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#1081 Cloudx9  

Posted 22 April 2020 - 02:34 PM

I played the shadow of the colossus remake for about 30 minutes and didn't like it at all. I kept the fancy steelbook and traded the game in. It was not interesting at all. I wasn't super into the FF7 remake demo but it seemed ok. The cutscenes felt like a 90s game and made it hard to get super into what was going on. I played neither original version of those games. I fully understand some of the remakes not aging well.

Some more recent games that were popular that I couldn't get into but liked the steelbooks were Persona 5, Fire Emblem Three Houses, and Death Stranding. P5 I played for a few hours and don't think I got to any of the "dungeons". Death Stranding I'm in chapter 4 or 5 I think. I'm trying to push through, but some of the areas are getting too rocky to be enjoyable to traverse. It's made me at little less likely to jump on a game for the steelbook. It costs too much to end up with a game I don't like.


Sheesh, some pretty big titles you mentioned there that you didn't enjoy. Just curious, what kind of games floats your boat?

#1082 SlaughterX   Teh Killer CAGiversary!   1629 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2020 - 03:05 PM

Mostly likely the second FFVII Remake will be on the next generation console only and it should be that way. I am okay if they took their time getting the second one out.

I doubt that, it will be multi-cross platform...  probably on both the PS4/5 and Xbox 1/X.

 

Hopefully they have the 2nd part ready in a year, probably gonna buy the second part on the Xbox.



#1083 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   25059 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2020 - 03:35 PM

Unfortunately I am one of those who did not play the original and can attest to what your saying. FFXV was my first FF game and I played every part of that game down to the secret dungeons and obtaining the black hood in the pitios ruins. With the remake, I could appreciate what was there but it did not capture me although I do plan to go back and try it again. I say unfortunately because I wish I could jump in on all the excitement, I had the same experience with shadow of the colossus, missed it the first time and didn’t get too excited playing the remake. Here’s hoping they remake metal gear solid so I can get that sweet hit of nostalgia.


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That's impressive that you were able to do everything in XV. I enjoyed parts of FFXV but by the time I got past the half-way point of the game, I was just ready for it to be over. The massive world combined with the insanely slow load times and annoying traverse options (and I played it after the massive 20 gigs of updates, which gave the Regalia an offroad option) made side quests insanely tedious. Plus the final hours of the game were probably some of the worst I ever played- it was brutally difficult until I learned that they added that one item (a ring I think?) that basically made it substantially easier.  

 

 

Hope the rumors of Sony trying to buy MGS and/or silent hills is Lowkey true

I would love to see what one of Sony's teams could do with Castlevania. I think MGS has run its course and not a fan of horror games (too much of a wuss) so Silent Hill doesn't interest me. 



#1084 Jakegreensego  

Jakegreensego

Posted 22 April 2020 - 03:39 PM

That's impressive that you were able to do everything in XV. I enjoyed parts of FFXV but by the time I got past the half-way point of the game, I was just ready for it to be over. The massive world combined with the insanely slow load times and annoying traverse options (and I played it after the massive 20 gigs of updates, which gave the Regalia an offroad option) made side quests insanely tedious. Plus the final hours of the game were probably some of the worst I ever played- it was brutally difficult until I learned that they added that one item (a ring I think?) that basically made it substantially easier.


Yeah the ring was always there but I guess they buffed it later on. To be honest I played chapter 13 before the adjustment and the complaints and I didn’t have a problem with it. I understand the complaints though. I know that game is flawed but I don’t know, I enjoyed it.


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#1085 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5055 Posts   Joined 19.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2020 - 04:00 PM

It's really hard to know what to recommend first.

 

FF7 is pretty dated by today's terms and with all the bluster you've read online it would be quite anticlimactic to play it now for the first time while expecting it to be the best game ever.   At the same time, it is exceptionally hard to imagine how interesting FF7R would be to someone who has no reference to all the beats from the original;  Even though it stands on its own merits, it's highly nostalgia based.  The gameplay isn't that amazing; it's more atmospheric and reflective, and it extrapolates on the original with a LOT of extra padding. 

 

 

Unfortunately I am one of those who did not play the original and can attest to what your saying. FFXV was my first FF game and I played every part of that game down to the secret dungeons and obtaining the black hood in the pitios ruins. With the remake, I could appreciate what was there but it did not capture me although I do plan to go back and try it again. I say unfortunately because I wish I could jump in on all the excitement, I had the same experience with shadow of the colossus, missed it the first time and didn’t get too excited playing the remake. Here’s hoping they remake metal gear solid so I can get that sweet hit of nostalgia.


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Thank you for confirming what I was considering and expecting. Since it’s been so long since I played the original FF7, not only due to the time yet life/age differences, the game is surely going to feel different to me. From my understanding of FF7 remake chapter 1, it isn’t meant to replace the original, yet to add on or be a retelling of the original. As both of you stated, it’s nostalgia based in my eyes.

 

From a comment yesterday of bluewel, the way I read it was as a troll post, personally attacking members and stirring things up. It’s good to see others opinions here in the thread. 



#1086 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5055 Posts   Joined 19.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2020 - 04:31 PM

Yeah the ring was always there but I guess they buffed it later on. To be honest I played chapter 13 before the adjustment and the complaints and I didn’t have a problem with it. I understand the complaints though. I know that game is flawed but I don’t know, I enjoyed it.


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I’m currently 99 hours into FFXV. Played it over the past couple months and beat the story a couple weeks ago. I agree the game is flawed though I wouldn’t have played this long if I didn’t enjoy it. The only things I have to wrap up are adamantoise trophy and the menace dungeons, plus the DLC packs such as Ardyn that I may get to one day. 

 

Last night I fond the statue with the ring buff near the NE dungeon above Hammerhead. Do you have any tips for this late game? I’m level 90 at the moment and did do a handful of new bounty quests. 



#1087 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   8295 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 April 2020 - 05:10 PM

Ghost of Tsushima CE back at Best Buy

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6405449



#1088 Fuzzmeister  

Fuzzmeister

Posted 22 April 2020 - 05:14 PM

Sheesh, some pretty big titles you mentioned there that you didn't enjoy. Just curious, what kind of games floats your boat?

Well not walking/talking simulators :p  I enjoy lots of things, but some of those "big" titles are kinda niche despite being popular on gaming sites.  Those titles are not for everyone that's for sure.  I felt many similarities in Fire Emblem and Persona with all the talking and relationship stuff.  Maybe they got better later, but just failed to hook me after a few hours.  Death Stranding has an interesting story and characters, but it feels really padded in between story moments.  Chapter 3 was harsh. 

 

I play a ton of different types of games. Some favorites are Witcher 3, Battlefield games, Tomb Raider (even Shadow recently), Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Forza Horizon, Halo, Monster Hunter World, Metro Series,  Zelda, Mortal Kombat, Uncharted/Last of Us, Tom Clancy Games, and much more.  I was enjoying Jedi Fallen Order before my power/internet went out.  Dabble in Animal Crossing and Death Stranding right now, but AC is starting way too slow.

 

FF13/15 were good but felt off at the end in both games compared to the larger starting sections of those games.  Lost Odyssey is super awesome though!  Beats any FF I've played.



#1089 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5055 Posts   Joined 19.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2020 - 05:14 PM

Ghost of Tsushima CE back at Best Buy

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6405449

 

Thank you. I’ve been debating on this though $170 is quite steep. I did pick up Sekuro CE from gamestop. Now that was a great price. I’d probably jump on it if my GCU was still active. 

 

Their listing is showing up as “coming soon” as of now. 



#1090 Cloudx9  

Posted 22 April 2020 - 05:18 PM

Thank you. I’ve been debating on this though $170 is quite steep. I did pick up Sekuro CE from gamestop. Now that was a great price. I’d probably jump on it if my GCU was still active.

Their listing is showing up as “coming soon” as of now.

Ghost of Tsushima CE is still up on Gamestop I think

#1091 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49880 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2020 - 05:24 PM

Ghost of Tsushima CE back at Best Buy

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6405449

Thank you for an actual CE post.  Break up the numerous pages of FF7 circle-jerking that belongs elsewhere, so combo breaker award for you. 



#1092 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   12441 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 22 April 2020 - 05:31 PM

Thank you for an actual CE post.  Break up the numerous pages of FF7 circle-jerking that belongs elsewhere, so combo breaker award for you. 

Funny, I was about to report him for being off topic in what is clearly now the FF7 vs. FF7R thread.



#1093 Fuzzmeister  

Fuzzmeister

Posted 22 April 2020 - 05:35 PM

Cyberpunk and Last of Us 2 are the only CEs on my radar as of now.  Avengers has a tiny bit of interest, but so little has been shown of the game.  I don't want another Left Alive situation.

 

For Ghost of Tsushima I went for the special edition.  The price difference for a mask and things I won't hang on the wall isn't worth it for me.



#1094 Jakegreensego  

Jakegreensego

Posted 22 April 2020 - 05:40 PM

I’m currently 99 hours into FFXV. Played it over the past couple months and beat the story a couple weeks ago. I agree the game is flawed though I wouldn’t have played this long if I didn’t enjoy it. The only things I have to wrap up are adamantoise trophy and the menace dungeons, plus the DLC packs such as Ardyn that I may get to one day.

Last night I fond the statue with the ring buff near the NE dungeon above Hammerhead. Do you have any tips for this late game? I’m level 90 at the moment and did do a handful of new bounty quests.


The menace dungeons are no joke. Make sure you finish all of randolphs quests to get the legendary weapons, specifically the zwill crossblades. Grab the black hood from pitios ruins, it’s not perfect but it helps. You can farm for a magitek v2 suit. From there each dungeon will require different buffs. That’s oversimplified but it’s a good start. Adamantoise is actually really easy, it’s just time consuming.


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#1095 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   8295 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

blueweltall

Posted 22 April 2020 - 05:46 PM

Funny, I was about to report him for being off topic in what is clearly now the FF7 vs. FF7R thread.

Yes, because you are not the one who asked, "Do I need to play FF7 in order to fully enjoy FF7R?".



#1096 ismegamanthere   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   638 Posts   Joined 18.9 Years Ago  

ismegamanthere

Posted 22 April 2020 - 05:53 PM

I put it that way because I assume that there are some RPG elements in FF7R also, like maybe RPG Lite.

 

Well let me ask the question a different way:

 

If I play FF7R, would I still enjoy the original?  I think I know the answer to this would be yes because I'm a sucker for the old school turn-based RPGs, but I'm always appreciative of the insight of others.

I can't recommend OG FF7 enough. There's a reason it's so lauded in industry; it's had an incredible impact on the RPGs across the board.If you're okay with wildly outdated graphics, then play it, play it ASAfreakin'P. It's an entirely different experience than the one you get with FFVII Remake.



#1097 ismegamanthere   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   638 Posts   Joined 18.9 Years Ago  

ismegamanthere

Posted 22 April 2020 - 05:54 PM

Cyberpunk and Last of Us 2 are the only CEs on my radar as of now.  Avengers has a tiny bit of interest, but so little has been shown of the game.  I don't want another Left Alive situation.

 

For Ghost of Tsushima I went for the special edition.  The price difference for a mask and things I won't hang on the wall isn't worth it for me.

Same. 

 

That CE for GoT is boooogus, and representative of the longstanding trend of underwhelming CEs.



#1098 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   12441 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 22 April 2020 - 06:23 PM

Yes, because you are not the one who asked, "Do I need to play FF7 in order to fully enjoy FF7R?".

I probably should have put a "/s" on the end of my post.  All in good fun. :)



#1099 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   8295 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

blueweltall

Posted 22 April 2020 - 06:25 PM

Don't worry about it, its the internet.



#1100 Rick Astley  

Rick Astley

Posted 22 April 2020 - 09:51 PM

Jealous of those who still have gcu..136 before tax for GOT CE? Damn I miss it.

#1101 SlaughterX   Teh Killer CAGiversary!   1629 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 April 2020 - 01:21 AM

My shit expired and they didn't send me a coupon or anything...  ohh well, back to Amazon.



#1102 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   12441 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 24 April 2020 - 03:11 PM

 

Not sure if contests fit the bill, since the prizes aren't widely available.



#1103 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   25059 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 April 2020 - 04:04 PM

I hate all these contests where the only way to win is to tweet... can I just create an account and retweet to my 0 followers to enter? LOL



#1104 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   810 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

topchief1

Posted 24 April 2020 - 04:08 PM

Frankly, i think its pretty ugly anyways...

#1105 Burning Karma   A pain so heavy I could collapse CAGiversary!   1029 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Burning Karma

Posted 24 April 2020 - 08:35 PM

I hate all these contests where the only way to win is to tweet... can I just create an account and retweet to my 0 followers to enter? LOL

I don't see why not. You'll probably even gain some followers along the way. :razz:



#1106 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5055 Posts   Joined 19.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 April 2020 - 08:55 PM

I hate all these contests where the only way to win is to tweet... can I just create an account and retweet to my 0 followers to enter? LOL

 

I did that years ago. Two facebooks, two twitters. One real, one fake for contests. 



#1107 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1121 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 24 April 2020 - 11:04 PM

I did that years ago. Two facebooks, two twitters. One real, one fake for contests.


That seems excessive, I only have a fake account for contests.

#1108 Shadowmoses12   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1946 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Shadowmoses12

Posted 27 April 2020 - 03:39 PM

Looks like I am canceling my preorder for last of us 2 after reading the supposed leaks

#1109 Rick Astley  

Rick Astley

Posted 27 April 2020 - 03:56 PM

So what’s making people cancel their pre orders? The fact that the story’s been spoiled? Or is it a short game? no spoilers pls I just want to know why

#1110 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   38871 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2020 - 04:01 PM

So what’s making people cancel their pre orders? The fact that the story’s been spoiled? Or is it a short game? no spoilers pls I just want to know why

The spoilers themselves, most likely.