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Tasuki

@carlos82 I actually prefer the Jade Empire.to KoTOR II in fact it was due to Jade Empire being in development the caused Bioware not making KotOR II. If you haven't played it it's one of the must have ones in the original Xbox library.

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carlos82

@Jaz007 @Tasuki cheers guys I'm sold on this now KOTR was one on my favourite games on Xbox but I never got round to this for some reason, another game now for me to look forward to 😁

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Tasuki

@carlos82 Yeah alot of people over looked it which is easy to do. I don't know what the reason is but for some reason it didn't get the push like KotOR did, Mass Effect or Dragon Age but it does have a following. In fact it puzzles me as to why Jade Empire never got a sequel although given the state of Bioware now I would be afraid that it would end up being something like Mass Effect Andromeda and just be trash.

I honest had no clue about the game until a few years ago myself when I bought an original Xbox just to play KotOR. I finished that and was looking up other original Xbox exclusives when I found saw people going on and on about Jade Empire and how good it was so I decided to check it out and it didn't disappoint.

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BAMozzy

May's Games with Gold. MGSv was given as a PS+ IGC game and I had no interest in it then either. Vanquish as a BC game though is the only game I am interested in. Rumours are that a sequel was in production as a MS exclusive (maybe timed or just a false 'rumour') but its the only one I will add.

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JohnnyShoulder

I doubt a sequel for Vanquish would be a MS exclusive after they dumped Platinum for fecking up Scalebound...

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NecuVise

I doubt MS would try having such adventure with Platinum Games after Platinum screwed them over Scalebound so hard.

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BAMozzy

@JohnnyShoulder @NecuVise I am only stating the rumour https://wccftech.com/vanquish-2-xbox-one-exclusive/ - Industry insider Marcus Sellars recently posted a message on Discord revealed that Vanquish 2 is indeed in the works as an Xbox One exclusive game. Nothing else has been said about the matter, but it’s unlikely that it will be directed by Shinji Mikami, as he has left Platinum Games to run his studio, Tango Gameworks, the team behind The Evil Within series.

https://gamerant.com/vanquish-2-xbox-one-rumor/ - Like with any video game rumor, it’s important to take this claim with a grain of salt. Even though Sellars has been accurate in the past, he has offered no evidence to back up his claims that Vanquish 2 is in development in any form. Having said that, if Vanquish 2 is coming to Xbox One as an exclusive, it wouldn’t necessarily be all that surprising.
After all, Microsoft already has an established relationship with Platinum Games. Until its cancellation, Microsoft was producing Scalebound with Platinum Games, which was being positioned as a major console-exclusive. While Scalebound never finished development, it still helped to form a connection between Microsoft and Platinum, which could have opened the door for other collaborations.

Just to prove it wasn't something I made up...

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NecuVise

@BAMozzy it feels to me like you are trying to defend yourself, and there's just no need to do that, as I wasn't attacking you or something like that, I was just expressing my thoughts on the subject. I didn't even cross my mind that you were lying or something like that.

It would be an interesting development, and I would like them to succeed, but it just looks too strange to me.

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carlos82

I played most of Metal Gear Solid V on the PS4 so I'll likely add it but probably never get round to playing it. Vanquish is one of those games I always wanted to play but never got round to so I'll definitely be giving that a go and I always liked the Streets of Rage games.

To be honest I'm struggling to keep up with
excellent bc games such as Witcher 2, Conker, Panzer Dragoon Orta and then Red Dead Redemption, all the while replaying the magnificent Witcher 3 and experiencing it's DLC for the first time.

Damn you Microsoft with all of your bc 4k goodness

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KratosMD

Started playing Max Payne today on the original Xbox. The game has really stiff camera controls for the right stick (maybe it's just my controller now that I think about it), but other than that it feels really good and fun to play. More than I thought, actually. The story absolutely sucks though and sounds like something I made up during middle school back when I used to write "cool" stories, lol. It's extremely cheesy as well. What I can give it credit for is how well it has aged for being a game that came out in 2001. It has auto saving, as well as manual save states at any point which really comes in handy. And the difficulty is not that bad, even though I'm playing it on easy (since easy in games back then is usually considered normal today).

I think it's funny how I'm playing this game right after God of War, since they reference a lot of terms from Norse mythology here, like Valkyrie, Aesir and Ragnarok, lol.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

FullbringIchigo

@KratosMD i have that on the PS2 and if i remember the camera controls were stiff on that version too

might just be how it was back then

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it may be multiplatform now but Final Fantasy & PlayStation will always go hand in hand

KratosMD

@FullbringIchigo Yeah, the game doesn't really let you turn the camera diagonally. You can only turn it either to the left/right or up/down, not both at the same time, which really sucks during "bullet time" or whatever it's called.

But overall, I'm enjoying the game so far. I'm really excited to play the sequels though, especially the third game since that one probably controls really smooth.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

BAMozzy

@KratosMD Camera controls have greatly improved in general so its not surprising that games of that era are 'clunky' or stiff by comparison. At the time, these things weren't so much of an issue because they were the 'norm' or even 'better' than other games of that time. I remember going back to Goldeneye after playing games like CoD4 and can't believe how poor the Aiming was when aiming down sight with a sniper for example - yet that was 'amazing' at the time because it was 'unique' on console. As amazing as Super Mario 64 was, the camera was poor and you could rotate it but only in 90 degree intervals. max Payne was only 5yrs and a console 'generation' later but you also have to remember that 3D gaming like this was also only 5yrs later too. Developers were still getting to grips with developing games in 3D, creating 3D worlds and writing stories too.

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Splat

I'm mildly interested in State of Decay 2. Any of you guys play the first one? I never did. I would have to get on PC since I don't have an X-Box.

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NecuVise

@Splat I played the first one one Steam and enjoyed it a lot. It's a little rough around the edges but after you get used to the game in the first few hours, it gets so interesting and unique. I believe the second one will improve on it and it will be at least as enjoyable as the first one.

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FullbringIchigo

sometimes i love working at a supermarket

i just got DOOM, Battlefield 1, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition and Rise of the Tomb Raider all for the XB1 at £1 each as it's unsalable stock because they have no cases or documentation

bloody brilliant ^_^

Jeremy Brett is still the DEFINITIVE Sherlock

"Don't try to be a great man, just be a man and let history make it's own judgments" - Zefram Cochran

"Hello there!" - Obi Wan Kenobi

it may be multiplatform now but Final Fantasy & PlayStation will always go hand in hand

JohnnyShoulder

@Tasuki That is quite common here in the UK, from my experience though they don't usually stock the greatest range of titles and are usually just the latest chart titles.

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FullbringIchigo

@Tasuki yeah but i think they are stopping soon, at least my store is

@JohnnyShoulder true but like i said they was old stock with no cases so they couldn't sell them to the public and there was a huge pile of about 50 games there but i only had a fiver on me

Jeremy Brett is still the DEFINITIVE Sherlock

"Don't try to be a great man, just be a man and let history make it's own judgments" - Zefram Cochran

"Hello there!" - Obi Wan Kenobi

it may be multiplatform now but Final Fantasy & PlayStation will always go hand in hand

BAMozzy

@FullbringIchigo A lot of Supermarkets will still sell Video games - maybe not in-store but online. Tesco Direct for example still sells Video games and takes pre-orders. Poundland (now incorrectly named as a fair few products now cost more than £1) sells video games too - limited selection and 'old' stock but you may find the odd bargain if you missed these releases.

I have seen Supermarkets sell off games without official boxes and or paraphernalia that comes with them. Often the take the game out of the case for display and some 'idiot' steals those boxes (maybe for some cosmetic DLC code or because their box/code was damaged/used) and so the supermarkets are left with just the game. Therefore they sell the games off cheap rather than lose money completely. It may not matter to some that the game doesn't have a box or come with any 'codes', but I could never buy these. It messes too much with my OCD as I like to see my games collection grow with the 'official' boxes and box art.

@Tasuki Doesn't Walmart sell Video Games? Isn't that a supermarket? Supermarkets here don't just sell 'groceries and household cleaning products' but also clothes, TV's and other electronics inc Beauty, mobiles etc. It does depend on the size of the store and these can vary from a 'small' convenience store up to a massive 'department' warehouse so it can depend on location but they also have online ordering with different 'departments' - like a grocery section, a clothing section or an electronics (that also include gaming) section.

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