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If you want to play (roughly) 100 matches you'll be able to afford Kylo Ren with a scar without coughing up a penny, then - or you can pay about £8. If it costs £8 for a scar, imagine how much it would cost to unlock Kylo Ren topless?
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"We had the intent that was designed for us to have more people play it over a longer period of time," Söderlund explained, "and like a lot of other games on the market, to be able to afford to do that we had an idea of getting returns from that. But at the same time, we got it wrong."
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and a public face (Murray) that had no idea how to manage expectations.
UPDATE: "There is no policy change for Xbox Live."
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The old Burnouts had these diligently predetermined traffic situations that you could learn like a puzzle, and it made for so many tense moments when you were a split-second earlier (or later) at a crossing.
There's nothing like that in Paradise.
I see a couple of people wanting RDR to get X enhanced.
Totally anecdotal of course but to me it already runs much better even without specific X enhancements. I couldn't play it on 360 for awful frame tear but that's gone completely on my X and I'm happily chipping away at the game in between other titles, eagerly awaiting the upcoming sequel already as the the game is clearly a gem and I'm glad I got another crack at it.
Without the X/BC I doubt I'd ever have have gone back to RDR.
(actually long time EG user @GeorgeRoper has purchased an X for this reason).
It is - quite possibly - the best £1.50 I've ever spent on a game.
Yes, £1.50. Therein lies a secondary joy of Xbox One X enhanced gaming - tracking down a reasonably priced physical copy of the original game
Yet, you support Valve, their gated market/economy and inability to properly manage their platform?
Steam is a mess thanks to Valve's laissez faire approach to product management.
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What you lose in pristine image clarity you gain in improved, smoother gameplay - and we're pretty confident in saying that once you've played the game at 60fps, you won't be going back to the older mode any time soon.
Even when they're playing other Battle Royale games you'll hear them saying they started in H1Z1 or that the best players in these new games all came from H1Z1, or the most popular streamers of those games all started in H1Z1.
Survive obviously shifted a fraction of the boxed copies that Metal Gear Solid 5 did - although as very different animals, the comparison is somewhat unfair. However, compare Survive's launch with Rising - another Metal Gear spin-off - and it's notable Survive sold 85 per cent fewer copies.
One could also argue that the notion that a $40 game is “full price” is also misleading. Or a $60 game, or a $20 game.
Not defending Konami and their MT here, but to be completely honest, for the amount of games I buy for “regular retail”, only to bounce off of in short order because they weren’t my thing, I think I would prefer a game that is $40 upfront, and $20 to unlock the “full experience”, vs $60 to even see if I like it.
As a consumer I would naturally prefer the price of all games to be $0, but that’s not realistic. Whether or not a save slot is the best way to implement MT is debatable, but at least it’s not pay to win. The XP boasters, however, grate a bit
So the crux of the matter. Yes they are getting out of hand in some ways. What do you think you/we as gamers, commenters, this level, can do to help? If outlets aren't/can't/won't step in , what now in your view?
This question is 'if a person chooses to only read a quick summary, not the whole review; if they chose not to read a review at all and just look at meta critic before spending theirs money, how much of the blame falls with the poor research done with the buyer in your mind?
You want game reviewers to be judge, jury, and executioner. I want them to just give the facts and let the educated gamer decide what they want or don't.
A shame, as such moves soil what's an enjoyable game. This eccentric offshoot still proves that, for all the misgivings around the series and Konami since Kojima's departure, there's every chance that Metal Gear can indeed survive. And with this, a game that's equal parts brilliant, baffling and, in some of its wider choices, bungled, there's solace to be found in the fact that, with Metal Gear, some things never change.
Where have I excused it? Where have I said, "this is perfectly fine?"
If you read the ResetEra thread, there are people playing the game saying it's of no consequence. It allows you to have a second play-through with a fresh character while keeping your first. If that is something you want to do, this move is dickish. If that's something you don't care for, this move is irrelevant.
I haven't said anything in favour of Konami, and have not said what they are doing is okay. You are having trouble making sense of the argument, as well as misrepresenting the problem slightly, because of your Outrage clouding your rationality.
The game mechanics aren't changed or influenced at all from the sounds of it. It's a character slot. Guild Wars was a paid game that provided two character slots and you could buy more. According to you, that game should have been rated 'Avoid' by everyone, even though it was very enjoyable, great value for money, and critically acclaimed.
A game review should tell us about the game and if it's any good.
It's enough, really, to make you wonder whether all that bile aimed towards Konami is misplaced - but then, good god does Konami do a wonderful job of playing the pantomime villain, especially with Survive's handling of microtransactions. They can be ignored completely, of course, but having them tied into XP boosters feels like a tacit admission that the progression is plain broken - while having an additional save slot unlock only for real-world cash would be comical if it wasn't so offensive.
hilarious as always George 😂😂😂😂
lol a full price game = £35
I wonder what that makes an actual fulll price rrp game you know the ones which, at best, launch at a £45-50 price point.
A full full price game ? AAA priced game? Lol
Sure it isn't budget, it's not a tenner, but it isn't full price by any definition. But why let a few facts get in the way of OUTRAGE OUTRAGE OUTRAGE!!!
Not full price on console, where the majority of the sales will be generated. Also, not full price on PC from retailers such as CD Keys and GMG.
It's not full price though.
The console versions take anything from 53 seconds (Xbox One X) to almost two minutes (PS4) to complete their initial loads.
But there's also a big problem. There are no people of colour in the game beyond people from the Cuman tribe, a Turkic people from the Eurasian Steppe.
Yawn. This thread is about Monster Hunter. Not your obsessive competition between console and pc gamers. Your compulsive need to prove pc gamers are in some way superior over those who play on console is both ridiculous and tiresome.
You really post complete drivel at times.
Well, actually they do.
maybe. That being the case, you could always go and play MHW on your PC.
Well, "GameWorks" is a thing that nVidia is selling to its PC customers as some sort of exciting tech that is best on nVidia.
Or how to sell useless things to the consumer...
I really don't get why they messed with the formula so much in this franchise. The first game, complete with all the expansions, was, in my opinion, one of the best RTS games ever made. By all means make small adjustments to keep things fresh, but completely altering the style of gameplay each time was just so bizarre and totally unnecessary.
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