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« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2016, 08:10:06 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 18, 2016, 06:11:25 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on May 18, 2016, 03:23:38 PM

In response to a question posted yesterday, you are restricted to two weapons, a pistol and a primary gun (or crossbow). But the modular weapon system allows that pistol to be an SMG or a silenced pneumatic gun, and that rifle can be a sniper gun or an assault rifle or even a grenade launcher. Obviously the crossbow isn't going to fulfill the same needs as the rifle, but I've found the crossbow is an excellent choice for the Yellow (stealthy) Zone while the rifle works best in the Red Zone, where no civilians are allowed and it's open combat.

From what I saw in the Giant Bomb Quicklook you can change up your weapons on the run at any time, so you effectively have all the weapons from a sniper rifle to assault rifle to shotgun and grenade launcher all in one at the press of a button/menu.  You just seem to have the two categories of small arms (pistol, smg, etc) and medium (rifles, etc).

It's not quite that simple. I've now also bought the assault rifle, which is a different weapon than the battle rifle. I haven't bought the shotgun yet. So now, besides my pistol/SMG, I can carry either the crossbow or the battle rifle or the assault rifle. I can only change my primary weapon at a gun shop, which are all over the map, but sometimes not easy to get to. The pistol you always carry.

For the battle rifle, think M-14 semi-auto as the basic weapon. You can swap out modules on it to covert it to a bolt action sniper rifle. Or you can convert it to a grenade launcher with a five round magazine. And of course the ancillary attachments give me a muzzle brake, bipod, laser pointer, telescope sight, reflex sight, holographic sight and it can also open beer bottles and play ragtime music. OK, the last two items may not be true icon_wink

The assault rifle, on the other hand, think M-16 or AK-47 with full auto. It can be converted to an LMG or a limpet mine shooter. And it has the same ancillary items as the battle rifle.

The cross bow probably has some conversion, but I've been basically using it as is with a reflex sight.
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« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2016, 04:34:11 AM »

I played a good chunk of this today and have enjoyed it.  I have played on the default difficulty and have completed 2 of 3 zones I have found.  2 of those were red zones, one was yellow.  I'll get to the ways they differ in a bit.

Yes, it is a bit Far Cry, mixed with Dying Light's parkour/world navigation.  Yes, it is a bit hard at the start, but I feel a lot of that is due to how people play it.  It's more FC2 in that if you run around in the open you will be shot at from all angles and end up dead.  You don't get unlimited health, nor regen, which I like.  Health is found or bought and rarely found on enemies/allies.  You are expected to use hit and run tactics and use your allies.  You can recruit 3 of them and have them follow you around.  They are not smart but do not randomly engage.  Think of them like a squad you set up to cause havoc so you can flank/sneak past.  TBH, I feel like there is a certain point when in a zone where the game goes from hard to too easy.  Once you have won the hearts and minds, aka, morale, of the zone, and taken a good chunk of the enemy camps, you are basically uncontested and can also expect allies to join in when you get into fights.  In the yellow zone, this is even more apparent as rioting breaks out and enemy presence goes to defensive mode. 

Your weapons are set up with the main, sidearm and eventually, rocket launcher.  As been said, you can adjust your weapons on the fly, although it does take a few seconds and can leave you dead if you pick a bad spot/time to modify the gun.  Your modifications are 3 per variant.  Battle Rifle/Marksman/Freedom Launcher, Assault/LMG/Limpet mine launcher, Shotgun/Assault shotgun/Inferno gun and Crossbow/Flamethrower/Blunderbuss.  You need to go to a weapon's cabinet to change your main, so no swapping shotgun for assault rifle mid battle.  Beyond that, you have the attachments to buy, gear for your character, and unlocked equipment/weapons via KPA points (basically awarded for certain outposts) and consumables.  You can also upgrade the weapon's handling and reload speeds.  In some outposts, you can also take on side missions (basically kill x with y, take pictures of x, find y on the map) which pay out cash and expand the game beyond run and shoot.

Early on, I found it tough going with only the SMG, but once I got the battle rifle, I was able to hold my own and still use it as my main due to it's damage output compared to the AR. 

Now, I have found the red zones fun in their own right, but yellow zone is where the game should have begun.  Here you have to play it more like a stealth game, especially early on.  You can holster your weapon and are encouraged to mingle with civilians and can also hide in some dumpsters and outhouses.  Cameras are everywhere and if shot out, result in a patrol to investigate.  If spotted, the reinforcements come and you have a limited amount of time to either hide, run or take out any NKA around to reduce the alert.  Enemy AI is decent and will generally investigate both vertically and horizontally from your last position, but not so godlike that you taking out a lone sniper brings the whole army down on your head.  You also have to raise that morale up, and you have a handful of ways to do so, with x number counting up to a point.  Then it lets you trigger a full riot in the zone and the NK goons go on the defensive.  The RC bomb is fun here and vital.

As for a review, I am enjoying it as a rough Far Cry like game with decent gunfights and content, but expect to see a lot of bland environments, both in the red and yellow zones.  I don't know how much of the game I have finished in 13 hours, but I feel like maybe another zone will be after the one I am in.  It's not stand out in any regard but is not broken, at least for the R9 290 setup I have. 
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« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2016, 06:07:26 PM »

Cool, glad to hear you guys are both enjoying it.  I don't need anything amazing if it has fun open world gameplay mixed with good gunplay and stealth. 

I often find that I enjoy "mediocre" games more than big budget ones because they just fit my playstyle more.
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« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2016, 07:32:01 PM »

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You don't get unlimited health, nor regen, which I like.  Health is found or bought and rarely found on enemies/allies. 

I like this too. It makes the player do more planning... do I have enough health kits to continue, or do I need to go find a cache (or whatever they call it) and get another one?

About the only thing I think is bad/useless is the jobs board. I have two jobs, photograph generators being moved and photograph drone launchers,  and I've yet to actually see either of them. I have completed some jobs, but some like these I've either not found the items or am missing them in plain sight. Not a big deal anyway, I get enough money in other ways.

I've thirteen hours in and I've now reached the Ashgate Yellow Zone. This is my second full yellow zone (not counting the one in the upper right corner of the map) and it's a prettier looking area that the first one. And it also plays a bit different, the KPA isn't as dominate.

Another cool thing I've found about the game is the way the people change as you rack up the Hearts & Minds points. Down when it's near zero everyone is moping around, but as the H&M points accumulate the people start getting feisty. It took me a while to understand the H&M system, but I think it's pretty clever. You don't have to find every radio or take out all the armored cars; you can mix and match. I thought the max numbers on the H&M display represented the number you had to get, but now I realize it's the max number in each category that will applied to the H&M calculation. For instance, you don't need to get any radios if you get other stuff, but once you reach that max of ten radios, there's no point in going for any more.
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« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2016, 03:56:36 AM »

OK, I'm stuck on this objective: (click to enlarge)





I've got those two snipers left to get rid of. However, the one to the lower right is way up on a building and crouched down below cover. The one on the upper left, while not as high up, is also crouched and I can't get a line on him. Any suggestions on how to solve this particular objective? It's the first time I've run into snipers that just won't show themselves.
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« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2016, 02:27:09 PM »

I'm really hoping this goes on sale soon, I'd like to pick it up.  I'm kind of surprised it hasn't already given the fairly low sales I've seen reported on all platforms.
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« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2016, 04:13:57 AM »

And that's it, thirty hours to complete the campaign, and the last 45 minutes was a fantastic multi-scenario final mission. And a definite thumbs-up from me.
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« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2016, 12:34:30 PM »

Sweet, just getting started with this as my current "limited amount of PC gaming time" game.  icon_cool
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« Reply #48 on: June 10, 2016, 09:25:53 PM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on June 10, 2016, 12:34:30 PM

Sweet, just getting started with this as my current "limited amount of PC gaming time" game.  icon_cool

I would definitely recommend that you don't speed through the campaign game, go for the secondary objectives, quests and jobs. Some of the secondary quests, like finding all the hidden caches, aren't worth the trouble of finding every one, but definitely go for the enemy strike points, strongholds and all the other diamond symbol shaped items on the map. Not only do you get new bases, but each one requires a different approach (or at least you can try different approaches on each). I did find the job boards kind of a waste of time, but that might just be me.

Also, every "puzzle" in the game has a solution which while sometimes may not be obvious or easy, are never "gamey" or gimmicky. I can say no more without giving away spoilers, but if you have questions post them here.
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« Reply #49 on: June 11, 2016, 05:01:19 PM »

Thanks. Silly question perhaps in this day and age but now I'm wondering if there is anything in the way of a manual or guide for the game? My character is fully aware of the current situation and what the zones are - red, yellow, whatever - but me myself, the person playing the character has no freaking clue yet. Just hooked up with the underground folks, have a gun and am going out into a "Red Zone" for the first time. Anything you found that helped?
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« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2016, 05:28:16 PM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on June 11, 2016, 05:01:19 PM

Thanks. Silly question perhaps in this day and age but now I'm wondering if there is anything in the way of a manual or guide for the game? My character is fully aware of the current situation and what the zones are - red, yellow, whatever - but me myself, the person playing the character has no freaking clue yet. Just hooked up with the underground folks, have a gun and am going out into a "Red Zone" for the first time. Anything you found that helped?

No, there's no manual, but the early journal entries do give you an idea on how to play the game. In the first few missions in the first Red Zone there will be a lot of hand-holding, telling you what you needed to do, but a lot of the early game consists of doing something and realizing that doing it isn't a good way to stay healthy nod. Explore a lot, as you get near new items they will show up on your phone map (I guess it would be called "KPA-oogle map"). There's a bit of role-playing here; you are a new guy in this Philadelphia revolution group, just image it in real life, go slowly and keep your head down.

And avoid the beams from the airships. If they spot you, every KPA trooper in the area wants to kill you. If you get spotted, run, or better yet, grab a motorcycle and head for the tunnel.
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« Reply #51 on: July 11, 2016, 03:28:48 PM »

They have and the first two of the free Resistance Mode maps.

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We are excited to announce that the first of two new missions will be joining Resistance Mode today!

“Three Birds” and “Triage” will be added today in patch 1.06 on all platforms, which will also see other fixes and improvements as part of our continuous post-launch support. And as promised, these and all future Resistance Mode missions will be available to everyone for free.

Full Patch 1.06 Notes:
- Resistance Mode Map Pack #1 - 2 new missions, titled "Triage" & "Three Birds" are included
- Fix for missing map icons in Ashgate
- Fix for a vehicle blocking the SAM launcher convoy
- Performance optimisation on the mini map
- Save stall optimisation
- Autosave disabled on revive
- Animation performance optimisation
- Lighting optimisation
- Vehicle creation optimisation
- General bug fixes in Resistance Mode
- Fix for multiple binded keys being changed

Three Birds

The KPA are using their Duster drones as weapons of terror against the civilian population. We have to show people the Resistance can protect them. We believe the Dusters are operating out of Elmtree, we need to find them and destroy them.

Triage

Resistance hospitals are in desperate need of medical supplies. Your team is being sent to rendezvous with the Eagles in enemy territory and recover supplies, just don’t expect the KPA to stand by while you do it.

I picked this up during the Steam sale and I'm actually really excited to get to it after I finish off The Technomancer. 
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« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2016, 05:42:37 PM »

For anyone interested in this game at a cheaper price, it's available in the Amazon Prime sale for $25 for PC, XB1 or PS4.
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« Reply #53 on: September 01, 2016, 04:08:48 PM »

Not that anybody is still playing this besides me, but they just released their 2.0 "Performance Patch".  In my initial testing it does seem to make the game significantly smoother overall.

Plus a couple new maps for the co-op Reistance Mode and some other stuff.

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2 New Resistance Mode Map ‘Boom Patrol’ & ‘Indy Forever’
Save Stall Reduction
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- Spawning Optimisations
- Checkpoint Save Optimisations
- Lighting and Particle Optimisations

Bug fixes and stability improvements including:
- Fix for intermittent issue in which a box could get stuck preventing Medical Supplies Strikpoint completing correctly
- Fix for enemies not spawning correctly on occasion preventing Old Town Apartment Strikepoint completing correctly
- Fix for padlocks not being able to be destroyed in certain situations preventing Car Park Chop Shop Strikepoint to be completed
- Fix for black screen sometimes occurring following Aftermath mission and cinematic cutscene’s
- Fixed an issue with some players losing equipment when continuing save game from a previous patch
- Fixed a further issue some players experience with the SAM launcher becoming blocked in End Game

New Resistance Mode Features:
- Added ‘Guerrilla Score’ system to indicate a player’s overall experience in the game. Players can earn Guerrilla score by ranking up characters, completing missions on increasing difficulties, earning new citations and increasing a characters ‘Renown’.
- Added ‘Renown’ system to reward continued play with a character at the rank cap. All XP gained at max rank contributes towards a character’s renown, increase their Renown to earn more Guerrilla Score and Armory crates.
- Added the ability to set Resistance Mode character name with more than basic English characters
- Updated Resistance Mode End of Mission display to better present end of match rewards
- Resistance Mode bug fixes and stability improvements
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« Reply #54 on: September 01, 2016, 04:12:25 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 01, 2016, 04:08:48 PM

Not that anybody is still playing this besides me...
Now you know how felt when I used to post more regularly here. I finally got tired of replying to myself.  icon_biggrin

It's nice they're still updating it.
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« Reply #55 on: September 01, 2016, 04:28:31 PM »

For any folks who didn't buy the game, but were curious and checked out this thread, I can definitely recommend it. There are stealthy sections and shoot-em-up sections and the game actually has a nice flow to it. It's open world but not with endless side missions and collectables, just decently sized maps that are fun to explore. It's one of the few big world first person shooters that I felt like I wanted to complete all the way. I completed it in about twenty-some hours and felt I got my money's worth.
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« Reply #56 on: September 08, 2016, 06:07:17 PM »

If anyone is interested, the game is free to play on Steam this weekend, starting now through sometime Sunday, check out the store page.
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« Reply #57 on: September 12, 2016, 11:46:47 PM »

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If anyone is interested, the game is free to play on Steam this weekend, starting now through sometime Sunday, check out the store page.

Thanks for letting us know! I tried it out and was impressed enough to grab the game plus season pass for $30. Not bad when you consider it was $70 at release for both. BUT.... Then I discovered that none of the story DLC has been release yet. I was shocked by that considering the amount of time the game has been out. Now it will sit in my backlog until all three are released.

And that is fine. From what I can see the developer is trying hard to improve the game. From what I read in the forums, the game is quite a bit more stable than it was upon release.
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« Reply #58 on: September 13, 2016, 07:26:33 PM »

Yeah, they have been working hard on fixing stability and performance for several patches now and it has improved considerably.  I have to give the developer and publisher credit for spending so much extra time to focus on that rather than just dumping out some content and letting it die.  Of course it would have been better if they could have just delayed it in the first place, but what's done is done.

I am also sort of waiting on some of the story DLC to come out, or at least be talked about to know if it will be mixed in with the main map, before I continue playing too much.  Hopefully now that the 2.0 performance patch is out they will let us know what's coming.

I also hope that they kind of revisit some of the spotting mechanics to make them a bit easier and faster to use, more like the modern Far Cry games.  For such a core mechanic of a game that seems to want you to play stealthy it feels really clumsy to me as it is. 
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« Reply #59 on: September 14, 2016, 12:31:52 AM »

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I also hope that they kind of revisit some of the spotting mechanics to make them a bit easier and faster to use, more like the modern Far Cry games.  For such a core mechanic of a game that seems to want you to play stealthy it feels really clumsy to me as it is. 

That would be great, but probably a major overhaul. I found stealth to be mostly useless not due to spotting mechanics, but rather that most enemies were in pairs or multiples, so there was not much opportunity to break a neck and fade back into the shadows.

I also agree that it is cool to see the publisher continue to back the game. My worry is that the free weekend was a "hail Mary" pass to pull in more funds, and if it wasn't successful the upcoming DLC will be significantly shortened to cut costs. Hopefully I am wrong.
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« Reply #60 on: September 27, 2016, 03:39:22 PM »

They have announced that the first DLC pack, The Voice of Freedom, will be out later this week.  A 2.4 GB patch has hit Steam today in preparation of this.

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« Reply #61 on: November 07, 2016, 06:45:08 PM »

They have released another free Resistance Mode mission, titled "Uncle S.A.M."  This comes in as a 2.1GB patch on Steam.



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The KPA are in the process of re-establishing their air support across Philadelphia. If we let them get their air force back online, we'll be seriously outgunned and all our hard fought progress could be undone. We've located the site where they are co-ordinating this support. We want the Wraiths to go in and knock out the dusters so that our S.A.M. launchers can come in and deal with the rest of the airforce. Once the S.A.M. launchers have been deployed, we need you to head to the KPA headquarters and assassinate the officials responsible for the air support program.

And the next DLC expansion, Aftermath, will be coming out this Wednesday, Nov 9th.
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« Reply #62 on: November 07, 2016, 10:20:07 PM »

I really enjoyed the Steam free weekend, and ended up purchasing the game and season pass. Once all of it is released, I plan on a marathon session. The developers did a good job refining the game from what seemed like a horrific launch.
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« Reply #63 on: November 09, 2016, 08:57:41 PM »

I thought that the 2+GB update the other day would have included most of the content for today's DLC expansion as well, but they have released another 7.6 GB patch for that!   icon_eek
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« Reply #64 on: November 09, 2016, 10:31:05 PM »

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Aftermath is set in the days after the Battle for Philadelphia, when the fledgling rebellion hangs in the balance. The inspirational Resistance figurehead Benjamin Walker has been broken by the KPA, and is now broadcasting counter-revolutionary propaganda for the enemy. Support for the embattled Resistance is ebbing away…

As Ethan Brady, you have been tasked to assassinate the man once known as the ‘Voice of Freedom’ for the sake of the Revolution. But instead, you will defy orders and embark on a daring rescue mission.

Aftermath is free to all holders of the Homefront Expansion Pass, and available to purchase separately for $5.99 (regional pricing may vary). It is ready to download now Windows PC via Steam.

A new FREE Resistance Mode Mission - Uncle S.A.M. - has also been added as part of this week’s patch, and is available to all players. Your Squad must counter the KPA’s aerial superiority by deploying S.A.M. launchers, then take out their Air Force’s high command in a deadly strike… Any players returning to Homefront: The Revolution will also find that the recent ‘Performance Patch’ has massively improved the overall experience.

The Revolution has begun and most of Philadelphia is now under Resistance control, but as the fighting intensifies morale is being destroyed by KPA propaganda broadcasts from the captured Resistance leader Walker. Against all odds you must defy orders and attempt to rescue Walker before the Resistance silence him permanently….

 - Play as lone wolf Ethan Brady and defy resistance leadership to liberate Walker from the clutches of the KPA
 - Discover what happened to Walker after his capture and why he is broadcasting against the resistance
 - Cross into new areas of KPA occupied Philadelphia and risk your life for what many believe is a resistance traitor

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Plus, alongside the release of our latest Resistance Mode mission, Uncle S.A.M, we will be offering double XP this weekend!

Take part in any mission between Friday 11th 12:01 PM until Monday 14th 12:01 PM.

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« Reply #65 on: November 18, 2016, 03:41:54 PM »

I loved the premise and the story of the first game - and have no interest in the multi aspect of this one.

It's on sale on the XBL Gold weekly deals.

Should I buy it?
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« Reply #66 on: November 18, 2016, 04:22:15 PM »

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I loved the premise and the story of the first game - and have no interest in the multi aspect of this one.

It's on sale on the XBL Gold weekly deals.

Should I buy it?

If you want something along the lines of a Far Cry or Crysis game with you as a rebel in a city taken over by an oppressive regime, then maybe yes.  It is kind of an open world with places to take over, emergent missions, enemies to spot and hide from, that sort of thing. 

For me most everything is pretty good except I always seem to die so quickly out of nowhere.  You need to use stealth a lot, and for me there are some little mechanics and things that didn't work quite as smoothly as the more recent Far Cry games for instance.  And the enemies take more hits to kill than i would want.

I really need to go back after these most recent patches and expansions to see how much has changed. 
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« Reply #67 on: November 18, 2016, 05:00:19 PM »

I'd say buy it. It's one of the few open world games that I completed. The story is pretty good, the voice acting great, and most of all, the gameplay is varied. Some levels are very Splinter Cell, some are more Far Cry like, and there are side missions that push an area towards rebellion in the same type of system used by Red Faction: Guerilla. I played through once and got almost thirty hours out of the campaign. I would mention that just like in an Assassin's Creed game, you can rush through, but you'll miss a lot of the atmosphere if you don't take the time to explore.
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« Reply #68 on: March 06, 2017, 03:25:23 PM »

They have just released the 2.4GB patch on Steam that includes "various fixes" as well as prepares for the launch of their Beyond The Walls DLC expansion that releases on Wednesday.

For those that have a PS4 Pro, this will also include some enhancements there to increase the resolution, add HDR, better performance, etc.

They honestly haven't released much info about this DLC, but it seems apparent that this takes place in a brand new area outside the city (in case the name wasn't clear enough).



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« Reply #69 on: March 06, 2017, 08:46:18 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 06, 2017, 03:25:23 PM

They have just released the 2.4GB patch on Steam that includes "various fixes" as well as prepares for the launch of their Beyond The Walls DLC expansion that releases on Wednesday.

For those that have a PS4 Pro, this will also include some enhancements there to increase the resolution, add HDR, better performance, etc.

They honestly haven't released much info about this DLC, but it seems apparent that this takes place in a brand new area outside the city (in case the name wasn't clear enough).





Almost time to play! I've been waiting for all the DLC to drop. I thought the game was going to be abandoned after the crushing reviews and mediocre sales. Its good to see that they've followed through.
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« Reply #70 on: March 06, 2017, 08:50:49 PM »

I liked the game very much, but I've been burned a bit by DLC lately and so I might just hold off and just get all the DLC later on as a bundle and replay the whole campaign from scratch.
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« Reply #71 on: March 06, 2017, 09:50:33 PM »

This is the final DLC, for what it's worth.  So after Wednesday they will have delivered the last of it to judge worthiness from.
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« Reply #72 on: March 07, 2017, 07:17:33 PM »

Seems like now is a great time to jump on it if you want it on PC: as Isgrimnur mentioned in the Steam sales thread, it's on sale for $10 or $12 with expansions!
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« Reply #73 on: March 08, 2017, 05:45:05 PM »

Holy cow, I thought that 2.4GB patch the other day included the new DLC.  I was wrong.  Another 7.4 GB patch today with the launch of that expansion.   icon_eek
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