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Discussion in 'Movie, TV, & Video Games' started by Bran, Jan 21, 2015.
Hitman is a blast. I love the series.
It’s one of the few gaming franchises I’m still playing since my teenage pc gamer days.
Playing Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order and it is fun as hell so far. Easy to play and the combat is smooth. It has 4 difficulty levels and I have it in the second lowest difficulty but it is still hard enough that it is so easy that it gets boring. If you die, you lose all exp but you can get it back by hitting the bad guy who killed you, so it is Bloodborne light in that aspect. Also all mobs respawn after you test at a save point. The game has a Souls game meets Star Wars meets Uncharted feel to the game play. I am really enjoying it.
It's more like Assassin's Creed new combat than Dark Souls imo.
1. The double dodge. Press once to light dodge and double-tap for a roll.
2. Parrying is much easier. Even on higher difficulties, this isn't Dark Souls 2, 3, or Sekiro.
3. No animation invulnerability.
3 bothers me. A lot. It really limits the effectiveness of parrying, which is fine if the environments had more geometry to negotiate fighting multiple enemies.
It's not fair to compare this game to a From game, even if you dislike the Souls formula, the level design and attention to detail is stunning. Every swing matters, your footing matters, it's fighting game levels of combat tuning. It's why no other title quite feels like a Souls game.
To me this is not the combat system you ape. For Honor is the one more developers should steal. It'd been perfect for this game with 4 direction guarding and parrying.
I think this could have used another 6-9 months to tune the combat and level geometry. It's a good first step but the hitboxes are off and the combat animations, while fluid, are part of the problem registering hits.
We won't speak about the camera since no one can seem to figure it out. Odyssey got the closest imo. As much as I hate giving Ubisoft credit, ASO does 3rd person combat right.
The more I play the game the more it's 1 step forward/1 half-step back. It never gets so frustrating I want to stop playing it, it more so that it could have been fine tuned to better effect. Any game can say that for sure, but the combat system needs work. Some things it nails. The laser deflection? Might be the best part of the combat and I mean that sincerely. It's extremely satisfying for some reason. Mixing up force powers also makes for sort of puzzle combat rather than feeling like a god in The Force Unleashed. I think I prefer the more grounded aspects of a force user rather than Devil May Cry.
But I think if you're going to do Souls-type combat you need a mix of light and heavy attacks, you need better displays for stamina exhaustion, and you need really good hit detection. This game doesn't quite get there so it's gets very messy and effects are poorly communicated. I don't know who does/doesn't have hyper armor or if hits stagger or any of that shit.
I am really enjoying the game a lot. I like how when you fall and should die, you just respawn and lose some life. I just fall way too much when doing the jumps. I am enjoying the story so far and it has a good balance of difficulty and fun.
I’m excited for Jedi. I’m going to try and beat Devil May Cry 5 before, but probably going to get it around thanksgiving on sale
The story isn't bad. It doesn't try so hard and I appreciate that. I would prefer to not be a Jedi. I think working to escort a character who you later discover to be a Jedi would have been dope. I really want to create my own character in this kind of game and use firearms.
They'll never do it but it'd of been awesome to be a Droid.
I agree with the fire arms. But I love parrying blaster shots back to the shooter. It is just so satisfying. I also love that the storm troopers talk while fighting. I find them hilarious.
Absolutely no deals on games going on right now. Fucking sucks. Hopefully the Black Friday deals are gonna be good.
In the meantime, I love Hitman. Never, in any game really, have I went back and re did missions multiple times to get different achievements but I love that there are multiple ways to perform executions in this game. I’ve played three missions so far and re did each mission at least twice. I’m hoping the expansion pass goes on sale soon because I’m not paying $40 for it but I would pay $20.
When I finish Fallen Order (which I'm in no rush to do), I'm going back to Assassin's Creed Odyssey to buy the DLC expansions. Hands down it's my game of the year. I deplore the XP tax, that's a part of Ubisoft's growing disgusting monetization practices. This will be the last Ubisoft game I play for sometime as a result but I absolutely love the world the Dev's built, I love the combat, I love the weapons, I love the characters, it's the best Assassin's Creed game ever made. It's a wild departure from the series formula AND THAT IS A GOOD THING. Assassin's Creed peaked with 2 but bled that formula dry with 3 iterations of 2. Blackflag was fun but the combat was more of the same. Origins rebuilt the traversal and combat systems and got 75% of the way there. Odyssey is just brilliant to an Ancient Greek nerd like myself.
It's like Spaceship Earth the game.
Death stranding, metro exodus, Fifa 20. Those are the games I will purchase next, and will probably be 3 of the last 4 games I buy this console generation. 4 being the last of us 2.
I loved metro exodus. The first expansion was great too.
The metro series is one of my favorites. Their world building, enemy variety, and gameplay mechanics are all top notch.
I have to hold on to games longer. I traded mine in as soon as I beat it, lol.
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I traded this one in too. Lol. I missed all the good expansions. I need to be like Coy and wait until they release the complete editions.
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I found that when I bought physical copies I would trade in my stuff and then want to play it down the line. Obviously you can't trade back digital but your library in in someone else's hands. It's risk either way imo.
This reminds me I need to get a physical copy of Bloodborne at some point.
That’s why I don’t play a game until it’s been out a year. If I’m not thinking about it, it doesn’t bother me, the waiting. I don’t revisit a game after I’m done with it so if I beat the main story, the expansion won’t mean much. If I play it all at the same time, it’s a much better experience.
At this point most games aren't even finished until they have been out almost a year.
I picked up the season pass for ACO and I bought 2K20 both for 50% off. EA is not releasing NBA Live this year otherwise I'd of went with Live.
I won't play online or MyPlayer, nothing that necessitates their bullshit currency. I'll do seasons.
Putting some money together to grab myself a switch and the new pokemon, can't wait to play. So long as I have it by christmas, I'm happy.
No other games coming out really that has my attention, with Doom and Cyberpunk not until next year, I have nothing -PC wise- to look forward to.