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#1921 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3349 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:19 AM

Ok, I need everyone to raise their right hand (it's the one on the right) and repeat after me:

I WILL NOT POST SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES, EVEN IF PEOPLE ON OTHER SITES MIGHT BE DOING IT LATER TONIGHT.

Man, George R.R. Martin is heartless.

 

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#1922 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   87 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:32 AM

General question to the thread here... how does everyone define "backlog"? Is it literally every single game you own, through purchases, promos (like Dishonored DE being a bonus with Dishonored 2), and GWG/Game Pass?

Or is it just games you own that you actually plan on playing?

I don't consider my backlog to be more than a couple dozen games, but I have 120 games ready to install on my X1 that I have zero interest in ever starting (all GWG).

#1923 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8611 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Sir_Fragalot

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:37 AM

One more thing from Evo and I'm done. After the UMvC3 finals they did an exhibition match with Infinite. The leaked roster went from 98% confirmed to 100%. Gamora AND Jedah were shown off. 

Overall I'd say the game somehow looks better than what we've seen so far even though it's only been a month since E3. Maybe the brighter stage? I'm pretty sure they tweaked Chun-Li's face after all the complaining too. She went from wonky to resembling Chun-Li.
 

 

Ouch, a 23 character roster is pretty weak. Especially when I don't care about a bunch of the Marvel side. Injustice 2 had 28 without the DLC and Tekken 7 has like 37. Hopefully there is at least enough content to make up for it.

 

So I think my achievement streak is on suicide watch.  I met someone this week and she is pretty awesome. Good news is she likes games also and Portal 2 is her favorite game. I still need those co-op achievements. 

Get her to become an achievement whore so you can share the love. Although these days Portal 2 is pretty casual friendly so a lot of girls can say yeah I like games and the worst they played is Portal 2. If she is that type of gamer who put 75 hours into Fallout 4 though, then you got a real keeper.

 

Also to the backlog question. My backlog is every game I either own or have available to download through GWG/PS+ that I someday want to play. I have like over 800 steam games. A lot of them are shit indies from bundles that I have no interest in playing. So I would classify my backlog of games I want to play.


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#1924 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3349 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:43 AM

The EA Access discount for Battlefield Hardline Standard is counting down to date night.



#1925 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5081 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:51 AM

Now THIS I can fap to.

The Evil Within 2 will be XBox X enhanced - 4k textures *AND* HDR

http://www.xbox.com/...s/evil-within-2


Hoping to see a lot of this with the X coming – more HDR supported games for my S.

#1926 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8611 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Sir_Fragalot

Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:02 AM

Hoping to see a lot of this with the X coming – more HDR supported games for my S.

I really hope they have two versions of games for Xbox live downloads. One for regular and one for the Xbox X Enhanced version. I seriously don't want to download a 100 GB game on my HD when I have a regular console.


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#1927 Donken   Auditor CAGiversary!   2390 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:49 AM

General question to the thread here... how does everyone define "backlog"? Is it literally every single game you own, through purchases, promos (like Dishonored DE being a bonus with Dishonored 2), and GWG/Game Pass?

Or is it just games you own that you actually plan on playing?

I don't consider my backlog to be more than a couple dozen games, but I have 120 games ready to install on my X1 that I have zero interest in ever starting (all GWG).


Great question, typically I total up all my unplayed or less than 30 min played games and consider that my backlog but my realistic backlog is prob less than 50 of ones I actually want to play that I own.

Now that I have 3 kids and so many other things going on, I really don't stress the backlog much though. If I want to play 4 hours of Overwatch or Call of Duty I just do it and am not worried that I'm not finishing some other game.

#1928 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   11630 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:01 AM

General question to the thread here... how does everyone define "backlog"? Is it literally every single game you own, through purchases, promos (like Dishonored DE being a bonus with Dishonored 2), and GWG/Game Pass?

Or is it just games you own that you actually plan on playing?

I don't consider my backlog to be more than a couple dozen games, but I have 120 games ready to install on my X1 that I have zero interest in ever starting (all GWG).

Everything I've bought (or GWG) is considered backlog including DLC. Resident Evil 4 on the Xbox One? BACKLOG! Lego Marvel Heroes on the 360? BACKLOG! Lego Marvel Heroes on the One? BACKLOG! Uncharted 2-3 on the PS4 despite already beaten them on the PS3? BACKLOG! I'll get to them eventually goddammit! Just you wait! One day...eventually. I'm so tired.

 

Ouch, a 23 character roster is pretty weak. Especially when I don't care about a bunch of the Marvel side. Injustice 2 had 28 without the DLC and Tekken 7 has like 37. Hopefully there is at least enough content to make up for it.

 

Isn't there like 6 DLC characters already announced for the season pass including Smegma Sigma? See, Capcom has answered your concerns!

 

On the other side of things, Geese Howard announcement has me super excited to see what characters Namco has in store now since I don't think anyone was predicting that. Basically I'm excited for all the fighting games that aren't from Capcom right now.


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#1929 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2014 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:30 AM

But this is in part 3, right?  How does the order of games go?  I really feel like this is a mistake, but I don't have any achievements unlocked for passing any of the chapters.  Is there any other way to check my progress besides booting the game up?  Really doesn't seem like I skipped this, but I don't remember any of the gameplay I've looked at from the game so far...

I probably broke this order question down in way too many ways, but whatever.

 

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You may be able to see some kind of progress tracking through the the archived Halo.Bungie.Net for Halo 3. You used to be able to see something similar on halowaypoint.com for Halo 4, but I don't know if any of that functionality is still around. 

I had one chapter achievement glitch for a while in Halo 4 when it first came out, but that was long since patched. You would still have most of the chapter completion achievements even if some glitched though.


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#1930 Biggquis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2030 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:30 AM

I really hope they have two versions of games for Xbox live downloads. One for regular and one for the Xbox X Enhanced version. I seriously don't want to download a 100 GB game on my HD when I have a regular console.

From what I understand, only the X will have the ability to download the 4k packs



#1931 The Questyen   I'm lightning on my feet CAGiversary!   2121 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

The Questyen

Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:52 AM

General question to the thread here... how does everyone define "backlog"? Is it literally every single game you own, through purchases, promos (like Dishonored DE being a bonus with Dishonored 2), and GWG/Game Pass?

Or is it just games you own that you actually plan on playing?

I don't consider my backlog to be more than a couple dozen games, but I have 120 games ready to install on my X1 that I have zero interest in ever starting (all GWG).

Just games I actually plan on playing. I have hundreds of PS+ and GWG games on my account that I have zero interest in every playing. 



#1932 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2014 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:16 AM

Isn't there like 6 DLC characters already announced for the season pass including Smegma Sigma? See, Capcom has answered your concerns!

 

On the other side of things, Geese Howard announcement has me super excited to see what characters Namco has in store now since I don't think anyone was predicting that. Basically I'm excited for all the fighting games that aren't from Capcom right now.

I'm not sure what direction they'll go with the rest of the guests. I could see the easy route and sticking with another Capcom classic like Morrigan, but I think it'll be another well loved franchise. We have 2 guest villain characters, so on the outside realm of possibility I could see someone from Mortal Kombat, but I'm not sure who would be the best option. This would also round out the developers from the early era of fighters, as Capcom and SNK are already represented, but would violence be an issue?

I think a 3D fighter is the more obvious choice, but the only one that's still semi-alive and has characters with the right personality would be Soul Calibur, which isn't much of a stretch and already half represented by Yoshimitsu. The Virtua Fighter characters have so little personality to them, and I just don't think DOA would be a great fit, though maybe one of the ninjas. A female guest would be nice too.

My thoughts based on most obvious villain or anti-hero with some popularity, or personality "fitting in" with Tekken:
Mortal Kombat - Shao Kahn, Scorpion, Sub Zero (except was just in IJ2), Mileena?. (Not sure if magic would be an issue with Tekken)

Soul Calibur - Nightmare, Seigfreid, Mitsurugi, Ivy (Time period could be an issue here, since characters seem to be canon to Tekken lore.)

Dead or Alive - Ryu Hayabusa, Kasumi, Ayane (villains all suck)

Virtua Fighter - Sarah Bryant, Akira (villains all suck)

 

Ruling out: more characters from Capcom or SNK - though they have the most obvious great options, Blazblue/Guilty Gear - too crazy


As for the backlog discussion, I consider every game that I currently and honestly intend on playing soon-ish to be part of the backlog. As such my list probably floats around 30-50 games that I'd like to get to within a year, with only like 10 being in my immediate plans and the rest kind of in a few weird categories for a rough timeframe, like horror games around Halloween. Really, it's pretty unmanageable and hard to make real progress. I think it will be another year or two before I'll really have time to dedicate to chipping away a meaningful amount. I'd love to just burn some vacation time to play a lot of stuff with no distractions, but I just haven't had the ability to do so for a while.


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#1933 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1595 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:23 AM

General question to the thread here... how does everyone define "backlog"? Is it literally every single game you own, through purchases, promos (like Dishonored DE being a bonus with Dishonored 2), and GWG/Game Pass?

 

Backlog - All the games in my inventory which I have not started or finished.



#1934 Kristaps Schwartzingis  

Kristaps Schwartzingis

Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:56 AM

These speedrun challenges in Superhot are frustrating but addictive. Definitely gonna do them all.

#1935 braiiins  

Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:37 PM

General question to the thread here... how does everyone define "backlog"? Is it literally every single game you own, through purchases, promos (like Dishonored DE being a bonus with Dishonored 2), and GWG/Game Pass?

Or is it just games you own that you actually plan on playing?

I don't consider my backlog to be more than a couple dozen games, but I have 120 games ready to install on my X1 that I have zero interest in ever starting (all GWG).


My definition is basically unplayed, unfinished game in my collection. I need to purge a bit though because I have around 350 games installed and only 30 unplayed ready to install, a lot of the installed games I won't play for ages so I should delete them to free up space and so it loads faster scrolling through my games. Anything I've completed is hidden.

#1936 TurkeyOnRye   Hey? Is this velvet? CAGiversary!   1351 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

TurkeyOnRye

Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:46 PM

General question to the thread here... how does everyone define "backlog"? Is it literally every single game you own, through purchases, promos (like Dishonored DE being a bonus with Dishonored 2), and GWG/Game Pass?

Or is it just games you own that you actually plan on playing?

I don't consider my backlog to be more than a couple dozen games, but I have 120 games ready to install on my X1 that I have zero interest in ever starting (all GWG).

I consider my backlog to be the games I want to play.  I have a large amount of big titles I haven't gotten around to or finished yet as well as some indies that sit in the same position.  There's a ton of crap from GWG I'll never touch past a quick sample.

 

I wish you could have a "folder" system on the X1 ready to install list so you could have a "Completed," "In Progress," "Others" (for games I'm not going to play) and probably a folder for games that don't end (multiplayer and the like).  I'd keep my backlog in the main folder itself.



#1937 blinknot4   Not My President CAGiversary!   5473 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:09 PM

Better late than never. Was on a plane yesterday, thus the delay.

 

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7/19 - Destiny 2 BETA  <--- open to those that prerodered

7/19 - Moon Hunters - $14.99

7/19 - What Remains of Edith Finch - $19.99

7/21 - Conga Master - $9.99

7/21 - Fortnite - $39.99 to $149.99  <--- preorder to play 7/21, otherwise 7/25

 

Destiny 2 Beta and Archangel (PSVR) for me this week. What about you nerds?


XBL: starsleep3 .... PSN / Wii U: Champloo4

 

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#1938 captbrannigan  

captbrannigan

Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:11 PM

These speedrun challenges in Superhot are frustrating but addictive. Definitely gonna do them all.

The Katana levels were my favorite.

A backlog implies I'm keeping track and intend to play them. I just buy games that look cool or that everyone says is awesome, and I scroll past them to Dark Souls or Xcom.

Oh ya, I had typed up a post about microtransactions that I lost because I was in a roaming area. Games have been stuck at $60 for 20 years. $60 +$50 sp is about what companies need to make on a AAA game, due biggly to rising costs and inflation. I don't want to pay $100+ per game, so if they break that price up so the people who love it can invest more, that helps keep the base game cheap. Especially if it's cosmetic fluff, like Overwatch lootboxes, then I say hunt them whales.

GTA shark cards and Battlefield shortcuts are entering into P2W territory, and Battlefront 2's cards definetly sound like "Pay 2 Get A Chance to Win". My bro is really excited for it tho, and he always feels outclassed in mp simply because he only has a few hours late nights or on the weekend to get a couple games in. He's never done it, but I imagine if he liked the game enough he'd rather throw down an extra $20 on a shortcut than be stuck with starter guns for 90% of his playtime.

#1939 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   875 Posts   Joined 1.5 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:59 PM

Just games I actually plan on playing. I have hundreds of PS+ and GWG games on my account that I have zero interest in every playing. 

This. The list of games I have access to vs the list of games I really want to and plan on playing is much shorter.

 

I do still have some PS3 games I want to play, I swear I'm going to play Beyond: Two Souls some day.

 

And Deadly Premonition.

 

And Ni No Kuni.

 

Dammit.


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#1940 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2014 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:06 PM

I only think cosmetics are acceptable for microtransactions. Maybe XP boosters in games that it doesn't really affect competitive play. Destiny really rides the line for me with the Rep boosters, since faster leveling of those gets you actual gear from the factions.

 

If there are microtransactions in a game that you have to pay money to play, then updates to the stuff affected by it should be free. Why should I pay for maps when a company is making way more money off of microtransactions then they ever would on sales of DLC? A lot of the big guys understand this, games like GTA, Halo, Gears, and Overwatch are doing it right. It's the big boys who can see they can get away with double dipping that are disgusting, the most obvious being Call of Duty, Destiny, and Battlefield.

F2P games have different standards, though I think more of them should give you some kind of option for a permanent quality of life increase from a decent purchase, rather than just getting more currency or getting some temporary boosters. Pay however much to cut away all bullshit.


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#1941 miketheplantguy  

miketheplantguy

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:08 PM

I wasn't playing video games for about 10 years. So I've been hunting the greatest hosts and have a decent size backlog.

I created google sheets doc to organize the list. Included info like HLTB time and if physical or digital. Something satisfying about reordering on my iPhone. Though it was a little sad to add up all the hours and use how much I play a week, to calculate I have almost 2 years worth of games :)

#1942 Lord Chabelo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   831 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Lord Chabelo

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:11 PM

I do still have some PS3 games I want to play, I swear I'm going to play Beyond: Two Souls some day.

 

And Deadly Premonition.

 

And Ni No Kuni.

 

I'll see your Beyond: Two Souls, Deadly Premonition, and Ni No Kuni and raise you Journey, all the Uncharteds, all the God of Wars, all the Killzones, Heavy Rain, the Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell trilogies, Okami, all the Resistances (w/ trophies), Shadow of the Colossus, and maybe one day finish Ico

 

I consider my backlog all the games I own, including the ones I "own".   Whoever dies with the most unplayed games wins!


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#1943 Darby27   Licensed to Dill CAGiversary!   12935 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:17 PM

Better late than never. Was on a plane yesterday, thus the delay.

 

   

 

7/19 - Destiny 2 BETA  <--- open to those that prerodered

7/19 - Moon Hunters - $14.99

 

Aren't those the same thing?!


Once as a kid I cried as my parents drove from ny to nj. That was a far cry.


#1944 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   875 Posts   Joined 1.5 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:19 PM

I'll see your Beyond: Two Souls, Deadly Premonition, and Ni No Kuni and raise you Journey, all the Uncharteds, all the God of Wars, all the Killzones, Heavy Rain, the Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell trilogies, Okami, all the Resistances (w/ trophies), Shadow of the Colossus, and maybe one day finish Ico

 

I consider my backlog all the games I own, including the ones I "own".   Whoever dies with the most unplayed games wins!

Not sure if anyone here will appreciate this but:

 


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#1945 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   11630 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:23 PM

I'm not sure what direction they'll go with the rest of the guests. I could see the easy route and sticking with another Capcom classic like Morrigan, but I think it'll be another well loved franchise. We have 2 guest villain characters, so on the outside realm of possibility I could see someone from Mortal Kombat, but I'm not sure who would be the best option. This would also round out the developers from the early era of fighters, as Capcom and SNK are already represented, but would violence be an issue?

I think a 3D fighter is the more obvious choice, but the only one that's still semi-alive and has characters with the right personality would be Soul Calibur, which isn't much of a stretch and already half represented by Yoshimitsu. The Virtua Fighter characters have so little personality to them, and I just don't think DOA would be a great fit, though maybe one of the ninjas. A female guest would be nice too.

My thoughts based on most obvious villain or anti-hero with some popularity, or personality "fitting in" with Tekken:
Mortal Kombat - Shao Kahn, Scorpion, Sub Zero (except was just in IJ2), Mileena?. (Not sure if magic would be an issue with Tekken)

Soul Calibur - Nightmare, Seigfreid, Mitsurugi, Ivy (Time period could be an issue here, since characters seem to be canon to Tekken lore.)

Dead or Alive - Ryu Hayabusa, Kasumi, Ayane (villains all suck)

Virtua Fighter - Sarah Bryant, Akira (villains all suck)

 

Ruling out: more characters from Capcom or SNK - though they have the most obvious great options, Blazblue/Guilty Gear - too crazy

 

I'd be more than satisfied if it's just more SNK characters honestly. Since they have more than enough to go through so long as they don't go bottom of the barrel and say "fuck it! Let's go through the World Heroes roster!"

This. The list of games I have access to vs the list of games I really want to and plan on playing is much shorter.

 

I do still have some PS3 games I want to play, I swear I'm going to play Beyond: Two Souls some day.

 

And Deadly Premonition.

 

And Ni No Kuni.

 

Dammit.

You can skip Beyond Two Souls. As someone that enjoyed Heavy Rain pretty well (and Ellen Paige after the movie "Super"), the writing in that game was so terrible and I gave no shits for any of the characters. They call it an open game where your decisions matter, but none of the decisions were things I wanted to do. Those games need to be less pretentious and have at least a bit of humor in them or something because it just feels like a bunch of film school students with no one to answer to.


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#1946 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   11630 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:28 PM

I'll see your Beyond: Two Souls, Deadly Premonition, and Ni No Kuni and raise you Journey, all the Uncharteds, all the God of Wars, all the Killzones, Heavy Rain, the Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell trilogies, Okami, all the Resistances (w/ trophies), Shadow of the Colossus, and maybe one day finish Ico

 

I consider my backlog all the games I own, including the ones I "own".   Whoever dies with the most unplayed games wins!

I Got Ni No Kuni and ALL the PS3 "Tales of..." games. When and where will I have time for those long ass RPG's?? When? Yet somehow in my head I figured "I'll get these and maybe one day I'll beat them". NOPE! Ain't going to happen in all reality, but I got them all along with 10 or so Ratchet and Clank games to start,


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#1947 PatFortenbaugh   Allergies am I right? CAGiversary!   372 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

PatFortenbaugh

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:34 PM

Tough question about the backlog, I have 300+ games on the xbox360+1, of which I actually want to play about half (if not less). But they're not going anywhere because they're all digital. So I guess technically it would be all of them?

 

Also hello everyone, it's been a bit since I've been here!


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#1948 The Questyen   I'm lightning on my feet CAGiversary!   2121 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

The Questyen

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:43 PM


You can skip Beyond Two Souls. As someone that enjoyed Heavy Rain pretty well (and Ellen Paige after the movie "Super"), the writing in that game was so terrible and I gave no shits for any of the characters. They call it an open game where your decisions matter, but none of the decisions were things I wanted to do. Those games need to be less pretentious and have at least a bit of humor in them or something because it just feels like a bunch of film school students with no one to answer to.


I'll offer a counterpoint and say don't skip it. I found it to be a fantastic game. I liked it quite a bit more then Heavy Rain.

#1949 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   875 Posts   Joined 1.5 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:58 PM

All this backlog talk reminds me why I avoid games like Andromeda (which I'm still enjoying a lot).

 

You can skip Beyond Two Souls. As someone that enjoyed Heavy Rain pretty well (and Ellen Paige after the movie "Super"), the writing in that game was so terrible and I gave no shits for any of the characters. They call it an open game where your decisions matter, but none of the decisions were things I wanted to do. Those games need to be less pretentious and have at least a bit of humor in them or something because it just feels like a bunch of film school students with no one to answer to.

I'll offer a counterpoint and say don't skip it. I found it to be a fantastic game. I liked it quite a bit more then Heavy Rain.

I enjoyed Heavy Rain so much that I played it almost in one sitting, so I would probably like Beyond even if it's flawed.


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#1950 AnimateJake  

AnimateJake

Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:01 PM

Not sure if anyone here will appreciate this but:

 

Wow, very surprised to see a Gorilla Biscuits reference here!  :applause: