with me on this since I hate it when I experience BS moments in video games but nobody else feels the same way as I do.

But yeah, I also strongly dislike Emily but I still wanted everyone in the game to survive, you know? So I tried to save her and Matt bit the bullet, lol.

It would be optimal for me to start a second playthrough, but I just don't like playing through the same game twice when I have so many else I could be playing. Otherwise I definitely would've played through it again with better outcomes.

But I'm glad to hear that's the only moment in the game that feels BS. I'm starting to reach the end of the game (I think I'm on chapter 7 or 8 right now) and I've been seriously loving it overall. I just hope I can make everyone else survive until the end, lol.

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KratosMD

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

KratosMD wrote:

but I still wanted everyone in the game to survive, you know?

Definitely! It's certainly possible. Ya probably would've if you just been more of an arse and left Emily alone... I saved her even though I didn't want to :')

Just uhhh.... Make sure you're good at the whole don't move the controller stuff @KratosMD . I just stuck it on the ground for those bits lol


I'd give a recommendation for Horizon: Zero Dawn @Davehunt ! Really well made game... There's an excellent review of it by fellow member Ralizah in the "Games you've beat" topic a few pages back. All four games you're considering playing next are pretty good though!

Bloodborne is the only really different game there unlike the others which are all open worldy adventure games. You'll probably find Bloodborne a bit tough at first to say the least

Glad you're enjoying your new PS4

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Kyroki

Been playing through Sniper Elite 4 this past week. It's been really fun — and it turns out I've got better aim than I thought! Who knew?

I plan on playing Metro: Exodus this weekend. I've still not started it and it's been out 6 months...

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KratosMD

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy The "Don't move the controller" part sometimes confuses me. The first time it occurred for me, I seriously didn't move a bit since I had the controller rested on my legs. But for some reason, the game still registered a sudden movement. I did the exact same thing in a later section and it worked fine.

I'm starting to think now that maybe the increase in my heart rate during the first section vibrated the controller or something, lol.

KratosMD

Tjuz

Continuing my playthrough of BioShock Infinite today that I put on hold a few months ago very early on. I've mentioned the awe and brilliance of it's opening before on this forum, and I never expected the game to ever live up to that afterwards. While, granted, it hasn't quite yet lived up to that opening 30 minutes, it has come ridiculously close on numerous occasions — and I'm only about 4-5 hours in I'd say. This game really has no right to be as great as it with how unimpressed I was overall with the first two entries in the franchise. Solid, good games, but nothing amazing for me. This third entry however, seems to be making a strong case to become one of my favourite games so far. That said, I don't want to be too hasty since it could always go to... poop, but I really hope it doesn't.

Tjuz

Th3solution

@Tjuz Personally I felt the game crescendos to a wonderful climax. It’s one of the best game endings last gen, imo. I liked the first Bioshock (didn’t play the second) but Infinite was even better

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

Thrillho

@Tjuz The ending to the game is just fantastic. I highly recommend the Burial at Sea DLC for Infinite as well.

Thrillho

JohnnyShoulder

@Th3solution I thought the first BioShock ran out of steam after the twist, Infinite felt more consistent all the way through.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

Thrillho

Having played a little bit more of Onrush today, I think I'm getting into it now. The training levels felt like the takedowns etc were what the game was all about but the game modes in the Origins "level" showed that it helps with winning but isn't the be all and end all.

The Origins matches were quite simple but good fun. Limiting the choice of vehicles also helps me not be too indecisive.

Thrillho

Tjuz

@Thrillho @Th3solution Both of you absolutely weren't kidding when describing the greatness of the ending. JUST finished it after spending my entire day playing it. I'll have to let all of that sink in for a while before I can write some proper thoughts on the game overall. One of the most batshit insane things I've seen in gaming, and in all of the best ways. What I can say is that for me personally, this game was leagues above BioShock 1 and 2.

I'll be sure to return for Burial at Sea at some point soon, but for now I want to keep myself to the alternating games/genre tactic!

Tjuz

Th3solution

@Tjuz I’m glad you liked it. That was my sentiments exactly when I completed it. It blew my mind and was a great payoff. For some reason there are people out there who didn’t like the end. Perhaps they thought Ken Levine got too obtuse with it or made it unnecessarily shocking, but like I said, I would rank it as one of the best endings in all of video gaming.

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

Thrillho

@Tjuz @Th3solution I said at the end of my Hellblade review that some games stick with you after you finish them and this was one of the games I had in mind when I wrote that. I thought the reveal was even better than "WYK" from Bioshock 1 (although that was such a well known twist by the time I came to play it that it was spoilt for me).

Thrillho

Ralizah

LOL I'm really on a tear with the PS4 exclusives as of late. While I'm finalizing my thoughts on inFAMOUS, I started up my next game, Detroit: Become Human, and put a few hours in. Just as that was my first inFAMOUS game, this is my first David Cage game.

It's... definitely interesting. It seems like you have to live with the consequences of whatever you do on your initial playthrough. I'd be interested to know if you can go back and explore different narrative paths later on without having to replay the entire game. If these flowcharts aren't pure window-dressing, then it seems like the game's scenarios can differ pretty radically based on what choices you make. Although I'm still a bit skeptical: Telltale games tried to make you think your choices had dire consequences on the direction of the story, but they really didn't. Your choices didn't really matter. I'm wondering to what degree that's true of Detroit.

Narratively, I'm... conflicted. On a purely "cinematic" level, this is probably one of the more engaging games I've played so far, and I'm definitely invested in some of these characters (not Markus, unfortunately, and, I'll confess, the entire "I Am Markus!" rebirth scene had me giggling). On the other hand... I dunno. There's a certain lack of self-awareness here. Also, the abusive father character's mood swings come on so suddenly it's almost comical (one second he's calm, the next he's flipping tables over). He felt more like a parody of a self-loathing, abusive parental figure than anything. Which obviously isn't to say there aren't loads of unpredictable, erratic, and violent fathers out there, I just... I dunno. It felt like a bit much a bit too quickly. I would have appreciated if that particular strand of the narrative had been developed a bit more. And, of course, the game is often nakedly emotionally manipulative with its music, which takes me out of things a bit. I don't need sad violins to signal what my feelings about a situation should be.

The game seems like it's tackling the subject of discrimination and questions about artificial intelligence, but the treatment seems a bit obvious and mawkish so far, and isn't keen on asking probing questions about the situation. If I had to sum up the game so far...
Androids = Good
Humans = Bad

And, good god, this game loves to pop up charts and icons and messages and everything else at you, no matter what's happening in the game.

I do like it, though, and I think I'm going to like it a lot more than Until Dawn overall. Some framerate wobbles aside, the presentation is just phenomenal, and I actually like some of the characters in this game.

Ralizah

PSN: Ralizah

Tjuz

@Th3solution I can definitely see the argument for it trying to shock you too much, but it's not the experience I had in the slightest. It was confusing at first, buf after reading up on some explanations it all makes complete sense. I think that's the best kind of this sort of ending you can have. Be blown away by the total mind**** of it all, remain in confusion on what the hell happened for a bit thereafter and then realise it all makes complete sense and the game has been hinting at this throughout. It was just such clever writing. Not just the reveal, but also all the foreshadowing throughout. Incredible.

@Thrillho This definitely will be a game I'll probably remember for the rest of my life! I won't give Hellblade the burden of having to live up to that expectation, but I'm excited to hear it had a similar effect on you. I also had the WYK twist spoiled beforehand, but I would have to agree that this is even better. I'm surprised this isn't the BioShock twist people talk about when mentioning the franchise, but I'm glad it wasn't or it would've been spoiled for me as well!

@Ralizah Ohh, I'm happy to hear you started Detroit! One of my favourite games. I believe you can return to specific chapters without having to play through the entire game again. As for choices mattering, that's absolutely the case in Detroit. Your characters have many possibilities to just die and disappear, and especially towards the end there's multiple completely different scenarios your characters can find themselves in. At the very end, there's a ton of possible endings that all have to do with the choices you made getting to that point. It's definitiely the best incarnation of the choice/consequences shtick I've seen.

I would also have to say that I agree with Markus being the weakest playable character in the game, although his storyline gets somewhat more interesting as time goes on and stuff starts to hit the fan. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it so far despite some qualms with the narrative presented up to this point, and I can't wait to hear your final thoughts and ending after finishing the game.

Tjuz

Th3solution

@Ralizah I’m excited for you to play Detroit. It’s definitely a different style of game. But @Tjuz said it well already, I think you’ll find quite a bit more depth in the game than in your typical Telltale fare. As can be expected of a game with a narrative style this ambitious, it has its quirks and times when it doesn’t quite work, but imo those moments are minor when compared to what they achieved overall with it. Anyways, I won’t reiterate what Tjuz said, but I am also very curious to hear how the whole Detroit experience sits with you after you complete it.
Yeah, with HZD, then InFAMOUS FL, and now Detroit — you’re gonna have to play Spider-Man, God of War, or get on the Hellblade wagon maybe. Maybe Death Stranding, or Persona 5 Royal? We gotta keep this PS4 exclusive run going. 😄
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But this is a good opportunity for me to post some of my first impressions of Valkyria Chronicles 4. I’ve been playing it a little here and there over the last 2 weeks.
I had mentioned that I played the first game back on the PS3 several years ago and I loved it at the time. I also played the 2nd game on the PSP and found it decent. I’ve been tempted to play the remaster on PS4 of the first game, but I usually prefer to play games from my backlog rather than replaying games. But within the first hour of booting up VC4, I felt right at home and just like I was playing the first game. In my memory, this game plays just like the first one, which is a good thing. It was kind of like putting on an old comfortable shirt that you’ve worn for years and fits just right. I felt right at home in the menus, the book presentation, the leveling up and training mechanics, and of course on the battle maps. Even after several years, I was shocked how quickly the playstyle came right back to me. That’s either a testament of how many hours I spent ingraining the gameplay by perfecting and S ranking the maps in the first game, or of how intuitive the developers have made the game. Because it’s definitely not because of my memory for such things (which is typically pretty lousy; usually if I abandon a game for a couple months I have to redo the tutorials to remember how to play it again)

Anyways, so the first impressions are very positive and the game seems to have the perfect level of easing you into the game mechanics. So far I like the characters pretty well and the story seems like it’s going to be good; I think I’m going to like the characters. Claude’s voice actor sounded familiar and it kept bugging me until I finally realized he does a lot of audiobook narration. Raz is a little bit annoying, but he’s growing on me. I’m only in Chapter 3 (probably about 5-6 hours in) so I still haven’t learned the reveal yet about Kai’s backstory but I can guess. I like her character a lot. The diversity of secondary characters is where this game is really going to shine too, I think, compared to the first game.
As I get along with the game I’ll post more. I’m mixing it in with Spider-Man, so it will be a slow-burn for it I think — especially since the game is pretty long. I’m going to savor it though.

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

Tjuz

I tried to get into Dishonored 2 for the fourth time since release today, and once again I had to quit it out of boredom. I don't know what it is. I adore Dishonored and it is one of my favourite games, but I cannot for the live of me get invested in this sequel. There's just nothing there that makes me want to keep playing, and I can't fault the gameplay considering that's still very good. I can't fault the story because I only ever played two missions. I do prefer the Dunwall setting to Karnaca, but surely that shouldn't be enough to ruin an entire game for me. I really don't get it. I think it's about time I just give up on trying to play it. The one explanation I can come up with is that I played the first game years and years ago, and maybe my tastes have changed enough that I even wouldn't enjoy the first game were I to play it for the first time now. I can't make sense of it otherwise!

So instead I decided to start The Council, which, if my memory serves me right, I had a small exchange about with @Th3solution when you started it earlier this year. Hopefully I remembered the correct person. Did you ever end up finishing the game? I know you were struggling to stay interested after finishing episode 1. I didn't have much time left today and only played the first 2 chapters, but I am very much enjoying it so far. I really like the concept and implementation of the RPG system, and the story is intriguing. I'm not sure how much choices actually matter in this game, but at the very least it gives me the illusion that I am making choices. I love the confrontations with other characters. They're very tense despite just being dialogue exchanges. I think this is a game I can really get into. The OCD tics in me do despise the fact that I get locked out of options based on my skills, but I can respect and live with it, haha. Adds to the reason I enjoy the game!

Tjuz

Thrillho

@Tjuz The clockwork manor (or something) level in Dishonored 2 is fantastic so a shame you didn't get there. Some of the other abilities are quite neat too but I found the game a bit "cold" too and never felt particularly invested in it. I did have the problem of insisting on finishing the game without being spotted but by constantly quick saving and reloading which sort of spoilt it for me too (but I know that's my own fault!)

Thrillho

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