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#3001 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9810 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:17 PM

I know the feeling of second place.


Lol. See you next year.

#3002 The Masked Heel  

The Masked Heel

Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:19 PM

So how are all of you feeling about the Walking Dead/Tekken 7 crossover? Tekken was never my style of fighting game, but seeing Negan in action seems completely bonkers. Skip to 1:28 if my link doesn't do it for you:

 

https://youtu.be/akw7TlwH0U8?t=88

I love the Negan character and JDM, so this inclusion is awesome. The only gripe is that it should've been Mortal Kombat and not Tekken. Would have love to have seen some Negan-centric Fatalities.



#3003 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9810 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:23 PM

I’m torn on Anthem. I mean it’s basically a generic Destiny clone with more loading screens but damn is it gorgeous and it’s a blast just being able to flying around.

#3004 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAGiversary!   767 Posts   Joined 2.1 Years Ago  

Super Strider TurbulenceEX

Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:26 PM

So how are all of you feeling about the Walking Dead/Tekken 7 crossover? Tekken was never my style of fighting game, but seeing Negan in action seems completely bonkers. Skip to 1:28 if my link doesn't do it for you:

 

https://youtu.be/akw7TlwH0U8?t=88

Sorta interested but the bullshit piecemeal DLC turns me off from playing.

I don't like tekken 7 much to begin with either.



#3005 jazzman   Carpe diem CAGiversary!   1361 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:26 PM

I gave this some thought and I know what would have fixed this movie. Spoilers for the actual ending of Alita ahead:

Spoiler


If anyone from Hollywood is reading this, please feel free to contact me so I can tidy up your crappy scripts.


Great rewrite! I might have enjoyed it with your changes.

Couldn’t agree with you more on her connection to the dog, it would have helped seeing her as being more compassionate and loving to have a pet and then lose him tragically. * The warpaint seemed like a pathetic way of showing honor for the loss and then she went all John Wick.

#3006 parrothead87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   277 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

parrothead87

Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:55 PM

I’m torn on Anthem. I mean it’s basically a generic Destiny clone with more loading screens but damn is it gorgeous and it’s a blast just being able to flying around.

I keep seeing the loading times suck. Going to try the EA Access version either tonight or tomorrow. I feel like I may be torn as well but most of my gaming friends are getting this so I am hoping playing in squads will make this more fun then what it would be solo



#3007 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:02 PM

The most damning thing I've seen about Anthem is that a little bit into the campaign you're locked off from it until you complete certain milestones ("Kill x opponents with this ability, etc.). I understand that the grind is the nature of the beast, but there is certainly better and more organic ways to encourage players to do that grind. It just makes it sound like the campaign is incredibly short and there's not much end-game content.



#3008 shoethiefrexyk9   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   863 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

shoethiefrexyk9

Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:07 PM

I've only played anthem about an hour and a half ish on the EA Acces Trial (have it pre ordered)and it is running far better then the demo weekends I'm really enjoying it. The shooting and abilities feel really good imo and I really love the world they've crafted so far. I have had a few times where I lost connection to the server when I hit the home button to take a screenshot or look at what friends were online. Also anyone else notice when walking through the Fort that there's a ton of NPC's populating it and having conversations with other NPC's but I could hardly hear what they were saying even though they were right next to me?

 

edit: those loading time ugh



#3009 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4407 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:17 PM

So how are all of you feeling about the Walking Dead/Tekken 7 crossover? Tekken was never my style of fighting game, but seeing Negan in action seems completely bonkers. Skip to 1:28 if my link doesn't do it for you:

 

https://youtu.be/akw7TlwH0U8?t=88

I think it was a pretty lame choice since he just doesn't fit the universe well. Let's take this parody (?) trailer that replaces show characters with Tekken characters at 0:25 in this video.

 

https://youtu.be/iQUTmNBIr78?t=25s

 

Outside of maybe Josie, none of these characters would be scared in this situation. All of them are world class fighters at the bare minimum, and three of them have demon based powers. Then we have ultra badasses like Heihachi, Nina Williams, and Master Raven featured.

 

Granted, Tekken does not take itself seriously most of the time, and some of this trailer is clearly winks and nods combining similar elements from both (Raven = Michonne, Kazumi and her tiger = TWD Shiva). In general I just think it feels more forced and seems more like it's Bamco trying to go for a mainstream pile of money over a big fan request like Kiryu from the Yakuza games. I don't necessarily think a guest needs to make sense from a story and setting perspective, like I LOVE that 2B made it in Soul Calibur and thematically all those horror characters in MK fit pretty well even if the main characters all are ninjas and robots and sorcerers. It's just that Harada clearly knows how to incorporate guest characters well as we've seen from Akuma and Geese. 

 

I think what bothers me the most is he just doesn't look that interesting, which I think comes from the somewhat grounded comics that he comes from. Negan is a big guy that is good at fighting, but most of his character is about using fear to command others. If anyone had to be a fighting game character from the series I would say Michonne would be the best overall choice due to her style, personality, and appearance. She's generally well liked in the show and loved in the comics too. I'm sure Negan will be fine as Tekken is a great fighting game, I'm just not excited about him. I didn't think Noctis was a great fit either but at least teleporting sword guy is more exciting that man with bat.



#3010 Disturbed Jerry   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   296 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Disturbed Jerry

Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:28 PM

I'm gonna hold off and install the trial of Anthem on Friday in hopes of a punch card on the Microsoft Rewards app like they did with Battlefield 5 that gave you 6,000 points.

#3011 Barry Burton   CAGiversary! Banned   1790 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Barry Burton

Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:30 PM

No.

liar



#3012 Barry Burton   CAGiversary! Banned   1790 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Barry Burton

Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:36 PM

I think the point is what is “outrageous” to you is a legitimate opinion. Just because you don’t believe it doesn’t make it any less of a valid point of view.

What is that so hard to understand?!?

it's hard to understand because Crackdown 3 is being panned by everybody except the biggest Xbox fanboys, while God of War 3 is being praised by everybody and won most of the game of the year awards

 

what does Crackdown 3 do better?  gameplay?  story?  graphics?  character development?  sound design? 

 

you said so yourself it's a "controversial opinion" so why post that if you get defensive and don't want to address it?



#3013 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6698 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:40 PM

We get it. Move on.

#3014 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4407 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:41 PM

Rumors are starting to float around that the once canceled game that Nintendo has supposedly has coming is Scalebound. The initial rumor is separate from this, with Game Informer's senior editor just saying Nintendo are working on a game that was very publicly cancelled before. It would probably have to have some major reworks being downgraded from Xbox to Switch, but it'd be cool if it actually came out. 

 

https://www.nintendo...itch-exclusive/



#3015 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11116 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:42 PM

Tweet:

 



#3016 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14637 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:48 PM

Tweet:

 

Platinum: "Nintendo is my new best friend."

 

I Mean from all the behind the scenes talk, it sounded like Scalebound was pretty far along in development so all the more power to them for picking that up.



#3017 darkblueprint   The World is Yours CAGiversary!   333 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

darkblueprint

Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:49 PM

Tweet:

https://twitter.com/...579001084870662


I own both switch and xbox but this is a huge punch in the gut for xbox owners. I assume they did this because switch has a higher player base in japan

#3018 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:55 PM

I own both switch and xbox but this is a huge punch in the gut for xbox owners. I assume they did this because switch has a higher player base in japan

I'm not sure I follow. Microsoft themselves were the ones that canned it.



#3019 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3100 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:58 PM

I’m torn on Anthem. I mean it’s basically a generic Destiny clone with more loading screens but damn is it gorgeous and it’s a blast just being able to flying around.

 

Same boat. What I played, I liked. 

My GCU ends tomorrow... $48 and a Steelbook, or wait a few months and get it for probably $30ish and no steelbook.  :wall:

 

and that tweet above.  :rofl:



#3020 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9810 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:58 PM

I'm not sure I follow. Microsoft themselves were the ones that canned it.


That doesn’t make it any less of a punch to the gut to Xbox owners. It wasn’t our decision to can it.

#3021 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11116 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 18 February 2019 - 09:02 PM

I own both switch and xbox but this is a huge punch in the gut for xbox owners. I assume they did this because switch has a higher player base in japan

I didn't have any real plans to play the game, but I agree.  I'd love to know some of the behind-the-scenes business that caused that to happen.



#3022 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 09:04 PM

That doesn’t make it any less of a punch to the gut to Xbox owners. It wasn’t our decision to can it.

Oh no the punch I understand. I just don't see the reason the Switch having a large playerbase in Japan having an impact on it being brought over. Heck it wasn't even what Kamiya wanted to do originally with the game. It was supposed to be about a girl with the power to control dinosaurs with her mind iirc.



#3023 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14637 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 18 February 2019 - 09:11 PM

Oh no the punch I understand. I just don't see the reason the Switch having a large playerbase in Japan having an impact on it being brought over. Heck it wasn't even what Kamiya wanted to do originally with the game. It was supposed to be about a girl with the power to control dinosaurs with her mind iirc.

I Mean, that idea would've had more legs if they made the protagonist male and called it "Billy and the Clone-a-Saurus"!



#3024 captbrannigan  

captbrannigan

Posted 18 February 2019 - 09:12 PM

Great rewrite! I might have enjoyed it with your changes.

Couldn’t agree with you more on her connection to the dog, it would have helped seeing her as being more compassionate and loving to have a pet and then lose him tragically. * The warpaint seemed like a pathetic way of showing honor for the loss and then she went all John Wick.

Never go full John Wick.

#3025 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4407 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 18 February 2019 - 09:32 PM

I don't really care if it Scalebound switches platforms if it means it gets to actually release. It is a bummer for people that wanted it or Japanese games in general on Xbox, and it will really make Microsoft look bad if it's even just decent. I could understand all the other cancellations and even studio closures to a degree, but they never gave any real details as to what the problem was with it. Kamiya is a great game designer even if his games aren't always big sellers, and if the needed changes bring it more in line with his original vision that is likely a good change.

 

On the plus side, we'll still see all the bitching about no PS4 version like Bayonetta 2 and 3 constantly get.



#3026 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2668 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 09:52 PM

Interesting. I thought it was assumed that Platinum was freed up so start Bayonetta 3 when Scalebound was canceled.



#3027 PageAndScreen   Assassin's Creed Fantatic CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

PageAndScreen

Posted 18 February 2019 - 10:18 PM

All I have to say is yikes if you genuinely believe outlets play like that  

 

Game review sites are nothing but larger scale blog outlets if you really think about it. Just like bloggers, their goal is to generate traffic and therefore ad revenue anyway they can. This is done through clickbait, misleading titles, etc. The manipulation of scores is another example and does nothing but help the generation of clicks. I don't think ALL sites are like that, but I think more are than you'd care to think.

 

EDIT: Though, as I said, I'm more than willing to wear the conspiracy theorist tinfoil hat on this one, lol



#3028 Burning Karma   A tempest must be just that CAGiversary!   955 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Burning Karma

Posted 18 February 2019 - 10:19 PM

I played through Quantum Break recently and really enjoyed it, but it's a few years old now and Sony definitely has more/better exclusives.

Yeah, I really liked Quantum Break and want more like it. Give me Alan Wake 2 now plz.



#3029 gorgo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   945 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2019 - 10:21 PM

I say give it a chance then. I have all the same complaints about the original after revisiting it recently, and the controls in CD3 are very responsive. It’s also better balanced in terms of difficulty.


Agreed, and there is a lot of new stuff to enjoy. Weapons, enemies, etc.

#3030 DGenerateKane   Former Kanenite CAGiversary!   735 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

DGenerateKane

Posted 18 February 2019 - 10:21 PM

I say give it a chance then. I have all the same complaints about the original after revisiting it recently, and the controls in CD3 are very responsive. It’s also better balanced in terms of difficulty.

Oh I plan to since it's on Game Pass. If it wasn't, I'd be passing. I don't plan on reactivating my subscription anytime soon though.