I played a few of the training missions and really enjoyed them. Have to say that swooping through the forests of Endor on a speeder bike made me giddy like a 10 year old boy. I may have to pick this one up when the price drops.
I've already completed that quest so hopefully that means I'm good, at least for this particular game breaking bug.
Really enjoying it so far, though I haven't done much base building yet. I did just enough to complete the first quest you get and then stopped. Seems like a massive time sink that I don't even want to get into yet. My quest log is now over a page long, so I don't spend much time back at Sanctuary.
Very nice screenshots, Blackjack! I rented it on PS4 just to try it out. I don't even have PS+ active any more, so I'll only be able to do the single player stuff. Doesn't really matter, never got into the multiplayer shooters anyway. I'll probably fire it up once the baby boy goes to bed. Too bad he wasn't just a few years older, then we would be playing it together.
Uh I'm not blowing anything out of proportion so just chill. All I am is passing along information and stating my opinion on it, so do with it what you will. Believe me I would much rather be playing it on PS4 tomorrow then waiting for PC later. The only video I noticed that really stuck out was the one where the player was in combat and switching to scope, I definitely noticed a big drop in frames there. Hell that could be the capture, who knows. Again, just passing along information so let's not get the console fanboy nonsense going if we can help it please. I don't have a problem with occasional frame rate drops, 20-30 is plenty fine for me, but what I don't want is another Unity. Again just my opinion, feel free to completely ignore.
Looks like TiLT may have been on to something. There is a thread on NeoGaf (take that for what it's worth) claiming the PS4 version has massive frame rate drops. No idea how much truth there is to this, though the couple videos posted do drop noticeably at times. Apparently Bethesda is known for having difficulties with their games on Sony consoles. That's news to me as other than Fallout 3 on 360 I've always played these games on PC. I'll be waiting until release for reviews and impressions, but if it really is that bad I may drop my pre-order on PS4 and just wait until I can pick up a new graphics card with at least 4GB of memory. Link to the thread in question below:
Quote from: whiteboyskim on November 08, 2015, 03:57:20 AM
Brother, I hear you. If you feel even the slightest bit towards needing to be in bed, trust that feeling. I'm good.
I think I made it until about 9 my time, which is 8 your time. Sorry about that, maybe we can try again during the week or next weekend.
I would say try a little of each class to see what you like. I personally enjoyed playing the Crusader, Demon Hunter, and Wizard. The Barbarian seemed pretty much the same as Diablo 2, Witch Doctor I didn't really get into, and have yet to try a Monk.
Yeah I would agree, if I had gotten Syndicate last year I don't think all the issues I mentioned would have bothered me nearly as much. Neither of them are even close to the quality of MGS:V and Witcher 3, in my opinion at least.
I've looked at screenshots of both and really don't see that much of a difference. Of course the PC version looks better, it always does, but from what Ive seen it's not all "gloom and doom" for console players like TiLT describes. As for it looking like the previous Fallout games, well even the screenshots on PC pretty much give me that impression. The game does look an awful lot like it's predecessor, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
It's already gone, sorry about that. I really do think there's a great game in there, unfortunately I've been spoiled by much better titles the past few months. I honestly have no idea how I ever finished Unity.
Quote from: Ridah on October 26, 2015, 05:04:12 PM
My immediate gripe is that the game has a lot of odd behavior. NPCs disappearing and or bugging out, clipping through objects, people disappearing, and so on. I don't remember it being so prevalent in BF. Or it might just be that the last string of open world games I've played, like The Witcher 3 and MGS5, are cleaner. Anyhow, it gives it a cheaply made feeling that can be a bit of a turn off. The other thing I'm not too fancy for is the framerate, which is solid when not around crowds but dips when you are. The dips aren't major but definitely noticeable, and you do run through crowds quite a bit.
This right here is exactly why I'm done with this game and the series as a whole. I've tried and tried to get into it, but after MGSV and Witcher 3 I just can't get past these problems. Every time I start to enjoy myself the game pulls me right out of it with clunky gameplay and terrible graphics. It's really too bad because I know there is a great game in there, but Syndicate just refuses to let me see it. Ubisoft needs to stop cranking these out every year, because this one really shows that it needed at least a good three more months of polishing. I can't believe I actually finished Unity, no idea how I put up with this crap before. Syndicate is going back to GameStop for a trade in on Fallout 4 and I doubt I'll even bother with whatever trash they put out next year.
I had the same problem with Witcher 3. Two trophies from platinum, but no way was I going to waste time tracking down every single Gwent card in the game. The other was for killing enemies with a crossbow shot to the head. That weapon was so damn weak I could barely manage one, let alone fifty.
Also with Bloodborne. Only trophy I had left was for the boss at the bottom of the Chalice Dungeons, which I really didn't like that much to begin with. After looking up what it would have taken to get there I instantly decided it wasn't worth it.
Finally finished, man what a ride. Without a doubt one of the best RPGs I have ever played. The story, gameplay, and staggering amount of content all come together to form a masterpiece. It's rare that a game can make me really feel something, but this one did on many occasions.
Spoiler for Hiden:
- The Baron's wife lived and he took her to a healer in the mountains, his men now exploit the surrounding populace with impunity. Have to admit I was disappointed I couldn't cut that sergeant and all of his guards down.
- Romanced Kiera briefly, then convinced her to head to Kaer Morhen instead of Novigrad. She ended up leaving to travel and adventure with Lambert after the battle.
- Allowed Sara the Godling to remain in the haunted house. I figured the rich banker could piss off. This actually worked in my favor for Skellige's Most Wanted as I was able to convince all but one of the monsters to not attack me. Too bad the damn quest is bugged, guess I'll come back to it later.
- Romanced Triss, helped her assist the mages in fleeing Novigrad. As a result the non humans end up getting targeted by the witch hunters next. After the Battle of Kaer Morhen I came back with Ciri and noticed lots of dwarf and elf corpses smoldering on pikes while entering the city.
- Didn't even bother with Yennefer at all, save for her quest lines.
- Helped Cerys ascend as Skellige's queen. Hjalmar was cool and all, but way too hot headed for my taste.
- Sliced up Whoreson Junior with absolute pleasure after finding out what he really was. The Doppler Dudu took his place, and I guess has turned him into a respectable business man.
- Assisted in the assassination of the mad king Radovid, with the help of Roche and Ves. After he was dead Dijkstra of course turned on everyone and tried to sieze power. I was given the choice to walk away, but of course stayed and helped cut him down. I never liked that guy from the beginning, and I damn sure wasn't going to let him murder Roche and Ves.
- Unlocked the Master Armorer, Blacksmith, and Alchemist. Got everything I need to make the Mastercrafted Ursine gear, just need one more level.
- Completed the fist fighting quests. The last few fights were a bit unfair. A bear, and if that isn't bad enough the Skellige champion is a rock troll? Seriously? Fighting a rock troll bare handed? Wasn't easy, but ended up getting it done none the less. Ironically enough the rock troll didn't end up being that bad after Imlerith taught me how to roll and dodge properly.
- Won all the horse races and got all the best gear for Roach. I found a great way to maintain the lead is slow down during the tight spots over bridges and let your stamina build back up. The other riders can't get around quick enough.
- Took Ciri to visit her father the Emperor, told him to shove the coin and received a nice black stallion instead. I miss Roach though, this new Roach looks cool but just isn't the same.
- The final two boss fights were such a breeze it was kind of surprising given Imlerith. Caranthir only took two attempts and I downed Eredin on the first try.
- Ciri returned, stayed with Geralt at Kaer Morhen for ahwile, then eventually left to become Emperess of Nilfgaard.
- Nilfgaard easily won the war, Temereia became it's own kingdom again. Since I've been playing the series since the first game, this was the outcome I was going for. I liked Roche and Ves from Witcher 2, and even Foltest with his brief appearance. Seeing Temeria restored as its own kingdom, albeit a vassal state, was very satisfying.
- Geralt lived out his days with Triss in Kovir. She became the personal Mage advisor of the land's king, he took an occasional Witcher contract or two out of boredom.
- The Gwent tournament was a major pain, at least the little halfling you play first. He had such a spy-heavy deck that I couldn't even come close to winning. I think it took six or seven reloads to get a good enough hand with all of my spies to even stand a chance. The rest of the opponents were pretty easy by comparison. Even Count Tybalt was a breeze, Biting Frost and Scorch wreck Monster decks.
- Came so close to platinum, but I don't have the time or patience to hunt down every Gwent card or shoot fifty enemies in the head with the crossbow.
Overall an amazing experience and I feel a little sad now that it's over. Oh well, on to Metal Gear Solid V!
Witcher 3 whenever time permits. Just hit level 10, full set of Witcher gear, a little over 3K in gold, cruising around Novigrad cleaning up lower level quests. Death March isn't as brutal now, much more manageable than the beginning of the game.
Finished up the prologue after completing every quest and hitting all the question marks on the map. I'm a little ways in to level 3 and have been investing heavy in the Quen sign with Sun and Stars. I've got three ability points saved up, so I can potentially max out whatever skill I go with next. I'm certain I'll stick to Signs for right now, leaning towards either Igni or Axi. So far a heavy Signs build is the way to go for Death March, let's hope I don't regret it.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Griffin fight was pretty epic, save for the part when I accidentally got on my horse instead of rolling out of the way. I don't think I've ever seen Roach's fear level shoot up so fast, he kicked me off in what seemed like maybe a second or less. Fortunately I was able to roll out of the way, pop a Swallow and Thunderbolt, then finish him off. Awesome fight, not sure where the hell Vesimer ended up though. He was very active in the first half, then I think we lost him when it takes off and you've got to catch up to it with your horse.
Finally finished, level 105, only need one more trophy for platinum.
- SPOILER -
Spoiler for Hiden:
Gehrman was reasonably hard, took several attempts to learn his patterns. Moon Presence was a push over, I only had three blood vials and still won easily. The trophy I have left is of course for the final Chalice boss. I'm only on depth 4, so a little ways to go on that one. The Defiled Chalice where you have half health looks particularly nasty. Not sure if I have the patience to make it through that one.
Wow, that's not encouraging. The build I was looking at relied on a certain weapon locked behind a particularly nasty boss. Congrats on the platinum! I'd like to get there myself, but I'm hearing some of the Chalice bosses are really hard. How would you rate the difficulty?
I'm getting close to the end, only three bosses left outside of Chalices. Just hit 81 with an Arcane build, if I play again I think I will go Skill/Bloodtinge. Arcane is pretty powerful though, especially with the right gear.
Civilization : Beyond Earth (PC) Endless Legend (PC) Diablo III : Ultimate Evil Edition - Hardcore (PS4) Chrono Trigger (DS) Bloodborne (PS4) Final Fantasy Anniversary (PSP) Dark Souls II : Scholar of the First Sin (PS4) Final Fantasy IV (PSP) Castlevania : Symphony of the Night (PSP, 360) Injustice : Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (PS4) The Witcher III : Wild Hunt (PS4) Metal Gear Solid V : The Phantom Pain (PS4) Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
I guess I just don't understand this line of thinking. GTA doesn't bother me personally because it's a game and none of these people or things happening are real. I look at it as a form of entertainment, nothing more. I have little to no emotional investment in any of these characters or situations because I know they are simply actors playing a part, no different from a film. If someone is unable to grasp the difference it's probably time for that person to put the series aside and move on. I guess my only nagging complaint would be "It's called Grand Theft Auto for a reason, it's been around for quite some time and the formula hasn't changed, why on earth would you expect anything different with this iteration?" These games are designed and marketed for adults, so an appropriate level of content is what I expect. If it was all puppies, flowers, and kittens I'd play something else.
Just as an example: Dexter is one of my favorite shows of all time, but after watching it from beginning to end I still don't feel the slightest urge to go out and commit vigilante murder. Same with Breaking Bad, I never once got it in my head to start up a meth lab in our shed after the final credits rolled. GTA is no different to me. I've played them all, yet never have I thought "Gee I think I'll steal that cop car so I can go on a joy ride and run down some hookers and maybe rob a bank." The key is separating fantasy from reality, but even the fantasy may be too much for some people. I think those type of people should definitely not be playing these types of games. Same for anyone who understands it's just a game, but still find it offensive. Best thing you can do is play something else, but let's not make those of us who do actually enjoy the game feel bad about it. I don't think anyone here on GT has gone that far, but I've seen other boards where people seem to think the only type of person who could possibly like this game must be a morally bankrupt asshole kid who lives in his parent's basement. I may be going out on a limb here, but being that GTAV was the biggest launch in all of entertainment history it's a safe bet that demographic is not even remotely accurate.
Disclaimer: I'm 40 years old, have a successful career, wonderful marriage, three teenage daughters, and a baby boy who's just about a month old. I've never been arrested my entire life for any reason, have pretty much always held a job, pay my taxes, read the news daily, and am constantly commended on how well-behaved and mature my daughters are. All of that, and yet I've played and finished almost every GTA game ever released.
Quote from: Gratch on December 07, 2014, 04:43:35 AM
I just formatted the HD and unhooked my Xbox 360 in preparation for donating it to a Sub-for-Santa family through work. Realized that this is the first time in 12 years that there has not been an Xbox of some sort in the Gratch household. Given my recent purchase of a PS4, combined with the lack of a single exclusive that interests me on the XB1, I'm guessing that this is the end of the Xbox era for me.
Pouring out a 40 for my dead Xbox homie...so many awesome gaming memories over the years.
Reciting a small prayer for Gratch's 360, let's all bow our heads...
I'm still keeping mine for now because I have quite a few games on it I don't want to get rid of yet. Red Dead Redemption, Ultra Street Fighter IV, Civ Revolution, etc. Kids still have the original Wii in their room, PS3 died which is why I bought the PS4, so I think that's about it for last gen consoles in our house.
As a side note: Wii-U and PS4 have to be two of the best consoles I've ever owned. I really feel like I've more than got my money's worth with both. Here's hoping things stay that way.
So I go to download Injustice for free and get a nice message telling me that it will only work as long as I remain a PS+ member. If I ever turn it off, I'll have to buy Injustice at full price. Haven't been a member for very long, so not sure if this is standard practice. I downloaded SteamWorld Dig last month and don't remember seeing any message like that. Maybe it's only for Injustice? Not really a big deal now, but will suck if/when I decide to cancel.
EDIT: Okay so apparently Injustice is part of their "Instant Games Collection", which is only for Plus members. I didn't know this, kind of lame though. Everything I downloaded through Games With Gold still works even though I'm no longer a member.
Yeah, eight player must be absolutely insane. I don't see me doing that at home, not enough players even if I had the controllers. Wouldn't mind getting a four player game going and then jumping online though. I'm assuming that's possible, have to try it out sometime this weekend.
A "second adapter"? Hell man, so far I haven't even been able to find a first one. Everywhere I've checked they either don't carry them or are sold out.
Just got back from the release. Played four matches with my daughters and everyone won once. I managed a victory with Little Mac. He seems pretty awesome to me, even though it's been so long I don't really know what I'm doing. The girls won with Zero Suit Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, and Kirby. The stages we played on were really cool, my personal favorite so far being the Mario Galaxy one. Graphics are gorgeous full 1080p, silky smooth gameplay with four players, and what looks like tons of content to unlock. Really think this is gonna be another huge system seller, Nintendo should have had both this and Mario Kart 8 ready at launch.
Think it's already starting to come back. The boat mission with Michael took me many attempts on 360. I just completed it tonight on the first try and got the gold medal. Now that's more like it! I think I'm giving up on trying to drive in first person.
I can't decide on which class to play. Rolled a two-handed warrior last night but didn't really like the way he looked or played. I plan on doing some research before I pick it back up for real this weekend. I may end up going Rogue for once, or possibly another Mage.
Quote from: TiLT on November 19, 2014, 11:37:37 AM
The number of cars and pedestrians depends on where you are and the time of day. Certain parts of the city have plenty of pedestrians, while others have few. Go to the highways and you'll easily see the increased traffic density for cars.
Btw, I'm pleased that with the new generation of hardware we're finally done with having the same cars everywhere (did you steal a garbage truck? Suddenly the streets are crawling with them. At least that's how it used to be before). Traffic contains a wide variety of cars at all times now.
Yeah, I took a walk down the street as Michael and their were lots of people everywhere. Must have been the time of day and location.
I've discovered some cars I can drive in first person, others it is an exercise in frustration. I was trying to take a tight corner this morning and ended up plowing into a group of people on the sidewalk. I think I'll set it up to auto-switch into third person for driving.
I botched the very first mission, got killed by the cops at least three times. After that I was a little over zealous and ended up abandoning Michael and Brad by running to far ahead. Once I finally start the first mission with Franklin I find that yet again I'm absolutely terrible at driving. This happens with every single GTA game. I start out running into anything and everything, swerving all over the road like a madman. By the time the credits roll I've got it down so good that I weave in and out of traffic with ease, rarely slowing down from max speed. Why is this not like riding a bike? I've been playing these games for awhile now, you'd think I wouldn't have to go through this learning curve each time. At any rate I barely finish the second mission, car is a smoldering heap. At least it still runs, so thankfully that was good enough. I'm also struggling a bit with the controls, after two straight Assassin's Creed games I keep hitting R2 to run. I'm trying to move quickly and Franklin is instead furiously punching the air.
All of this in first person by the way. Loving the game so far, looks really fantastic but I am kind of disappointed there aren't more peds. In the trailers it showed streets filled with people, in the little bit I've played I don't really see that. Maybe it's because I'm just starting out? Really doesn't matter since I'm obviously enjoying myself. It's a surreal experience car jacking a some hapless ped at 3AM in the morning in first person mode. The looks on people's faces when you yank them out of the car is priceless.