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Ralizah

@RogerRoger lol Thank you for that.

So many console gamers act like PC gaming is this massive, complex hassle when, in reality, it's simpler than ever to get into. Really, the worst part is installing your video card drivers. After that, it's pretty easy to just... play stuff. I never have issues with my games. And even though old games can be a pain, services such as GOG help to make them for more accessible on modern systems.

It's brilliant, really: there's no defined generations, you can make one as powerful as your budget allows, buying the right components on sale can net you a pretty decent computer that'll last you for a generation on high/ultra settings for under a thousand dollars, and the sheer amount of software available to play is staggering.

And now that Steam is putting so much effort into supporting various console controllers, you don't even have to worry about playing with a controller you don't like. Xbox, Playstation, and Nintendo controllers are all equally viable for the majority of modern games now.

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RogerRoger

@Ralizah You're very welcome.

I will admit, my biggest problem was trying to get a CD-ROM from 1999 working on this modern machine. Everything else since (now that I know where my monitor's resolution scale settings are) has been pretty much the same amount of effort as making a cup of coffee whilst you wait for a PS4 game's Day One patch to download. I didn't even have to do anything with my "video card drivers" (whatever they are... wait, I might know what that is, actually, and they're a semi-regular auto-update anyway).

There are a couple bits that still frustrate me (taking a screencap in some games is a breeze, but others running at a higher resolution will freeze and sometimes mess up the moment) coming from a "one size fits all" console background, but it's been worth it thusfar.

I'll always get multi-platform new releases on console; that's just where I'm most comfortable, but for checking out some lost gems of yesteryear, I'm okay with being a PC gamer.

Doubt I'll ever use Steam, though, but thanks for the controller tip all the same!

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Arugula

Insomniac games are overrated. And by association exclusive games too.

Arugula

FullbringIchigo

Unpopular Opinion: the Halo series is over rated, now i have played them and i did enjoy them but i just don't think they are the bastions of FPS games that people make them out to be and certainly NOT a console seller

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crimsontadpoles

I agree with IGN's much mocked comment about Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire having too much water.

The wild pokemon in the sea routes are mostly water types, and trainers there are mostly swimmers with water type pokemon. So overall there's a lot of battling with water type pokemon, which gets repetitive. It's even worse with Alpha Sapphire, as the baddies Team Aqua specialise in water types.

FullbringIchigo

@KratosMD the only thing MS seem to give any attention to right now is game pass

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JohnnyShoulder

@KratosMD Popurality does not equate to greatness. The Cheeky Girls were popular but also trash.

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

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themcnoisy

@JohnnyShoulder @FullbringIchigo I agree with @KratosMD Halo was a fantastic series up until Reach (I would even include odst in that statement).

My personal favourites in order are Reach, 2, 1, 3 then odst.

Playing them now post Call of duty, BioShock, Deus Ex Human rev, Destiny and the plethora of battle Royal games it has certainly lost its sheen. But I would argue 1 and 2 were the ultimate coop games for the time. Playing heroic or legendary with your brother or mate was a blast.

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FullbringIchigo

"I pity you. You just don't get it at all...there's not a thing I don't cherish!"

"Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!

JohnnyShoulder

@themcnoisy my first Halo was the 3rd, co-op with my nephew. I had no idea what was going on lol. I really liked Reach but than I don't play a of FPS games.

@FullbringIchigo No, I will not.

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Th3solution

Am I the only one who dislikes it when games have a high emphasis on combo meters? Whether it be an action RPG or a fighting game, I just don’t really get the allure of games that reward stringing together long complex combos during combat. I was considering this issue because I’ve been reviewing 2019’s most highly rated games and deciding which I need to pick up they I missed and DMC 5 came up. I just can’t do the combat in that game, despite how fun it is and how kinetic it feels. I’m just not good at it.

I guess I don’t mind it if there is a mild power up with increased combos and longer combat streaks, but when success in the game is absolutely dependent on it, it’s a put-off for me. Somehow I liked Spider-Man and the Arkham games despite them utilizing this tactic, but at least it wasn’t overly important to get out huge combo meter scores in those games to be able to prevail in combat and progress the story.

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nessisonett

@Th3solution I dunno, I’ve recently got into the DmC series and played 1,3 and 4 (my friends told me to skip 2 as it’s apparently sh*te). Honestly, I mostly ignored the Style meter as I was bad at continuing combos. Other than the occasional reward for a high combo, I wouldn’t say it was that important. I get what you mean about combo meters sometimes being overwhelming though, it really stresses me out that the slightest mistake could be the difference between winning and losing. It reminds me of chasing perfect combos in rhythm games, the pressure can be exciting for some but overwhelming for others. There was a point my heart couldn’t take it anymore 😅

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JohnnyShoulder

@Th3solution Yeah me too, I dislike games when you have string combinations of moves together. I just end up button mashing as I'm no good at the games, which is no fun at all and requires almost no skill. I much prefer the From Software games in that respect.

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Rudy_Manchego

@Th3solution @nessisonett @JohnnyShoulder I have really gotten into these games following a playthrough of Bayonetta 1 and 2 last year but I had to accept that I am just not going to get good scores at all. I am playing DMC5 right now and with one character, I regularly get S rank and then with the remaining two I barely get past a D for Dismal and I still don't get what actually generates these scores or why I am better with one than another. It is sort of demoralizing at first when you feel like you have kicked backside, done some moves and then find out the score tells you that you are terrible. So I just ignore it and enjoy the gameplay and ignore everything else. I still sort of button mash but you do get a little better at it. Just not enough to score high

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nessisonett

@Rudy_Manchego In DmC3 I beat the final boss by spamming a flying kick that he couldn’t counter. SSStylish it certainly was not 😂

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Rudy_Manchego

@nessisonett Well if the game lets you do it then it is a viable strategy!

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DonJorginho

My Unpopular Gaming Opinion:

Rockstar games are a tad overrated, despite my love for them.

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Tjuz

@DonJorginho i would have to agree with that for the most part. My exception is Red Dead Redemption 2, which I found to be every bit as groundbreaking and incredible as reviewers made it out to be. It's the first Rockstar game I've been able to finish as well, and I've tried many others. None of them quite hit the mark for me. I haven't played the first Red Dead Redemption however, so maybe I would love that too.

Tjuz

DonJorginho

@Tjuz I loved the second RDR but would be lying if I thought it was as groundbreaking as reviewers said.

Mission structure felt more aging than ever and the lack of freedom within the missions compared to the freedom of it's astounding open world was jarring for me.

I hope they solve this problem and their terrible control scheme in GTA 6.

And RDR 1 is amazing man, if you adore RDR 2 you will love the first, especially as it acts as a sequel of sorts.

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Tjuz

@DonJorginho For me, the groundbreaking feeling came from the fact that it was the first huge open world I ever felt was truly alive. The first time I ever actually saw a world as a joy to explore rather than a chore or a simple mechanic for me to go from A to B. It's the first time a world didn't feel empty. The first time I felt like there really could be something interesting around every corner, and wasn't filled with copy paste objectives. I think it was also genius to hide the map and not show the entirety of it until you'd been everywhere, as that also rewards exploration rather than making a world feel intimidating. I don't think any other world in gaming that I've tasted comes close to the feel that the RDR2 world gave me, and that's what made the game groundbreaking to me personally.

I understand the criticism towards its mission design and controls, but I didn't experience issues with either myself. I changed settings in the control system the second I started playing to make it feel the best I possibly could, and it felt just fine throughout with what I'd selected. I tend to do this with every game before getting into them properly. The linearity of the mission design was actually a pro to me. I much prefer tight story missions that have a clear vision of what they want the player to do for maximum badassery or narrative effect. I liked that the missions were all pretty small scale, and none really required me to travel the entire world to do things. As you can probably tell, the most important thing to me in gaming is storytelling and worldbuilding. Anything that is even somewhat in service of that I am absolutely fine with. Red Dead Redemption 2 absolutely excelled at both of those things, which helped shape it into a groundbreaking game in my eyes.

I can understand that some people may not look for those things first and foremost in their gaming experiences however, and that certain things that I would accept or prefer would be considered letdowns to others. That's definitely not how I experienced the game though. I've never finished a long story such as this with such urgency, yet felt free to explore and enjoyed doing so. All of the above is why I do view it as a groundbreaking game, and agree with the game's spectacular reviews. I think it's the best game I've played that you can easily pour over a 100 hours into without replaying.

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