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#2851 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13488 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:19 PM

Got back from Alita. I Enjoyed it! Visually it did feel like a movie James Cameron had been thinking of for twenty years realized from all the details. The only problem is since the manga itself doesn't have any arcs and is really one long story it had to cram alot of bits and pieces together. Still enjoyed it though and hoping for a sequel.

 

#Halo



#2852 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   414 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:38 PM

I’m not digging Crackdown 3 so far. I didn’t enjoy the bit I played of 1 a while back (when it first went free on 360, I think), and this one just feels off. Controls aren’t as smooth as many other games, and the aiming is very frustrating. That said, I’m glad it’s on Game Pass and I’m glad I got to play it that way, and I’m not trying to crap on anyone who is having fun/enjoying it. If it’s your thing, by all means, do it up. I got past the first boss, may pick it up again and try to get some more abilities, and will probably try the multiplayer at some point just to see what it’s all about, but just wanted to add my two cents to the conversation.

#2853 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6186 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:20 PM

Crackdown 3 is really great remaster of Crackdown 1. If I had bought it, I'd be disappointed, but with GamePass, it's some good ol' no-brainer fun. Really enjoying it.

#2854 Burning Karma   Ready for the mosh pit, shaka brah CAGiversary!   882 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Burning Karma

Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:25 PM

I'm 20 hours in on God of War and have really enjoyed it, but apparently not enough to finish it. I have no idea how far along I am.

If you do everything, you're looking at about 40-50 hours.

 

I basically just played God of War and Spider-Man back to back. Makes me lament the lack of quality exclusive single player games on the Xbone.



#2855 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1566 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:11 PM

Crackdown 3 is really great remaster of Crackdown 1. If I had bought it, I'd be disappointed, but with GamePass, it's some good ol' no-brainer fun. Really enjoying it.

Yeah I was a little bummed on the previews/reviews but I've been going strong in it since yesterday. It's been very much "I'll just clear out this last thing and stop" and next thing I see I've played another 2 hours. 



#2856 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:14 PM

Do you get to keep the OG Xbox games like you do with 360 games when you stop paying for gold?

#2857 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   296 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:15 PM

Do you get to keep the OG Xbox games like you do with 360 games when you stop paying for gold?

Yes, from what I've read several times.



#2858 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3583 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:17 PM

The Anthem subreddit has a bunch of threads bitching about the large amount of loading screens. I feel vindicated there.

 

Edit: someone also posted this gem of a quote:

 

""It's contiguous," says Anthem lead producer Mike Gamble. "Once you're in the open world, you just run around the open world. There's no loads. Everything's contiguous. You have access to the whole thing."

"You have to do it in a way where you can constantly load new content underneath," says Gamble. "So for example, you're flying through the world and you know that there's an underground cavern. You dive into the water. At that point in time, we can load in all the stuff that's underground and unload the stuff in the overworld. You never know the difference.""

 

The article is from 8 months ago, some technical issues must have come up in that time. 

 

https://www.usgamer....letely-seamless



#2859 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:23 PM

Yes, from what I've read several times.


Sweet thanks.

#2860 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAG Veteran   338 Posts   Joined 0.8 Years Ago  

Super Strider TurbulenceEX

Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:08 AM

Still no new Hot Deal from Microsoft rewards. :(



#2861 Bowie88   Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster CAGiversary!   167 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:15 AM


And I tried the first Naruto Ultimate Ninja game from the $10 trilogy bundle. It reminded me of Bully with a lot of jumping and martial arts because it's an open world game where you walk around and get missions from NPC characters who need your help. It didn't hold my interest long, but I maybe I will try it again later. The cel-shaded graphics look nice.


Note that 1 and 2 are heavy on the taking missions from NPCs on an open world-esque environment. I can't speak much for 3, but 4 goes away from this for a simple "jump straight into the cutscene and fights" story mode. So there are improvements as you progress in the series.

#2862 Dagolara   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   641 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Dagolara

Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:18 AM

Still no new Hot Deal from Microsoft rewards. :(

Holiday weekend, wouldn't be shocked if it doesn't change until Tuesday



#2863 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13488 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:22 AM

Everybody here talking about Crackdown 3. Can't wait to join ya'll in...three years or so when I get to it. For now I'm playing this hip new XBox One game called Doom.



#2864 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6468 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:40 AM

Everybody here talking about Crackdown 3. Can't wait to join ya'll in...three years or so when I get to it. For now I'm playing this hip new XBox One game called Doom.

Don't feel bad.  I spent the afternoon catching up on my backlog.  I didn't realize that I had over 100 games installed on my Xbox One until today because I had never paid that much attention.  

 

Edit: Make that 168.



#2865 davemoseley  

davemoseley

Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:19 AM

Played CD3 for a couple of hours this morning, for better or worse it felt like slipping back into a pair of comfortable slippers I hadn't worn for ten years... I'm enjoying the orb hunt, the lock-on combat is simple but fun, the game's doing a good job of slowly introducing new types of areas to clear out... I'm playing AC Odyssey right now and typically wouldn't want to tackle two open-world games at once, but Crackdown feels simple enough to finish quickly without confusing my time in Odyssey.  Yeah, it's not as revolutionary as it could be (or should be after five years), but you know what?  It's not a bad game by any means.

 

It's not a $60 title but it's a great addition to Game Pass and really helps sell that service.  If Microsoft keeps dropping these games (Forza 4, CD3, Sea Of Thieves) every few months, I'm happy to call Game Pass an essential part of the Xbox experience.



#2866 Dustinator   Why hello....... CAGiversary!   1358 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Dustinator

Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:36 AM

Crackdown. 3......It's not a $60 title but it's a great addition to Game Pass and really helps sell that service. If Microsoft keeps dropping these games (Forza 4, CD3, Sea Of Thieves) every few months, I'm happy to call Game Pass an essential part of the Xbox experience.

This. So this. After playing a tad of CD3, its just like it was ten years ago. Considering I haven't enjoyed the orb hunting, Matrix leaping, gunning down bosses in what, 8+ years? Its a welcome nostalgic trip back to the good times. Playing via game pass? Hell yeah. If I'dve paid $60 day one? Hell no

Really digging the game pass day one first party games. Can't wait till Gears 5 releases this fall!!!!

#2867 kdiddy1989   I make average CAGs look rich. CAGiversary!   2084 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:44 AM

The 3pt shootout is starting now on TNT for those interested in seeing who wins.

#2868 bear489   My Trolliest President CAGiversary!   913 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:49 AM

Don't feel bad.  I spent the afternoon catching up on my backlog.  I didn't realize that I had over 100 games installed on my Xbox One until today because I had never paid that much attention.  

 

Edit: Make that 168.

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#2869 ilovexboxone   video game master CAGiversary!   427 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

ilovexboxone

Posted 17 February 2019 - 02:29 AM

Everybody here talking about Crackdown 3. Can't wait to join ya'll in...three years or so when I get to it. For now I'm playing this hip new XBox One game called Doom.

why are u playing such a new game?



#2870 ilovexboxone   video game master CAGiversary!   427 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

ilovexboxone

Posted 17 February 2019 - 02:29 AM

anyone have any luck getting the punchcard to work for Crackdown 3 from installing it from gamepass?



#2871 dennisb407   Brickseek DN CAGiversary!   5659 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 02:34 AM

Daytona 500 list of entries for the $10 Xbox Gift Card + 1 Month Xbox Game Pass contest tomorrow:

Spoiler



Entries for tonight's NBA All-Star weekend 3 point shootout $5 Xbox Gift card contest below:

Spoiler



I always enjoy watching these events more when they provide a chance to give back.
Good luck to everybody who made it in the contests!

I'll be PMing the winner of the 3pt shootout tonight, then the race winner tomorrow evening.

didn’t see that coming

#2872 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2234 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 02:44 AM

anyone have any luck getting the punchcard to work for Crackdown 3 from installing it from gamepass?

Someone mentioned it worked when they preloaded it the other day.



#2873 ilovexboxone   video game master CAGiversary!   427 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

ilovexboxone

Posted 17 February 2019 - 02:49 AM

Someone mentioned it worked when they preloaded it the other day.

yeah im installing it now so hopefully it works for the 6000 points



#2874 Tebunker   Shrugs at Clouds CAGiversary!   638 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 02:50 AM

So jumping on that Naruto bundle, it is a guilty pleasure for me. Damned Naruto just always got my heart strings the big meat head.

 

Also Ninjas.

 

Also staring at the Capcom Arcade Cabinet is it any good? Any issues with the BC? I love a lot of old Capcom Arcade games and it looks like the whole thing would be like $11 total. Anyone else play those versions of the games? Are they emulated well?



#2875 tribalnoise   Official Threadkiller CAGiversary!   1914 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

tribalnoise

Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:29 AM

For the last 5+ years. Very few “reviewers” will i even read/listen to. I’d much rather see gameplay videos with little commentary and demos.
And its not limited to games either...

Digital Foundry is about as close as I get to watching reviews. i have a pretty good idea if i'm going to enjoy a game as long as it performs fine technically.



#2876 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAG Veteran   338 Posts   Joined 0.8 Years Ago  

Super Strider TurbulenceEX

Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:44 AM

So jumping on that Naruto bundle, it is a guilty pleasure for me. Damned Naruto just always got my heart strings the big meat head.

 

Also Ninjas.

 

Also staring at the Capcom Arcade Cabinet is it any good? Any issues with the BC? I love a lot of old Capcom Arcade games and it looks like the whole thing would be like $11 total. Anyone else play those versions of the games? Are they emulated well?

Capcom arcade Cabinet is alright. Ghosts'N'Goblins is amazing but outside of that, it's really a collection of Capcom's B titles.

 

I wish Game Room would defy odds and go BC. I sunk a ton of money into that shit and I really wanna play some old Konami arcade games again.



#2877 kdiddy1989   I make average CAGs look rich. CAGiversary!   2084 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:01 AM

CodeTrader won the first contest.  $5 Xbox Gift PM incoming CodeTrader. GGs to Joe Harris for outshooting the greatest shooter of all-time.



#2878 evful   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   620 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:05 AM

Well that's a wrap for now on Crackdown 3. It's totally fine. I completed just about every objective, missing two jail breaks that I can't find and don't care enough to at this point and a few of the hidden voice logs. I unlocked every safe house and collected 285 agility orbs. I had fun with it, but I also think the reviews are right, overall I'd say 6/10 too. The lack of music in the world seemed odd to me. Boss fights and some activities had it but a whole lot of that game is just listening to your footsteps. The audio mix seems off too, had to turn it up a lot to make out any of Jaxsons quips. The two support characters love to talk though, telling you how to do shit that you're actively doing or to get the agility orb you just got. The city almost starts to feel alive toward the end of the game, but just never really does. All in all it clocked in and just over seven and a half hours and I think an hour of that time the game was time paused.

 

My bet is that we have a Mass Effect Andromeda situation as far as development went. I bet this was stared over once or twice since 2014 and the last 18ish months is when the game we got was being developed. Whatever happened it'll be interesting as hell to read about down the road.

 

I didn't have real high hopes heading into playing it but I beat it and may go back to jump around to collect a few more orbs. That's way more than I can say about many other 6/10 games.



#2879 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8823 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:10 AM

CodeTrader won the first contest. $5 Xbox Gift PM incoming CodeTrader. GGs to Joe Harris for outshooting the greatest shooter of all-time.


Congrats to CodeTrader! And thanks again for contest!

#2880 Sielanas  

Posted 17 February 2019 - 05:37 AM

anyone solved this riddle? I tried JK and didn’t work!


JK is indeed the answer, very strange.