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BAMozzy

@DerMeister I couldn't care less about Sony as a brand - any more or less than I care for MS, Samsung, LG or any other brands that they are in direct competition with. That being said, I don't want to see them go either as they do provide 'competition' and as a consumer, that benefits me.

I buy a Playstation because its a device that allows me to play the games I want in the same way I buy an Xbox too. If Samsung, LG, Acer or some other electronics company built a Playstation or Xbox console that played the 'same' games at the same performance but 'cheaper', I wouldn't buy a PS or XB. If they built a console that could play both Sony and MS games, I would buy that - its just a plastic box of electronics that allows me to play the games I want.

I don't see it as any different from buying a TV or buying AV system, I buy the best I can within my budget that delivers the performance/specs I want. I have no loyalty to any brand and they don't pay/sponsor me to be 'loyal' to them. Its up to them to build the product I want and at a competitive price to compete with the others in their genre. The fact that Sony and MS are competing benefits me as a gamer but I don't have any loyalty. For the first 3-4yrs, Sony was my 'preferred' console because it was the 'best' for gaming, now Xbox is. Its not about 'exclusives' for me although they do have a small impact but I buy on average 15-20 AAA games a year and of those, only 4/5 are 'exclusive' to either Xbox or PS. Multi-platform releases outnumber exclusive purchases by 3/4:1. Therefore, I buy the majority of my games for the device that plays them the best - even if a console doesn't release any exclusives I want, it can still have more games bought for it, have much more use than the other that has 2 or 3 exclusives that year I want. Point is, its the 'games' (ALL not just Exclusives) and how they perform that are far more important than the name on the plastic box that I use to play these.

Maybe that is unpopular but I don't care. I would rather spend the same money to get the same game that looks and plays better than spend that money on the less capable device just because its on a console with a few more 'exclusives' I want. Gaming is my priority, the device its on is just incidental...

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KratosMD

Another unpopular opinion from me: Twin-stick shooters are a highly underrated genre.

I know most people don't like them because they are simple but they are really fun games. I remember them being very popular during last generation on the 360 and PS3, but they've over time become more obsolete and forgotten. Games like Gatling Gears, Renegade Ops, Helldivers, Super Stardust HD, Alienation etc are incredibly fun games in my opinion, but I don't see many people talk about them these days, which is too bad.

I've actually gotten an itch the last couple of days to play more twin-stick shooters so I might go back and play some that I haven't finished, like Renegade Ops and Alienation.

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themcnoisy

@KratosMD Geometry wars 3 and Nex Machina are both great twin stick shooters on ps4. Ive got an amazing pc twin stick shooter in tesla vs lovecraft which is better still.

The problem is the genre does not sell and dwells outside of poular culture. They are classic games so dont sit right with casuals alas they get less media coverage.

Edited on by themcnoisy

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KratosMD

@themcnoisy Yeah I still need to give those two games a shot. But yeah, it's like you say, these games aren't for most people. Hopefully we'll still see some more being released in the future though!

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Kidfried

@DerMeister I don't really care about Sony's business, but I do care where it stands for. When I decided to buy the PlayStation 4 vs. the other consoles at the time, I didn't only compare the announced games and specs, but also where these companies want to go in a broader sense.

To me, PlayStation for the last twenty years, is where I want gaming to be headed. They care for money, sure, but they also have a vision on gaming as a whole. And I care for the company because it has a vision I sshare. Games are art, not products or mere fun.

This is the reason I want Sony to do well, honestly. I could care less about anyone's pay check, but I do care about the future of gaming.

So, yeah, it is way different to buying a new coffee maker or something for me.

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DerMeister

@Kidfried I think that's a good reason to care about a company. And again, I have nothing against the game companies, I just can't bring myself to care about their non gaming endeavors, or their spokespeople. I certainly don't want them to fail, in fact I hope all three succeed. Optimistic yes, but if all three do their best, I think gaming would get much better.

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Zukato

Persona 3 FES is the best installment in the series. Granted, I haven't played the first two games, but out of a comparison between P4 and P5 for the most part.

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KALofKRYPTON

Did anyone see the Aliens Colonial Marines AI fix news for PC?

A modder working on an overhaul build for the game found a single letter typo in the xeno AI code. The error essentially removes all awareness of the environment from the alien AI (wall, ceiling, tunnel positions relative to the player) which is what caused them to behave like redshirts.
Saw some video of it running with the code fixed, the difference is pretty shocking.

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LieutenantFatman

@KALofKRYPTON
Wow, that is pretty crazy. Sadly only one of many many problems with the game. I guess with how it was rushed out in an attempt to avoid a lawsuit, it's almost inevitable something so simple was missed.

LieutenantFatman

KALofKRYPTON

@LieutenantFatman I forget where, but I read a pretty extensive piece regarding it a few years ago.
Largely it was Gearbox's fault for farming out so much of the game while they concentrated on their own IP, but Sega were pretty awful too; constantly altering what sort of game they wanted and how they wanted the story to play out once it became franchise canon.

Shame. They should've given it to Rebellion. Their AVP games were great.

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KALofKRYPTON

Unpopular gaming opinion: Lair (PS3) was a pretty good game, sixaxis control and all.

I really loved Lair. It was gorgeous, cinematic, beautifully scored and essentially Factor 5's Rogue Squadron on dragons.

It wasn't perfect, but every review pointed at the sixaxis motion controls as the chief weakness of the game. I found this pretty annoying, as I felt it really added to the sense that you were trying to control your dragon rather than just pushing a stick to move. When analogue control was eventually patched in it really took away from that feeling (I had discovered that analogue control was possible before that; remote play via the PSP set up controller 2 as playable and this defaulted the control scheme to use the analogue stick).

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Jaz007

@KALofKRYPTON Agreed, it was good game. Very cool concept. The motion controls were awesome and they should do something like that again. Or better yet, make sequel in the $40 range. The only problem I had was when you had to rip something off a wall or something and shake the controller violently as possible. I always got a headache from those. Iā€™d even go to say that the game is killed by using an analogue stick. I tried it out for a moment and hated it.

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KALofKRYPTON

@Jaz007 I even liked that it was the same engine and even reskinned front end from Rogue Leader! lol

Such a shame about Factor 5 getting in bed with Brash Entertainment.

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themcnoisy

@KALofKRYPTON Ahhhh ok now I see why it would be a great. That brings me onto a really controversial point.

The Gamecube had the best launch line-up triumvirate of games ever;

Rogue Squadron 2: Rogue Leader
Super Monkey Ball
Luigis mansion

Rogue Squadron 2 was an absolute revelation as an original trilogy fan. Super Monkey ball was class with unique gameplay and add on mini games and Luigis Mansion was so leftfield compared to the usual Mario games. I had all 3 at release and other than a few stand out games like F-Zero GX, Soul Calibur 2, Windwaker, Sunshine, Metroid and Aggresive Inline are still the best games on the system imo. And they are also the most unique.

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KALofKRYPTON

@themcnoisy That's a fair argument. I bought my Game Cube on the strength of the (banned) Rogue Leader adverts šŸ˜

One of my mates at the time got in to Nintendo Power (I think it was that) with a record Star Destroyer take down time too. Was and still is an awesome game. Shame about the Rebel Assault style on foot sections of Rebel Strike, but it was worth it for the Speeder Bike chase.

Super Monkey Ball was a huge surprise. Multiplayer Monkey Target took up way too much of our time!

And Xtreme G 3. Lot of love for that game. The series had been pretty poor up to that point, but XG3 was a great game.

I'd say all of the sixth gen launches were pretty good. Even PS2 despite being first out of the gate. NHL2001, Ridge Racer 5, Timesplitters were amazing.

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FullbringIchigo

Here is a BIG one, Resident Evil 6 is BETTER than Resident Evil 7

to me the entire series up to 7's release wasn't just a survival horror series it was also a campy, over the top b-movie and while it went more action in the last few it was still in keeping with the series as a whole but 7 was just, for want of a better word an Outlast clone, did it make the game scarier, yes but it cost the series it's soul, the series that defined the survival horror/survival action genre is now just following the trend and i am SO glad they have gone back the the Over the Shoulder view for the Resi 2 Remake

Resi 6 over Resi 7

There was nothing wrong with the way FFXIII was, ALL the FF games before it were linear too they hid it better

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KALofKRYPTON

@FullbringIchigo hmmmm... having played neither, I can't really comment.

But as for the series, I don't think I'd call them particularly campy; just not very well acted or animated mostly.

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FullbringIchigo

Unpopular Opinion: wired controllers are better than wireless ones, why no batteries or charging, no latency, nothing to interfere with the signal and no need to sync them, just plug in and play

There was nothing wrong with the way FFXIII was, ALL the FF games before it were linear too they hid it better

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KratosMD

@FullbringIchigo Personally I don't like wired controllers since the wires take up a lot of space on my table. I think rechargeable controllers like the DS4 and Joy-Cons are the best of both worlds. You can charge them while still playing a game on the system, they have short wires (or none at all like the Joy-Cons), and you can also play wirelessly when they're done charging.

I also have an unpopular opinion to state that's coming up right after I finish a certain game. Those who have been reading my posts recently should know exactly what I'm going to write, which will probably upset a lot of people, lol.

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"You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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