Yeah, Far Cry 4 is basically a better Far Cry 3. I guess some of the FC3 story stuff is kind of dumb, but it didn't keep me from enjoying the game. Although Far Cry 3 at least addresses the fact that the player character shouldn't be able to be Rambo without the help of the tattoos. Far Cry 4 guy just magically becomes special forces.
I've stated this before, but I was surprised by how much I like the xbone TV features. Combined with the fact that I may be the only one who is not really enamored by the PS4 controller and xbox live is the more preferred social network around here, I lean toward wanting to turn on the xbox if I am going to play a console.
That said, I mostly buy SP multiplatform non-fps titles on the PS4 for better graphics and the exclusive content they tend to have.
2014 GOTY: Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition This game is fun. I'm talking old school, smiling ear to ear, proper level of difficulty, incredible (and simple) art style, great controls, great sense of discovery fun. I had a blast. Loved it from start to (almost) finish. It's my GOTY.
So what's your game of the year that isn't actually a 2013 game?
I have a bunch of stuff to finish before I can make my decisions. Although my GOTY probably won't change (Sunset Overdrive).
Quote from: wonderpug on December 16, 2014, 11:48:52 PM
I purposely avoid reading/watching spoilers about a movie in order to walk in thinking "I wonder what this is about." If I see enough of a trailer to know I want to see something, I usually avoid all future trailers, don't rewatch the one I saw, and definitely don't go frame by frame looking for hidden details in the trailer. The best situation is when someone recommends a movie or book to me without telling me anything about it. I got to watch Primer that way and it made a big difference in my enjoyment. For books, I recently got to read The Girl With All the Gifts without knowing a thing about the premise.
Hey Wonderpug, I've got a good movie for you. It's called Audition and it's about a guy trying to find a girlfriend.
They really amped up the tension with the space station coming apart and also dropping you into the nest. Man face huggers creep me out.
What I'm not clear on is the source of all the aliens. Aliens (the movie) established the queen laying the eggs. I know that the original Alien movie had the idea of prisoners somehow being converted into eggs (the different parts of the face hugger are converted human body parts), but I thought that idea was thrown out. But here we have tons of Aliens and eggs all over without an egg chamber.
I'm also curious how they will explain Amanda not warning everyone about the Aliens. I'm guessing WY picks her up and keeps her under control for the rest of her life.
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So I'm through chapter 13, I believe. I'm actually liking the game more...
Spoiler for Hiden:
now that the Alien is gone. It was more of a nuisance than anything and now the game is playing a little more like a stealth game.
Unfortunately I read a spoiler last night that the Alien (or Aliens) come back. I don't know how they come back story-wise, but oh well, there's a surprise down the drain.
I really like the environment design and the story, and Ripley is a great character. One of the few game characters whose actions and abilities make perfect sense based on how the character has been presented to us. The gameplay itself is what I'm still trying to work out if I like. As I mentioned, the Alien I just found to be annoying. I could crouch walk around without making a sound and then invariably have it drop through the ceiling and impale me while I'm working on a fuse box or whatever.
And yeah, still not finding the game scary at all. I don't think this is the game's fault, because lots of people say they find this game very scary. I guess it's just not the kind of stuff I find scary. Things that tend to get to me are creepy things like messed up monsters and creepy environments, and yes, jump scares. This game has robots and clean hallways and things that will grab you off the floor as you walk by, something that works exactly once until you know to look out for it. But Silent Hill and Outlast and stuff like that, I can't deal with.