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#14281 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3192 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 24 July 2018 - 04:30 PM

For those of you who care, the achievement lists for the Mega Man X collections are out as of 48 hours ago. Much more robust than the original collections, which were limited to "beat the game" mostly. I enjoy chasing achievements for games I love, so I'll have fun w/ this, and it may give me incentive to give X6-X7 a chance (never played X8, either). I ordered from Amazon, should be here this evening.

 

MMXLC1:

https://www.trueachi...on/achievements

 

MMXLC2:

https://www.trueachi...-2/achievements



#14282 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70335 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 24 July 2018 - 04:30 PM

How broken is it? It’s on sale for $7.49 so was thinking about grabbing it.

https://www.destruct...60-232781.phtml

 

They cancelled the last update for the Xbox 360 version that released on PS3.

 

"Plans for an Xbox 360 title update have been cancelled due to technical issues and resources," announced the publisher. "Understanding the issues some users are experiencing, Konami issued a title update for Silent Hill HD Collection (PS3), which fixed frame rate issues as well as audio-synching and other reported issues. Konami apologizes to any players who are continuing to experience these issues on the Xbox 360 sku. Silent Hill HD Collection is available at retail stores nationwide."

 



#14283 capndan   It's for your health! CAGiversary!   178 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 04:38 PM

Silent Hill HD was one of the few games I was thinking about picking up. Now that is it bc, I'll roll the dice. Silent HIll is a series I've never played.



#14284 shoethiefrexyk9   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   919 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

shoethiefrexyk9

Posted 24 July 2018 - 04:39 PM

Bought Nier at full price and totally forgot to look at mixer to get the $5 back  :bomb:  oh well game is absolutely gorgeous and so much fun to play it hooked me in the first 15 minutes



#14285 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   4356 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

pittsnoggle

Posted 24 July 2018 - 04:45 PM

been meaning to player a silent hill for ages, always had my eye on Shattered memories but may pick up Homecoming since it's BC, any silent hill fans recommend homecoming?



#14286 Doctor Zod   Phantom Zone permanent resident CAGiversary!   589 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Doctor Zod

Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:05 PM

Maybe the BC Team was aware of the issues the SH Collection had on 360 and perhaps they managed to "fix" it to some degree now that is BC? Unrealistic?



#14287 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9121 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:13 PM

Unrealistic?

Very.
On the bright side, this just further improves the chances of MGS 2 & 3 becoming BC. Maybe even the MercurySteam Castlevania games will be BC.

#14288 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11710 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:14 PM

I have to watch the videos but they changed a lot of things with the HD collection

SH 2

- Roads are more "clean". Looking at digital foundry and other videos the roads lack the grit that was in the original version.

- Water looks pretty bad when you run into it lol.

- They changed the mile markers on road signs for whatever reason

- Cosmic Sans font lol

- Toned down Fog. Way toned down. This effects visibility as you can see things better vs the old game. Which to a lot of people is bad. 

- Lots of "minor" issues in SH2 with graphics and such but they add up. Green tint in some areas, worst lack of detail etc.

- Very, very dark compared to the original in indoor areas. Some might see this as a plus though.

 

Unless your a die hard SH2 fan or previously beat them you probably wouldn't notice a ton of stuff. Still it has a lot of issues that just add up. However if they make the original SH2 from OG XBox go BC... that's the way to go.

 

SH3

- Some minor texture issues

- I saw a scene where foot steps sounded awful in one room.

- New voice acting they changed one of the lines of story lol.

-  Firing the uzi has horrible sound effects.

 

SH3 seems to be the lesser of two evils but I am not sure if that's because people are less critical of it or because everyone goes straight to SH2 over SH3.

 

Since the 360 version was never patched I don't know about the frame rate issues and such. On the PS3 SH2 was unlocked pre-patch so it was all over the place. I'd imagine the X would brute force a lot of things but I have no idea.

 

I think for $7.50 I am going to at least use my credit once I can get my 360 to boot up (updates aren't working atm, can't update the 360) and run through Silent Hill 3 one day. SH2 I'll hop they make the OG XBox version BC still I still own the disc.

 

At the very least throwing my money at Konami will hopefully get use those Metal Gear games to go BC and the Castlevania ones as well.



#14289 snoturtle   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   30 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:31 PM

Thank you very much :)

The winner of the 1 month game pass code is #10!

 

Soooo snoturtle you are the winner :)

 

I'll send the code ever now



#14290 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3192 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:32 PM

Said it before, but the SH HD collection is based on betas of the originals because they lost the source code for the finalized versions. The team that made the original also used the PS2 limitations to enhance atmosphere, like blurriness and fog, which take away from the game when given a facelift.

 

Maybe the BC Team was aware of the issues the SH Collection had on 360 and perhaps they managed to "fix" it to some degree now that is BC? Unrealistic?

There were framerate issues in the unpatched 360 version. It's possible that, much like Bioshock and other titles, BC will allow higher framerates and it theoretically could run slightly better. Theoretically. The audio syncing probably wouldn't be impacted, though?



#14291 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11710 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

David Hibiki

Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:37 PM

If the frame rate is unlocked on the 360 for both versions that could be huge even with the issues mentioned above. 60fps SH on the X? Guess I'll wait for VGTech and others to take a look.



#14292 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10001 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:51 PM

Screw it. I’m gonna get the SH Collection anyway. See used copies go for $24.99 at GS. Hopefully it won’t be too bad.

#14293 The Brief Chef   Actor, Chef, & CAG CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

The Brief Chef

Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:52 PM

Update on the games grabbed so far

 

Ori and the Blind Forest- easily one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had and looks beautiful.  I went into the game blind and had no idea of the metroidvania feel to it.  Flying through the story a bit faster then I'm comfortable with but the game really is a blast.

Doom / Wolfenstein II- only started Doom.  First proper time I've sat down and played a Doom game.  Having a blast with it so far- only complaint is that it moves so fast that I feel like I'm playing Unreal Tournament.  But that may just whiplash going from Ori to Doom in terms of game speed.  Excited to start Wolfenstein II and bring down nazis.  I really don't like nazis. 

Rise of the Tomb Raider- to be started

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair- grabbed all of the missing DLC.  Now just crossing my fingers that it goes BC

Now just deciding on whether to grab some more 360 games with the hope they go backwards or sit on the remaining credit until the next big sale.



#14294 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14939 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:17 PM

They couldn't just make the OG XBox version of Silent Hill 2 BC, huh?

 

And I don't know why or how, but I might've just bought another PS4. Life is hard.



#14295 Jermainemy  

Jermainemy

Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:33 PM

Update on the games grabbed so far

 

Ori and the Blind Forest- easily one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had and looks beautiful.  I went into the game blind and had no idea of the metroidvania feel to it.  Flying through the story a bit faster then I'm comfortable with but the game really is a blast.

Doom / Wolfenstein II- only started Doom.  First proper time I've sat down and played a Doom game.  Having a blast with it so far- only complaint is that it moves so fast that I feel like I'm playing Unreal Tournament.  But that may just whiplash going from Ori to Doom in terms of game speed.  Excited to start Wolfenstein II and bring down nazis.  I really don't like nazis. 

Rise of the Tomb Raider- to be started

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair- grabbed all of the missing DLC.  Now just crossing my fingers that it goes BC

Now just deciding on whether to grab some more 360 games with the hope they go backwards or sit on the remaining credit until the next big sale.

I finally got to Ori and the Blind Forest DE a month ago and loved all of it. Just got 100% a week ago or so.

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a great game.

 

I've been wanting to pickup both Doom and Wolfenstein II for Switch for the gyro controls/portable, but the CAG in me is waiting for a sale which seems to never come.

 

Good pickups!



#14296 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1547 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:36 PM

Well I was seriously considering getting the MUA bundle for $15, but now it's back to $60 - no way I'm paying that, delisting or not.  Oh well.



#14297 Masters_93  

Masters_93

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:04 PM

Very.
On the bright side, this just further improves the chances of MGS 2 & 3 becoming BC. Maybe even the MercurySteam Castlevania games will be BC.

Is MGS 2 & 3 worth the purchase? I've never played a MGS game and the price seems pretty decent in the sale. 



#14298 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14939 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:08 PM

Is MGS 2 & 3 worth the purchase? I've never played a MGS game and the price seems pretty decent in the sale. 

This statement always gets an audible gasp from me and they're great games and you'll be confused by the story and characters regardless so go for it.



#14299 The Brief Chef   Actor, Chef, & CAG CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

The Brief Chef

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:12 PM

Is MGS 2 & 3 worth the purchase? I've never played a MGS game and the price seems pretty decent in the sale. 

Yes.  Yes it is and MGS 3 is a favorite

Here's a quick rundown on the Metal Gear fictional chronology, courtesy of wikipedia

1964 – Snake Eater (Metal Gear Solid 3)
1970 – Portable Ops
1974 – Peace Walker
1975 – Ground Zeroes
1984 – The Phantom Pain (Metal Gear Solid 5)
1995 – Metal Gear
1999 – Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
2005 – Metal Gear Solid (The Twin Snakes) 
2007/09 – Sons of Liberty (Metal Gear Solid 2)
2014 – Guns of the Patriots (Metal Gear Solid 4)
2018 – Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance


#14300 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70335 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:22 PM

This statement always gets an audible gasp from me and they're great games and you'll be confused by the story and characters regardless so go for it.

Yeah, just get a PS3 and the Metal Gear Solid 4 Database that will clearly explain everything about the Metal Gear story.



#14301 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:24 PM

I too missed MUA. But I'm sure they'll do another sale if the rumor is true. And if they don't, well, I'll just get it for the PC afterwards.



#14302 Moo Moo Dairy   [Title Not Selected] Banned   2872 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Moo Moo Dairy

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:26 PM

Beat Hellblade

 

Everyone needs to get this game and play it!!!

 

Don't play it without headphones though, they are a must!

 

$18 is a steal, can't believe this was made by 15 people.

 

(The combat and puzzles can be repetitive, and it can be a little slow at times for some people but games like this are why I love gaming)



#14303 Masters_93  

Masters_93

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:26 PM

This statement always gets an audible gasp from me and they're great games and you'll be confused by the story and characters regardless so go for it.

Okay, guess I'll be purchasing it. Should I go for Peace Walker as well?

 

 

Yes.  Yes it is and MGS 3 is a favorite

Here's a quick rundown on the Metal Gear fictional chronology, courtesy of wikipedia

1964 – Snake Eater (Metal Gear Solid 3)
1970 – Portable Ops
1974 – Peace Walker
1975 – Ground Zeroes
1984 – The Phantom Pain (Metal Gear Solid 5)
1995 – Metal Gear
1999 – Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
2005 – Metal Gear Solid (The Twin Snakes) 
2007/09 – Sons of Liberty (Metal Gear Solid 2)
2014 – Guns of the Patriots (Metal Gear Solid 4)
2018 – Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

 

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#14304 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:28 PM

Peace Walker is pretty good. It does play very differently than the others though, as it's a proto-Phantom Pain.



#14305 Moo Moo Dairy   [Title Not Selected] Banned   2872 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Moo Moo Dairy

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:28 PM

Okay, guess I'll be purchasing it. Should I go for Peace Walker as well?

 

You might as well but keep in mind that Peacewalker was a handheld port and the gameplay is kinda different. You're going to be playing the same levels over and over managing your soldier database etc.....

 

Still a great game but might be off-putting for some who would enjoy the main games



#14306 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14939 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:36 PM

Okay, guess I'll be purchasing it. Should I go for Peace Walker as well?

 

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Peacewalker I remember as the kidnapping simulator so yes. Yes go get that and kidnap and brain wash people to your heart's content! And once more, don't bother trying to make sense of everything because...well you won't. You're fine just going into the barest of bare concept of "Snek=Good. Metal Gear=bad"

 

Yeah, just get a PS3 and the Metal Gear Solid 4 Database that will clearly explain everything about the Metal Gear story.

As someone that plans to replay MGS4, I'm fine not getting a headache.



#14307 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10552 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:38 PM

Is that guy from a year or two ago that used to say that the backwards compatibility program would be ending every other week still around? Any updated thoughts?

#14308 rickr304   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   85 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

rickr304

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:40 PM

If you've two hours to kill and are really interested in learning more about the Silent Hill HD Collection's problems, watch Twin Perfect's Silent Hill HD Collection Review Part 1 and 2.
 
It goes ridiculously in-depth, and it's damn interesting, in my opinion.
 
I loved SH 2 and 3, but I'm staying away from this collection.


#14309 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:56 PM

The worst thing about the HD collection is that the atmosphere is supposed to be dirty, blurry, and noisy. Due to working with unfinished code everything is clean and visible so the game loses a lot of its punch. Didn't help that the guy in charged allegedly hated the older games.



#14310 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1295 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:12 PM

Quality of the ports be damned. I am just so glad that SH2/3 are at least available on a current gen platform.