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RogerRoger

@Trisque That's cool, replays aren't for everyone (which is why I was cautious with that advice). If you do ever make it to the big finale, I'd love to know what you think of it, good or bad, but there's no shame in walking away from a game if you're not feeling it. Forget about what the critics and masses might say otherwise. Life's too short; play what you enjoy!

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Jaz007

@themcnoisy I forgot about the sidequests. Whoever decided loot boxes should be a reward in that game is insane. Horizon has some of the worst quest reward of any game I’ve ever played. I wish I was exaggerating.
Funnily enough, this does make me want to play some more of the game enjoy the combat/hunting, though.

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themcnoisy

@Jaz007 Lootboxes?

I can't remember the rewards, like at all! I can remember the overall world and trying to take on that massive Hawk in the mountains. As for opening rewards, I have no idea. Did the equipment come in normal, rare and epic variants or something like that?

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nessisonett

@themcnoisy You’d get sh*te reward boxes that contained a random amount of materials. It was.. inconsequential at best.

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JohnnyShoulder

@nessisonett A roll of copper wire and a bag of bolts for Aloy for defeating that 20ft robot Dino. Yeah, thanks for that, ya bozo.

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Jaz007

@themcnoisy You got crates of different levels that have random materials. They’re so stupid they don’t even feel worth opening. There was no good feeling or consistency to it as the fact that you can’t remember them shows lol.

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themcnoisy

@nessisonett @Jaz007 @JohnnyShoulder ahhh yes, I recall now.

It's weird actually games from the PS1 and earlier I remember a lot. More recent games wade into this middle ground of generecism. So similar. I struggle to remember game mechanics. Probably why I enjoy the likes of The Witness, Fez and Rocket League so much.

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Arugula

Interesting following this Horizon piece. I'm not a massive fan of combat in anything so the fact it's cited as a large positive is probably crucial to my criticisms.

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Ralizah

@Jaz007 lmao By the time I was done with the game, I had about a dozen boxes that just stayed in my inventory because I was already maxed out on the stuff inside of them. Nobody ever gave me Blaze canisters, despite half the weapons eating through my supply of the stuff like a fat boy in a candy shop. Although harvest arrows + abusing the blast wire challenge made the stuff easy enough to grind out.

I will say this, though: no game, before or sense, has had quest rewards that feel as poorly balanced or pointless as the ones in The Witcher 3. There is zero sense in completing non-main story related side-quests in that game and, past a certain point, zero reason to engage in monster contracts.

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Jaz007

@Ralizah I’ve played over 100H and while gear rewards are kinda stupid, money feels just tight enough that it’s a decent reward and you feel like you need it. The quests are also a million times more interesting than Horizon’s too.

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nessisonett

@Jaz007 Yeah, I played every side quest in the Witcher 3 for story reasons. Rewards were mostly useless but they were 99% brilliant in terms of the actual story. Horizon had default Sim #5 badly lip sync telling you to go to a map marker so they can be largely useless against the enemies you fight.

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TheFrenchiestFry

@nessisonett The lip syncing in Horizon makes Aloy look more robotic than Markus, Kara and Connor from Detroit Become Human, who are literally androids

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sentiententity

An opinion of mine is that many indie games are pointlessly difficult to the point of being a bad game design choice.

Hollow Knight, Hyper Light Drifter, and others I can't remember at this time are within this description.

Being "old school" is not good reasoning as old games were designed to suck down quarters or artificially make very short games appear longer. We've moved on from that.

I'm not saying designers are obligated to make things accessible to general audiences. But games are for fun and leisure, and to be praised as a masterpiece and design choices that result in absurd roadblocks take it down a few notches to "average" quality. Not bad, but not successful in all aspects necessary.

Like an eccentric director who sticks annoying crap in an otherwise good movie.

Rant over. Thank you for your time.

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BowTiesAreCool

ALOY HAS THE EXACT SAME FACE AS ZAC EFFRON

Now you can't unsee it, sorry.

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nessisonett

@sentiententity I can’t say Hollow Knight or Hyper Light Drifter fall into that category but Cuphead definitely leans slightly too hard into frustration at times. I think people get different things out of games and personally I quite like a challenge. That being said, I like it when games are fair and when devs tip the scales for difficulty’s sake, I do not like that at all.

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Kidfried

@nessisonett @sentiententity Cuphead is super fair. You can learn any boss' pattern, and then you can beat them. Bosses always do the same amount of damage, so it's not like they have cheap one hit kills or anything. With items you can tweak the kind of battle you want. And there is not a single bullet or hit you can't avoid at any given moment. And the battles never last longer than three minutes. Even the hitboxes are quite fair and easy to learn.

I have a hard time, a really hard time naming anything that isn't fair about the game.

nessisonett

@Kidfried It’s specifically the run and gun levels that drag it down for me. I loved the game but those levels felt cobbled together, as if they threw together frustrating mechanics to see what stuck. It’s more that when I finished those levels I reacted with ‘thank f*ck it’s over’ rather than ‘wow I’m so proud of myself’. Although I take back what I said about Hollow Knight, I’ve been doing some optional content that is... not fun.

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RogerRoger

Kidfried wrote:

Opinion: 70 euro for a new game is a fine price.

@Kidfried Given that we're all folks who understand the nature of games development, then sure, I think you'll find a lot of support for that opinion around here (myself included).

It's the people who just see a box and a disc who'll have problems with a higher price.

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nessisonett

@RogerRoger The problem more lies in 70 dollars, euros and pounds just not being the same price. 70 dollars, sure I’d pay that but 70 pounds is a premium product. For games to be that price and still include lootboxes, bugs or just not be very good? That’s a lot of money down the drain. Even more games will slip into obscurity now as you’ll only pay for the big exclusives. This is where services like Game Pass will scoop up smaller games that wouldn’t get a look in otherwise.

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