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Topic: What PS4 Games Are You Currently Playing?

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TheBrandedSwordsman

@Th3solution And yeah, just taking a break from Drake's Fortune, an infinite break haha - I seriously don't like the lack of aim assist in that game. Just didn't work for me. I'm dyspraxic and can']t free aim with a controller in shooters.

"Ten thousand toadstools, with right purchase, could lift a man, I suppose. But what good would it do?"

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MaulTsir

So completed Final Fantasy VII remake on Normal, a brief summary while the credits role and the nostalgia kicks in, WoW what a truly awesome game I've just played. I enjoyed playing this game alot and I can't wait to play he next one.

I'll give a more indepth review/thoughts when I have more time.

MaulTsir

Th3solution

@TheBrandedSwordsman Ah, I see. I don’t remember aim assist being in any of the Uncharteds, but I don’t always use it myself. I’m also not opposed to using it either. Depending on the game, sometimes the free aim can feel unwieldy. Did UC4 and UC2 have aim assist? You made it through those fine before.

Speaking of aim assist, RDR and RDR2 have a generous aim assist if you’re looking for a narrative third person shooter with relatively easy aiming. At its fullest, the aim lock-on is pretty automatic so long as you get in the general vicinity of the enemy. The story also setting is open-world Western, which may not be your preference, but the games are excellent.

@MaulTsir Congrats on beating FF7R. I need to get to that but I’ve decided to wait on the Intergrade release for PS5. Looking forward to it.

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TheBrandedSwordsman

@Th3solution With regard to the Uncharted series, I am unsure about UC2 but definitely found it easier than 1, and I don't think I played it as part of the Nathan Drake collection, got it as a stand-alone a few years ago. In terms of RDR and RDR2, those games appeal to me but RDR seems unavailable on the ps store, unless you can provide me with a link? and RDR2 is going for silly money.

Edit: UC4 and LL definitely had aim assist.

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"Ten thousand toadstools, with right purchase, could lift a man, I suppose. But what good would it do?"

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Jimmer-jammer

@TheBrandedSwordsman glad to hear you’re enjoying it! Talismans can be useful as well. I used the sloth talisman on a couple bosses I was struggling with. Not quite a get out of jail free card but very helpful.

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Th3solution

@TheBrandedSwordsman You’re correct that the original RDR is only on PS3 (as far as Sony platforms go.). You can play it on PS4 through PS Now, but I think I read that it doesn’t quite run as smoothly through the streaming service. Fans have been clamoring for a true PS4 remaster, but I don’t think we’ll get it.

RDR2 can be played on its own, but like a lot of sequels (well, actually it’s a prequel to the first game) you’ll miss out on a few subtle references to the events and people of the first game. It’s definitely not a requirement to have played the original game and RDR2 can be played on its own, even more so independently than playing the Uncharted games out of order.

RDR2 is a really long game though and it has a few pacing problems, with an huge open world and it took me around 80+ hours to finish. The third person cover shooting is quite a bit easier, but the loads of other activities and side quests make for a lot of time wandering the world and slow-paced exploring. It takes a really large commitment to get the full appreciation, so it would be good to check some online videos to see if it would even be in your wheelhouse. The narrative is quite fantastic though, even if it’s a slow burn. And yeah, it’s held it’s price still so might be best waiting for a deep sale if it looks like it appeals to you.

Either way, I think you’re set for now with Nioh. I’ll be curious how it goes the further you get into it. Maybe I’ll try it again someday.

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nessisonett

@Th3solution @TheBrandedSwordsman Red Dead 2’s currently going for £15 in CEX!

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MaulTsir

So I completed Final Fantasy VII Remake the other day but did have to much time to talk about it sooooo.....

Thats how you make a Remake! I must admit I'm someone who wasn't overly keen on all the remakes of the last generation or at least how many there was, but this game I'm really glad it got re made. Now I've played the original twice, once as a teenager and once about 3-5 years ago I my late 20's but this new Remake is my favourite I like it better for alot of reasons.

The characters were so much better, more fleshed out, felt more human, getting to see the other avalanche members was alot better and made the story fell more real/life like. Cloud was so much better, more relatable more personality, while playing through the story I felt more personally invested in him. Obviously the much updated graphics help in this with facial expressions and such. Loved both Tiffa and Areith.

Combat I enjoyed it was a good experience, free flowing but still had that tactical element to it. I didn't think it was ever really challenging on normal(obviously not tried had yet) but it didn't ruin the experience, I think people who don't like challenging combat would be able to handle it comfortably. Plenty of different types of enemies as well so it always felt quite fresh.

Story was I think excellently done, I was abit worried about some of the changes I'd heard of but actually playing the game like I say I prefer this one, the new elements worked really well. Some of the cutscenes where fantastic.

Overall I would give it a 8.5/10, definitely one of the best ps4 games, a few minor things that I would say stopped it being a solid 9, would of liked a bit more control of the party because it felt a bit to linear as in it always left you with the perfect party for each situation, I would of liked to swap in and out abit more just a personal thing, would of been abit more challenging/tactical if you could try different parties, also it didn't really feel like each character differentiated that much in battle mabye it does on hard. Also the dancing chapter just wasn't for me, a real jrpg moment or just catering to the west but I really felt like it took away from the games story and theme, luckily the next chapter is quite strong and pulled me right back in.

Can't wait for the next installment.

MaulTsir

Thrillho

@MaulTsir I’m glad you enjoyed it! But what did you make of the ending??

The combat in hard was more enjoyable for me and characters did feel more different as you end up swapping between them much more. The lack of MP means that you end up with more dedicated healers/magic users but you also need to rely on healing and attaching abilities of the characters more too.

I just wish there was a way to save or swap material load outs between characters!

Thrillho

MaulTsir

@Thrillho I personally really liked the ending, I enjoyed the whole re-telling alot it also makes for interesting theories of where they are taken the story next.

Areiths connection to Sephiroth is interesting she is obviously more important and essential to the story, the whisperers where good also and there is an interesting part in which when the bought Barrett back to life, Red says something along the lines that Barrett isn't supposed to die YET. The battle with Sephiroth and Jenova coming much earlier is also interesting. And the biggest one Zack being alive well like I said earlier Areith is for reasons still to be seen alot more essential to the plot of this re-telling so makes sense and for a much more interesting narrative. I am excited for the next one.

Also on a side note chapter 17 and 18 are essentially just endless boss fights 🤣 I got to a point where I thought I was trapped in a endless loop of boss fights lol

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MaulTsir

TraCuz-

@MaulTsir My man! Congrats! I agree with everything you said there, what were some of your favorite moments in the game?
Some of mine: Anytime Marlene was on screen, first time summoning felt epic, first time using starshower as Tifa, the museum scene, and the song that plays at the end. Least favorite: I absolutely despise the platforming section with the mechanical hands.

On your note about party limitations with customization I think that decision was made here to make the story more cohesive in the setting of this remake, something to reestablish all the core lore for veterans and newcomers alike. My thoughts are that Square held our hands to reset the foundation, and I feel in the next game that customization will be there to some extent. I really do wonder how they'll handle it though with all the cutscenes and stuff. Maybe a cutscene involving Cloud, Aerith, and Barrett will still play as intended even though your party consists of Cloud, Red, and Tifa. Either way I can't wait and I'm showing up day 1! Happy you got to relive FF7 in this amazing remake

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MaulTsir

@TraCuz- thanks man, it really was a blast!

My favourite parts: Anything with Tifa or Aerith in they just stole the show on most cutscenes, Jessie was a strong character too. Getting to see a better side of Cloud. Summoning always felt awesome. Loved the battle with the whispers at the end. The Ghost train was a particularly good chapter and I liked chapter 4.

Yeah I agree with you that the party selection was obviously more to fall in line with the story it would of been weired to just have a character show up for battle even though they weren't their, I wonder if they'll give more choice in the next one or if it will be more split parties like the later chapters. Either way looking forward to the next.

MaulTsir

JohnnyShoulder

@MaulTsir Glad you enjoyed it! I was the same with the changes they made, I thought it was brave and risky to do what they did to such a beloved game. And this way, I'm really excited and intrigued to see what happens next, rather than being just looking forward to a remake of game I already know what happens.

My favourite part was rescuing Red XIII from the lab. He was probably my favourite character from the original, so was buzzing to see him realised in this new game engine.

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Thrillho

@TraCuz- It's incredible the mechanical hand section made it into the game seeing as it has such a unanimous hatred for it

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