Stranded87

The Crew 2 is a more joyful, less edgy breed of open world racer

Stranded87

3 days ago

If the graphics are half decent in this I'll be all over it. I don't normally care much, but in a game that feels basically like a road trip they're one of the most important aspects and left a lot to be desired in the original. Everything else was largely forgivable I thought in the face of such a huge playground.
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GOG's latest sale focuses on the site's most wishlisted games

Stranded87

4 days ago

Divinity OS 2 is essential if you've not played it and even vaguely like RPGs. Prob the best RPG in years.
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The horror of Vault 11

Stranded87

4 days ago

@swisstony and in this case it was made by a studio known for its writing, rather than Bethesda.
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Hitchcock, God of War and the long take

Stranded87

1 week ago

@Agarwel_Idiriz yeah, probably the best/most impressive example of a long take. Also an absolutely brilliant film imo. Everyone should watch it.
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The Banner Saga 3 gets a July release date

Stranded87

1 week ago

@Ivattthestanier I'm sure they will review the third one given that they've already reviewed the first two, and there's no need to review those ones again
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Long-rumoured Spyro Reignited Trilogy listed on Amazon, with ugly boxart

Stranded87

2 weeks ago

@SonicUk it just looks weird and shonky to me. Clearly you're not alone in having no problem with it though. Fortunately the actual game looks a lot better imo.
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Stick-figure wild west comedy West of Loathing is heading to Switch this spring

Stranded87

1 month ago

Feels like I've been waiting forever for this on iOS. I guess I'll take the switch version if it lands first. I just want it on something portable, it's absolutely not the sort of game I see myself playing on a desktop or even a conventional console.
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Nintendo Switch gets South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Stranded87

1 month ago

"enjoyable" might be pushing it. I loved Stick of Truth but found this one a dull chore and ditched it after a handful of hours.
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Grand Theft Auto 5 sold another 1m copies in the UK in 2017

Stranded87

2 months ago

@fatbob1080 but why didn't you buy it 5 years ago?
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Thimbleweed Park's new DLC lets you unbeep Ransome the Clown's sweary speech

Stranded87

2 months ago

@scatman839 while this probably should be free I doubt it's removing censorship as such. I'd think the beeps are there by design and arguably make it funnier.
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Oops, Sega released Yakuza 6 for free

Stranded87

2 months ago

@Melhadf morally it's almost the exact same if you take advantage of it. Can you really not see that or are you just trying to do mental gymnastics to justify stealing the game?
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Sprint Vector review - intensely physical VR racer

Stranded87

2 months ago

@FogHeart to be fair though, PSVR is the most popular VR format (I think anyway) so it makes a certain amount of sense to test on that even if others are available.
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Florence is so much more than a love story

Stranded87

2 months ago

@Madmya great contribution and you clearly have an exquisite taste in games.
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Stranded87

2 months ago

Great write-up, I loved this game and encourage everyone to play it.
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Pop-up Pilgrims review - a beautiful VR game lacking in challenge

Stranded87

2 months ago

Nice to get a VR review. Odd that it was this one though when some higher profile VR releases have gone without a review.
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New Fear Effect sequel comes out in March

Stranded87

2 months ago

@marijnlems unless the article has been altered since you wrote this comment there's nothing in it that implies there wasn't already a sequel. In fact the 'new' in the title actively suggests there was previously an 'old' sequel.
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PS4 exclusive Shadow of the Colossus tops chart

Stranded87

2 months ago

Never played Shadow of the Colossus when it first came out for some reason despite having the requisite hardware and liking the look of it, so far though I'm not loving it. The controls/gameplay seem a bit crap (as in dated, I can see how it would be good back when it came out) and there doesn't seem to be much to it.

Doesn't help that I'm pretty sure I know two key plot points from having it spoiled over the years. I do love the art style and atmosphere though and they've done a great job of updating the graphics. Hopefully it will start to click.

I know I'll get negged for this. I really do want to love it.
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Blimey, Pillars of Eternity 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch

Stranded87

2 months ago

Oh wow, might actually get it on the Switch if it runs well (that's a big if). Was the first one genuinely easy to play on Xbox/PS4? I much prefer playing games on console than PC, but my PC will run this and feels like it would be a better fit than a standard console. The Switch with its touchscreen controls could be great though.
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Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire will be released in April

Stranded87

3 months ago

Perfect timing. I should have wrapped up Divinity 2 in the next week or two, so then I'll have a little gap from RPG epics before this comes out.
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Monster Hunter World review

Stranded87

3 months ago

So is this game fundamentally a series of boss fights, each of which has a time limit? I don't mean that as a bad thing (you can boil any game down to its basics) but those are two things that I don't tend to like much.
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ThatGameCompany's Journey successor Sky looks lovely in 30 new minutes of footage

Stranded87

3 months ago

@jeremycomans fabio is overstating it but half of Journey's brilliance genuinely is in playing it with another person. I hate multiplayer with strangers in basically every game, but Journey is the best thing I've played in my 30 years of gaming and it wouldn't be if I'd played it single player.
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"We could be the biggest game in the western world"

Stranded87

3 months ago

@MarkMarkYepMark the same way(s) most free games do. Freemium.
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The World Ends with You is headed to Switch

Stranded87

3 months ago

I'd love a sequel to this, it's one of the best jrpg's I've ever played. Might even pick up this new version, which is something I almost never do. If you haven't played it though this sounds essential.
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Nintendo's New Year eShop sale is a bit of a rarity, focussing on first-party game discounts

Stranded87

4 months ago

@George-Roper pretty sure it's that rare word that can actually be either. Single 's' is far more common and probably preferable, but not enough to call them out on it. And yes, it is worth an article. I have a Switch and didn't know about the sale. Also first party Nintendo stuff being on sale at all is rare. You are an angry person.
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Eurogamer's games of 2017: The big debate

Stranded87

4 months ago

@Ragnor I'm curious as to what makes any games journalist more qualified to have an opinion on games than the average reader of this site in your view? Surely being a games journalist requires three things: knowing about/liking games (which we all do), being able to write and to a lesser extent being able to chase stories. Those last two don't affect their opinions on games though.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 10-1

Stranded87

4 months ago

@billy_bug I agree with you on Destiny. But then if I wanted to be arrogant and elitist Iíd say the dungeon save points in Persona are a relic of the past that have no place in modern games and should instantly invalidate it from the top ten. I genuinely feel that strongly about that, but also recognise itís just my opinion.
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Stranded87

4 months ago

Your top three all make my top five, other than that I donít think Iíve ever felt so out of tune with your choices. Oh well, made for interesting reading.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 20-11

Stranded87

4 months ago

Damn, really thought (and hoped) Divinity would make the top ten. I hoped Before the Storm would as well, but didn't expect that to.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 40-31

Stranded87

4 months ago

@richyroo you'll find that reviewers on most or all sites regularly don't finish longer games. I have mixed feelings about that but realistically it's just not always practical when time is money and when there's so little money in games journalism.
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Life is Strange: Before the Storm review

Stranded87

4 months ago

@ZeroNTW you seriously need to add spoiler tags to your post. Fortunately I've already finished the game, but not everyone in the comments has. Remember this a review thread, so even though the game came out a while ago some people will be reading to see whether to buy, not to discuss the ending. There's a thread in the forum for that (though even there you should use tags).
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Atlus is remaking bizarre block-climbing puzzler Catherine for PS4 and Vita

Stranded87

4 months ago

Might have to play through this again if the new story content changes it much. I definitely won't be taking advantage of the harder difficulty settings though.

Edit: Really? Negged for not wanting more challenge from an already hard game? I never said they shouldn't include the higher difficulty, just that I won't be partaking.
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The brilliant Inside is now on iPhones and iPads

Stranded87

4 months ago

@Return-of-Jafar this isn't anything new, most things cost less on mobile because for whatever reason mobile gamers are less willing to spend, so they won't sell otherwise. I imagine the decision of whether to undervalue the game, risk it not selling or not bother releasing it on mobile at all is a tough one for developers.
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Stranded87

4 months ago

@betonos For what it's worth its save points are only spread 5-10 minutes apart mostly from what I've played so far, so it's quite mobile-friendly, but yeah if you literally only have a few minutes then probably don't play this.

As someone else has pointed out this wasn't designed as a mobile game though, so you shouldn't be surprised.

Also, plenty of mobile games don't save you as often as you seem to want them to, and not everyone plays them like you do. I usually play them when travelling or even on my tablet on the sofa and in both cases tend to have at least half an hour.
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Stranded87

4 months ago

The touchscreen controls work brilliantly well too. Not quite as well as a controller, but close imo.
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Soulcalibur 6 is a blast from the past with an accessible twist

Stranded87

4 months ago

@MistaLarge not a fan of loot boxes but luck has its place in games. As this article says, it makes it more accessible, and accessibility is important, particularly in a genre that's often very unforgiving. If you're skilled at fighters then maybe this one isn't for you. There are plenty of others. For me, the addition of luck makes it more appealing.
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Will Take-Two push loot boxes or microtransactions into Obsidian's new RPG?

Stranded87

4 months ago

@Velocikitty I don't think it's 'enough reason for most'. I agree, they're seriously milking the multiplayer. And it's inexplicable that people keep playing and paying for it since even taking the microtransactions out of the equation it's shonky and generally not very good. I'd also like to have seen more single player stuff... which is why I'm very up for RDR 2, because, you know, it will come with more single player stuff.

Generally with very few exceptions I feel a 'wait and see' approach is always wiser than just writing something off miles in advance anyway. I know you can change your mind later, but it just seems odd to me.
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Stranded87

4 months ago

@giorgoskatsas couldn't you wait and see how RDR 2 turns out before writing it off? My guess is any of this stuff will have little to no effect on the single player (unless I've missed some confirmation that it will) and will mostly be centred on the multiplayer.
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Oxenfree developer Night School Studio's next game is about getting drunk in Hell

Stranded87

4 months ago

Looking forward to this. If you like Night School Studio's writing it's worth checking out the stuff they've made for mobile as well. They did a Mr Robot game that's actually one of my favourite games from last year (better than Oxenfree imo) as well as a game around the recent Mummy movie, which didn't grab me as much, but is full of dialogue and decisions.
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Obsidian's new RPG is being published by Take-Two's new label Private Division

Stranded87

4 months ago

@Jimjamyaha AA has been a thing for years. Basically mid-budget games.
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The wait was worth it for Yooka-Laylee on Switch

Stranded87

4 months ago

@VanillaLake Fair enough. I guess we like very different things, I thought most of the boss battles were among the weakest parts of Mario Odyssey. Yooka-Laylee I'd rate well below not just Mario though but also A Hat In Time. From the little I played of Snake Pass I also preferred that.
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Stranded87

4 months ago

Don't play this after Mario is all I'll say. Nice to see Switch getting lots of games but this is below average, and its flaws will be even more obvious after platforming perfection.
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InXile teases Wasteland 2 on Nintendo Switch

Stranded87

4 months ago

@Baban_Iesu I guess maybe the original Fallout games? But Wasteland 2 is a bit more linear and not as good. Can't think of anything recent that's especially similar.
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Firewatch developer reveals next game In The Valley of the Gods

Stranded87

4 months ago

Well this is instantly right up there with my most wanted games.
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Odd war of words erupts in the messy world of Star Control

Stranded87

5 months ago

@frightlever you say you can't find evidence of it, but Wardell seems to think he has all the relevant documents, something which (based on this article anyway) Ford and Reiche don't seem to.

And Stardock have publicly stated they're not using the original alien designs - which will be easy to ultimately call them on if they are.

Wardell sounds like a massive asshole, but in this case his arguments sound far more convincing. Though maybe that's because he's consulted with a lawyer, which, as he points out, Ford and Reiche really probably should as well.
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Square Enix speaks out on the future of Deus Ex

Stranded87

5 months ago

@dharushan411 there was zero need to buy any of the microtransactions in the last game, I certainly didn't, and they weren't pushed on you in the way they are in a lot of games either. Also, while the game ended slightly abruptly that's not exactly uncommon when a company is planning a trilogy. It was still a long game with a generous amount of content.
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In defence of Oblivion

Stranded87

5 months ago

It had some nice moments, but the level scaling was so extreme and poorly handled that it just felt pointless. Add in a dull - even by Bethesda standards - main quest and I struggle to see it as more than a 7/10.

I would love to play a version that's not just remastered but also rebalanced though.
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Beamdog is enhancing BioWare's Neverwinter Nights next

Stranded87

5 months ago

Hordes of the Underdark was superb, probably one of my favourite RPGs to this day. But yeah, the core Neverwinter Nights game wasn't brilliant.
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How well does Skyrim on Switch compare to PS4?

Stranded87

5 months ago

@GADG3Tx87 Docked maybe (I still don't think so), but portable?! Everything in the distance is just a blurry mess. I'm actually more disappointed by the Switch handheld shots than I expected to be.

Still, worth it for handheld Skyrim if I hadn't already played it to death. I'd snap up Fallout 4 on the Switch since I bailed on that quite quickly.
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New Pillars of Eternity 2 trailer suggests activity afoot at Obsidian

Stranded87

5 months ago

@MahtiK Disagree. I mean, it's not a great trailer, but it showed off environments, graphical improvements, a little bit of voice acting and story. More a teaser than a proper trailer I guess, but it got me slightly more hyped for the game. Then again, I don't think I've seen much of anything before this (I know I'm buying it so didn't feel the need for trailers) so that might make a difference.
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Dataminers unearth an updated version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' desert map

Stranded87

5 months ago

@xecksx you might just have won the award for most hilariously pathetic post I've ever seen on EG. Good job.
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