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tobibra

Got a PS4 pro last week. Started playing this Monday. Bad first experience that will stick with for a while, dunno if it was the console or the disc, but my Japanese release of Kandagawa Jet Girls won't start the story mode. Always get an error and kicked out of the game, so gave up on it in the end.

Currently playing Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash (got the Japanese Sunshine box release), so far no problems. And the game is fantastic. Done a bunch of story missions dor all the teams.

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KratosMD

Just finished the first episode of Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Legacy of the First Blade and it's starting off very interesting. Also, gotta admit that I'm liking the episodic structure of it since it feels more satisfying to complete the DLC in chunks rather than in its entirety. It just feels better to set up smaller goals rather than one large goal spanning dozen of hours. I just spent 2-3 hours completing story and side missions and I've done pretty much all there is to do in the first episode and it feels great! I'm very glad they went with this structure.

Although I can't help but feel like this DLC is "more Assassin's Creed" than the entire base game, lol. It feels like that because they've introduced an actual assassin who is fighting against "The Order", i.e. the Templars. At first I thought the Cultists of Kosmos (the main villains in the base game) were supposed to represent the Templars, but according to in-game lore, The Order doesn't seem to have any affiliation to them at all. Really strange but I think it's good they went with an original concept for the base game while bringing up the previous one in additional content.

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andreoni79

I need a little help on the tech side: I'm playing The Last Of Us again right now and I've tried different audio settings (I've no sorround...) but I still have the same problem: as soon as an NPC turns the corner, it sounds like the voice comes from underwater and I can't understand what it says... Any suggestion?

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Praise the Sun, and Mario too.

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Skoda

because last of us is story driven game, whats the replay value?

Skoda

JohnnyShoulder

@andreoni79 Turn the subtitles on?

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Thrillho

@Skoda Not a lot unless you’re trophy hunting I suppose. I’m thinking of a replay before the second game to go through the story but I haven’t played it since the PS3 days.

Thrillho

andreoni79

Only now, at my third playthrough of TLOU I noticed an error with localization: the verb "to play" in english refers to many kind of actions while in italian there are many different verbs: one referring to play a game, another when referring to play a music instrument, another when you play a part ecc.
Ellie, watching a chessboard, use the verb "suonare" which is the italian for "to play a music instrument". That could happen only when translators and dubbers work without watching the scene. Hope this won't happen in the sequel.

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RogerRoger

@andreoni79 Because I'm allergic to subtitles, I often feel my heart sink when I realise a game's audio balance is off-kilter (or simply not made for my particular choice of home set-up). Whilst I've never played The Last of Us, I've played many a game where dialogue is muffled because a character or NPC has turned around, walked away, etc. and it's frustrating as heck. No matter how much I lower sound effects and music sliders, sometimes it's inescapable; seems to be most common during the latter PS3 era, as developers bundled in on the idea of games being playable movies.

Whenever I play a new, story-driven game for the first time, I grab headphones so that I've got the best chance of catching everything (don't mind missing snippets during replays, when I broadly know what's going on and can therefore fill in the gaps).

Of course, none of that will help if the localisation is making the kinds of mistakes you mention! I wonder what kinda tune you could get out of a chessboard...?

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nessisonett

@andreoni79 I find stuff like that fascinating. Translators should really be given context for that exact reason but they must be so careful when it comes to spoilers getting out, especially when it comes to games like TLOU!

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

JohnnyShoulder

@RogerRoger As much as I hate subtitles, if the sound is continually that bad there are times I would rather not put headphones on, I usually give in and put the subtitles on.

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

There is no longer a good time to release a game. There are only less s**t times to release a game

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

RogerRoger

@JohnnyShoulder That's fair. Even with headphones, there are times in some action games where no amount of volume-tweaking is gonna help (case in point, I missed a couple of mid-fight quips during a particularly busy brawl in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions earlier).

I just hate how distracting subtitles can be, for me at least. Particularly during our current generation, where your average HUD is already cluttered with a myriad of teeny fonts.

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nessisonett

I play every game with subtitles and honestly don’t know any different. Skyrim had them on by default when I first played it and my mind just doesn’t work that way while playing games, I don’t take in audio well. That’s probably why minor errors stand out to me.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Arugula

Star Wars. I forgot the name but it's the latest one. The music is an absolute standout. And BD-1, so cute. General animation is a bit wonky and there appears to be some pretty serious input lag.

Arugula

nessisonett

boots up REmake
“I wonder why I haven’t played this in years?”
leaves save room
“Christ” as there’s a Hunter camped outside and gives me a bloody heart attack
quietly closes game

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JohnnyShoulder

@Arugula Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order. I'm always baffled when people can't remember what game they are currently playing. If you are an OAP then you have a pass. Everyone else, sort it out! 😂

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There is no longer a good time to release a game. There are only less s**t times to release a game

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

Th3solution

@nessisonett @RogerRoger @JohnnyShoulder @andreoni79 I prefer not playing with subtitles because it can distract from seeing the characters and on screen action if your eyes are focused on the bottom of the screen. I have also found times when the audio dialog delivered by the voice actor or actress is slightly different from the subtitle. I can only assume it occurs when the actor is going off script and improvs a line and the transcribers don’t pick up on it. It can be off-putting and pull you out of the scene if it happens. I have occasionally enabled subtitles if the accents are hard to understand or if I don’t have my headphones on.

But yes, headphones ftw! I hardly ever play without them. It’s much more immersive to me and audio quality is significantly better.

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JohnnyShoulder

@Th3solution I have quite a beefy soundbar and subwoofer, yes headphones are more immersive (in some games) but I find the sound quality better win my setup. I only usually use my headphones when I'm gaming in the morning so as not to disturb my neighbours, plus I don't like the feeling of having them clamped on my head all the time. There are not that many games that fully utilise stuff like 3D Audio and then you need the headphones that support the tech too.

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

There is no longer a good time to release a game. There are only less s**t times to release a game

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

Octane

I'm currently playing through The Last of Us again. Just reached the Fall chapter. I played it on easy when it came out I think. It's a bit harder than I remember. I expected to breeze through it, but I keep running out of bullets. I'm pretty much always stocked up on resources and items, so maybe I should use those more often.

Don't know if anyone remembers the hotel in Pittsburgh, the one with the elevator drop and the generator in the cellar. That part got my heart racing, it's just as scary as I remember it to be. Managed to avoid all the clickers and the bloater that spawns after you turn on the generator, but it was still very intense lol.

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jdv95

@Octane ah yes the hotel basement.

the part that feels more like horror than apocalyptic drama.

i'm ready for part 2's infected encounters to always feel like that. they realy doubled down on those for the game!

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