The Surge (sci-fi Soulslike) - PC, PS4, XB1 Page 3

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  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 16 May 2017 10:29:29 974 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    I'm in the same rut, though I did finally open and start dishonored 2 yesterday. Just spend ages scanning up and down my game libraries spines, struggling to connect with the many Half finished titles.
    I finished Persona 5 on Sunday afternoon. Finishing such a large and high-quality game usually results in me going through two weeks of generalised gaming procrastination and ennui, while I try to settle on my next game. Hoping that in this case, the sheer size of my backlog will get me to break out of the cycle a bit earlier.
  • Ultrasoundwave 16 May 2017 13:04:02 5,419 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    I'm in the same rut, though I did finally open and start dishonored 2 yesterday. Just spend ages scanning up and down my game libraries spines, struggling to connect with the many Half finished titles.
    Same here.

    I currently have Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, Gears 4, Dead Rising 4, Watch Dogs 2, Yakuza 0, Nioh, Nier Automata, Prey AND Horizon Zero Dawn on a "started but not finished" backlog.

    Didn't stop me picking up The Surge an hour ago though.......
  • StarchildHypocrethes 16 May 2017 13:07:38 30,103 posts
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    It's proper decent. I'm really enjoying it.

    It gets really fucking hard though.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 16 May 2017 13:08:18 30,103 posts
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    The guard dog robot things can fuck right off.
  • Reacher 16 May 2017 13:31:31 2,330 posts
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    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    ChiefGB wrote:
    I'm in the same rut, though I did finally open and start dishonored 2 yesterday. Just spend ages scanning up and down my game libraries spines, struggling to connect with the many Half finished titles.
    Same here.

    I currently have Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, Gears 4, Dead Rising 4, Watch Dogs 2, Yakuza 0, Nioh, Nier Automata, Prey AND Horizon Zero Dawn on a "started but not finished" backlog.

    Didn't stop me picking up The Surge an hour ago though.......
    Snap.
  • ChiefGB 16 May 2017 13:39:46 6,490 posts
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    I've had the surge since Sunday lol, just still not cracked it open as I was waiting for opinions. Still unsure whether to send back and rebuy cheaper in a month.
  • Ultrasoundwave 16 May 2017 13:40:22 5,419 posts
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    What the fuck is wrong with us?
  • Reacher 16 May 2017 13:42:00 2,330 posts
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    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    What the fuck is wrong with us?
    My backlog list is embarrassing. I hate myself.

    Still got The Surge though, and I bought X-Com 2 today, probably won't play more than 20 minutes of it.

    Edited by Reacher at 13:42:48 16-05-2017
  • Derblington 16 May 2017 13:48:25 28,240 posts
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    I'm going to try to get into Watchdogs 2, as I already own it. If that doesn't work I'm buying this.

    (I also want X-com 2, but still need to play the first 2 games....)
  • Reacher 16 May 2017 13:51:17 2,330 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    I'm going to try to get into Watchdogs 2, as I already own it. If that doesn't work I'm buying this.

    (I also want X-com 2, but still need to play the first 2 games....)
    I have Watchdogs 2, haven't even played it.

    Back on topic : I'm hoping The Surge is decent.
  • Dgzter 16 May 2017 13:55:41 1,286 posts
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    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    What the fuck is wrong with us?
    It is ridiculous: I've got Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Nier, The Last Guardian, Mass Effect Andromeda, Thimbleweed Park, and Darksiders 1 all on the go at the moment.

    Edit: fuck me, and Torment: Tides as well! Nearly forgot.

    Just finished Prey. But, yes, clearly I need to go buy the Surge ./sigh :)

    Edited by Dgzter at 13:57:51 16-05-2017
  • Reacher 16 May 2017 13:59:45 2,330 posts
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    @Dgzter Shit, I forgot I even had Rise of the Tomb Raider and Nier Automata.

    Edited by Reacher at 14:00:04 16-05-2017
  • GarlVinland 16 May 2017 14:28:23 1,461 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    I'm going to try to get into Watchdogs 2, as I already own it. If that doesn't work I'm buying this.

    (I also want X-com 2, but still need to play the first 2 games....)
    Watch Dogs 2 is very good. Need to get back into it myself.
  • ChiefGB 16 May 2017 14:42:20 6,490 posts
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    I'm not even going to bother listing mine, suffice too say it's mostly the same titles as above and a little bit extra. There isn't much wrong with us, it's the industry. It's devoid of new ideas or genuinely exceptional games. Zelda coming along showed me that, it's not us so much as it's them. Desperate to latch on to something we snap up all the best games, except they actually aren't really all that good, well made maybe but not really fresh anymore.

    Although xcom 2 is very good, it's just that it's the kind of game you can't just turn on for 5 mins, well not the way I play it anyway. Same with persona which is excellent and other games such as dark souls 3 which I keep looking at and saying "yes, but not now".
  • Biffins_Bridge 16 May 2017 15:01:58 206 posts
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    Bloody hell I'm changing my tune about this game now despite me thinking it looks crap. I've gone right off gaming recently as well but anything souls related can pique my interest.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 16 May 2017 15:05:25 974 posts
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    I'm in a total mess at the moment, backlog wise. I'm actively playing Prey and another Total War: Warhammer co-op campaign. But I also have a not-quite-prepared-to-call-it-a-backlog list of games which I'm still technically playing and haven't paused, but haven't put much time into lately. That includes: Nier Automata, Tales of Berseria, Nioh, Dawn of War 3, Torment and the Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels expansion. Tales of Berseria is particularly frustrating, because I am fairly close to the end, but Persona 5 just squashed all of my JRPG time.

    I've now finished Persona 5 and I think it's time for me to admit that I've dropped Mass Effect: Andromeda and Breath of the Wild and am unlikely to pick either of them up again.

    But not exactly needing yet more games right now...
  • Dgzter 16 May 2017 15:10:31 1,286 posts
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    Lol and I also totally forgot Nioh! Jesus.
  • Mr_Sleep 16 May 2017 16:46:50 20,975 posts
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    Been reading a few reviews, the polygon and ign ones were pretty positive, the only really negative one I have read was PC gamer who seemed to be mostly complaining that it isn't Dark Souls. Every review with some depth seemed to suggest it has some merit and is just let down by plotting and some occasionally obscure boss fights.

    I am actually not that deep into any other games at the moment so I reckon I will grab it. I think I even have some shopto credit so that makes it an easier decision.
  • StaffyDog 16 May 2017 16:57:32 1,297 posts
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    I was interested in this but because nobody mentioned anything about it I ended up starting DS2 sotfs on the ps4. It can bloody wait now.
  • Mr_Sleep 16 May 2017 17:00:00 20,975 posts
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    Hah, see you in six months!
  • Ultrasoundwave 16 May 2017 17:12:41 5,419 posts
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    Only just got around to reading the Polygon review, which is very positive.

    They call it "the biggest surprise of 2017 so far", which is kind of a big statement considering how fantastic this year has been for games up to this point.
  • mumtoucher 16 May 2017 17:20:24 452 posts
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    @Ultrasoundwave its called incredibly good taste in games :-P
  • neems 16 May 2017 18:04:02 3,290 posts
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    @Mr_Sleep

    The PC Gamer review is weird, it just seems to stop half way through.
  • Mr_Sleep 16 May 2017 18:47:49 20,975 posts
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    @neems hah, that too, really odd. Maybe the 60% is related to how far they had got through the review.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 16 May 2017 21:17:23 974 posts
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    Ok, so, I gave in.

    This isn't bad. It's better than Lords of the Fallen. More polished in both the design and technical senses. PC performance is fairly decent (LotF was a shitshow). My i7-6700k and 1080 Ti can't quite do 4k/ultra/60fps, but if I drop the resolution scaling to 90% (1944p), then I hit the mark. That's fairly normal for modern games.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 16 May 2017 22:27:33 30,103 posts
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    Just made it through the 3rd main area by the absolute skin of my teeth. Had to do the entire last section with no unpowered health injections. Fist pump finish.

    This game is a bit hardcore.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 17 May 2017 01:01:18 30,103 posts
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    The 3rd boss is an absolute fucknut.
  • chrisno21 17 May 2017 08:44:42 1,830 posts
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    I'm put off by Chiodini saying it's all a bit repetitive in enemies and level design as Nioh, even with stunning combat, became too samey.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 18 May 2017 10:18:25 30,103 posts
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    On around my 163rd attempt, I finally managed to brute force my way passed the third boss last night. Score.
  • Mr_Sleep 18 May 2017 21:29:46 20,975 posts
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    Had a few hours to play this today and I really like it so far. The first boss was a bit of a bugger until I figured out what was going on. Good atmosphere to the first section and the combat is really quite fun. Amazing how brutal it is though, really just a few hits and it's over.

    Itching to play some more, hopefully I will have some time in the next few days.
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