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KratosMD

@JohnnyShoulder I do have RE7 in my backlog but I'm not sure if that's a good Resi game for me to start out with. I think I'd appreciate it more if I played some of the other games in the series, like Revelations, RE4 and so on.

I did just find out that the developers of SOMA and Amnesia are the same, which is why I'm interested in Amnesia since I loved the former game.

@andreoni79 It's reassuring to know that Alien has multiple difficulty levels, since I want to play horror games for the atmosphere and tension without having to worry about not having enough bullets or items to complete the game. That's happened to me in REmake and I didn't like the game because of that. So for now, I'll play horror games this way until I've become better at them.

@Th3solution After coming off from Detroit: Become Human a few months back, I think Until Dawn would be a great starting point for me then if it's also like that game. I also prefer psychological horror games so having that mixed with slasher moments (as @JohnnyShoulder mentioned) makes me really want to play this game now.


So in conclusion, I think I'll be starting out with Until Dawn first, then proceed to Alien: Isolation as my next horror game to play after that one. After that, we'll see if I feel like getting Outlast or go back to a regular survival horror game like The Evil Within or one of the Resident Evil games.

I've also got games like Amnesia, Layers of Fear and Detention on my PS Store wishlist, so whenever those games go on sale I'll buy them too.

Anyway, thanks for the helpful input guys. Really appreciate it!

KratosMD

Thrillho

@KratosMD Another +1 vote for Until Dawn from me too. The Telltale style choice making is really well done and cleverly done that the "right" choice can still mess things up for you later on. The story is well done and the voice acting really good. The teen slasher tropes are out in force but also spoofed quite nicely too.

But man, those "hold the controller still" bits were so infuriating.

Thrillho

JohnnyShoulder

@KratosMD I haven't played Resi 5 and 6, and only part of 4(they were too action oriented for my liking). Some Easter eggs or references might have gone over my head, but I didn't feel I was missing anything from Resi 7 by not playing those games. 7 is kinda a soft reboot for the series, so don't feel you have to play the previous games!

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Th3solution

@JohnnyShoulder @KratosMD Yeah, I was actually wondering if I’d like any of these Resi games. I played some of RE5 and some of RE2 (the original). Decent enough, but just not my cup o’ tea. Of any, RE4 looks the most to my liking, and I’ve thought about getting the PS4 remaster, but I fear that it won’t hold up due to antiquated gameplay mechanics. RE2 Remake is probably the best place for me get on the RE wagon; that or RE7 it sounds like is also a decent entry point. I’ll probably only take a dive if one of them ends up free on Plus.

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

KratosMD

@JohnnyShoulder @Th3solution I'm actually not thinking about playing anything before RE4, since those games just haven't aged well at all. Not even Resident Evil 0 or RE1 remake. I've played RE1 remake and it's so bad compared to what you'd expect from survival horror games these days. It's too punishing if you don't have any knowledge of the game beforehand. For example, you're not supposed to pick up everything you come across, you're not supposed to horde items since you get access to an item box way too late and doorknobs can break if you use them too much. Not to mention how you're supposed to deal with enemies in a specific way in order to avoid problems in the future. It's just a complete and utter mess, it's definitely not a good entry point in any way, shape or form.

The consensus now is that RE2 remake, RE4, RE7 and RE: Revelations are the best games in the series and probably the most beginner-friendly too compared to the others. So I really want to start out with either RE4 or Revelations before moving on to the PS4 games, i.e. RE2 and RE7.

But to be honest I'd rather just get The Evil Within 1 and 2 instead, lol. They're made by the same guy who made the first four Resident Evil games and they feel way more disturbing than the Resi games, which is more appealing to me.

KratosMD

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

I'd say REmake is nowhere near as bad as you're making it seem to be @KratosMD having played it recently for the first time ever and knowing nothing about it

Your first item box is a bit further in then I'd like but it's not too bad

Only one doorknob breaks and it's pretty easy to get around Plus it gets fixed permanently later on

I'll give you the picking items up one though it is a "Survival Horror"

0 is VERY bad though due to the switching mechanics mainly that make it very tiring and tedious


Also another one for Until Dawn... Pretty good game overall

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Ralizah

Granted, I've not played RE7 or Zero yet, but REmake beats the pants off of every other game in the series I've played. REmake 2 included. It's meant to be intimidating and forces you to adapt to changing circumstances as you go on. It's one of the few games in this "survival horror" series to actually feel like "survival horror" and not "action with a dash of horror and item management." And, good god, it's the most atmospheric game I've ever played. Only entry in the series I've come across that can compete with the original Silent Hill trilogy.

Until Dawn didn't really work for me. The characters often hang out in the same uncanny valley as some of the people in Horizon: Zero Dawn. Being modeled on B-grade cinema, it's... not particularly good script or story-wise. And I really didn't like how the scope of the game changed as it went on. It turned into something much more generic, IMO. The interactivity and gameplay are pretty limiting as well.

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Ralizah

PSN: Ralizah

kyleforrester87

Yeah Resi 1 remake is absolutely fine, it takes a certain way of playing to make progress but it isn’t so hard. Personally I really struggled with Resi 4 back in the day because I was trying to play it like 1-3, to the extent I didn’t play it for a while and a friend literally had to show me how to do it properly (who knew the knife was useful in a Resi game?!).

I don’t like the character swapping in 0, for some reason this mechanic flat out makes me lose interest in it.

As for Evil Within, I’m a big fan of number 2. Number 1 is okay, pretty confusing and also really quite hard in some areas. I found it harder than any of the resident evil games, anyway. Honestly I’d say skip it, play EW2, and go back to experience EW1 if you like what you played.

And since we’re talking about it I am pretty excited for that Ghostwire Tokyo game, even though we don’t know a whole lot about it.

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kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

RR529

Thinking about what I'm going to get during the summer sale. I have two paydays during it's run, and if I budget roughly $20 per paycheck for the sale, I'll be able to get 4 games out of it (if I pick choices at or around the $10 mark)

The Last Guardian is a sure pick, but for the other three I'm going to have to pick between one of the LEGO games (I'm thinking Jurassic World or Batman 3), Star Wars Battlefront II (no interest in the multiplayer, but the single player could be worth it at this price, plus it'd give me access to the VR bonus mission which looks cool), Unravel 2 (really enjoyed the first one, but not sure how well this one plays as a single player experience), and the Witcher 3 (I think I'm caught up in all the hype surrounding the series thanks to the upcoming Switch port & Netflix series, but I'm not sure if I'm really interested or if it's just FOMO. Still, the big western AAA titles I've played thus far have really suprised me with how much I've liked them, as someone who traditionally prefers Japanese games, so maybe I should give it a chance).

Currently Playing:
Switch - NSMBU Deluxe
PS4 - Moss

Thrillho

Has anyone played the Banner Saga games before? The trilogy is only £16 in the summer sale and it’s a game I’m aware of with good impressions but don’t know much about it.

Thrillho

RogerRoger

@RR529 If you go LEGO, my advice would be to avoid LEGO Jurassic World. It's one of the cheaper, more rushed summer releases from Traveller's Tales, so a lot of the audio is ripped directly from the films and it lacks polish. Whilst older, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is a more complete experience, with a beautifully-voiced original (albeit throwaway) storyline and some genuine, heartfelt fan service. It's not perfect, but bats beat dinosaurs in this showdown.

Also, if you're thinking of the Rogue One X-Wing VR Mission, then that was included in the first EA PS4 Star Wars: Battlefront. As far as I'm aware, Star Wars: Battlefront II doesn't have any VR missions (yet). Campaign is still okay, though, and worth a tenner.

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andreoni79

@Thrillho I played 1 and 2 and it's a solid turn based RPG. For that price I surely reccomend it since it's really well crafted.

Praise the Sun, and Mario too.

Kidfried

@RR529 "Unravel 2 (really enjoyed the first one, but not sure how well this one plays as a single player experience)"

Me too! Still longing to find out about that too. The first one was magnificent, but I just haven't heard enough people singing praise of the sequel yet, for me to go out and buy it.

Kidfried

andreoni79

The recent talk about horror games convinced me to try Until Dawn, especially because an italian retailer is selling now most of the Playstation Hits titles for € 9,00!

Praise the Sun, and Mario too.

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

So I've been watching A LOT of Critical Role rather then gaming cus of the heat here in the UK (and I'm free from work now, on my summer holidays!).

Aside from grabbing the D&D books & pen and paper or that MMORPG Neverwinter (That I'm not really interested in because of it's MMO nature) are there any other D&D or D&D inspired games I could try?

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

"No cost too great. No mind to think. No will to break. No voice to cry suffering" - Hollow Knight

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Ralizah

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy A package containing remastered versions of Planescape: Torment & Icewind Dale will be releasing in the next few months for home consoles, I believe. I've always heard people talk about the quality of the writing in those games (especially Planescape).

Ralizah

PSN: Ralizah

kyleforrester87

I'm panning on picking up the Baldurs Gate, Icewind Dale, NWN, Planescape games as they release. I doubt I'll clear any of them to be honest (it depends how well they've done porting to a controller) but I've dipped my toe some of them in the past and I do enjoy them.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

Th3solution

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy I’ve been playing Borderlands 2 DLC Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon’s Keep and it’s D&D inspired... in a complete parody sort of way. 😜

I’m kidding of course. I know that’s not what you’re looking for.

I think I heard Divinity Original Sin is a D&D inspired RPG. Actually DOS2 is even more so, apparently. Here’s an article:
https://www.gamerevolution.com/features/348615-dungeons-drago...

I’ve been curious to play the DOS games and they are very highly rated, especially this second one. Unfortunately I don’t have a spare 200 hours at this point in my life. 😄

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

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

My LVL 44 Gaige has already beat the keep @Th3solution 😜

Thanks for the info on Divinity Original Sin and the link... I'll take a good look at it later!

Thanks to you too @Ralizah & @kyleforrester87 for the Planescape: Torment & Icewind Dale info!

If anyone has any other suggestions feel free to chime in!

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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

"No cost too great. No mind to think. No will to break. No voice to cry suffering" - Hollow Knight

PSN: GoddessFoxy-E

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