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#23371 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11008 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 01:31 PM

Wow. What a month for PS+! I know we get great stuff for GamePass but MS still needs to realize that Sony has been putting GWG to shame for months. Maquette is a new game. And FF7 Remake, well, damn.



#23372 Miker525  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 01:36 PM

Finished Yakuza 4. Holy shit, 3 was legit nonsensical babble, but 4 just had some of the dumbest nonsensical character work ever. The number of times a character turns their back on someone who had access to a gun is just constantly used throughout and the final act they just gave up on any motivation and just legit said "fuck it, just punch someone". Going to get to 5 this weekend and hopefully it'll give me something that made me love the series like 0 and Kiwami 2.


I know I'm in the minority but I firmly believe that 4-5 are the franchises weak points. 3 was definitely a fall coming after 1 & 2 which are damn near perfect imo (2 especially) but 4 and 5 felt really weak to me. On the other hand I really really enjoyed 6 which I feel is lower on most people's lists

#23373 camperinabush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1655 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 01:36 PM

Wow. What a month for PS+! I know we get great stuff for GamePass but MS still needs to realize that Sony has been putting GWG to shame for months. Maquette is a new game. And FF7 Remake, well, damn.

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It’s impressive that Sony is putting a PS5 title on PS+ every month so far instead of PSNow. Meanwhile Xbox is using GP to release even their smaller exclusives like The Medium, and GwG isn’t much to get excited about.

#23374 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   15801 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 03:13 PM

I know I'm in the minority but I firmly believe that 4-5 are the franchises weak points. 3 was definitely a fall coming after 1 & 2 which are damn near perfect imo (2 especially) but 4 and 5 felt really weak to me. On the other hand I really really enjoyed 6 which I feel is lower on most people's lists

I Thought 3 was the weakest just after going from the gameplay highs of Kiwami 2 to the dated clunky nature of 3 and just the whole dated gameplay and writing made it the most skippable game in the series. I Feel you can go from Kiwami 2 to 4 and really not be lost, because the whole last half of Yakuza turning into global conspiracy that Kiryu alone must unravel made no sense even in Yakuza standards. 4 was going fine until you realize how stupid these characters are in how these characters would totally be better if they were just SLIGHTLY MORE CAUTIOUS. That and the weight of figuring out four characters really came to ahead in the last chapter when you just know either they ran out of time or really had no idea what to do with them so they just gave up and beat every dead horse they could find. Still, better than 3 just because combat didn't feel like PS1 era beat em up and I don't gotta take care of kids in a damn orphanage.

 

Now onward to the 50 or so hours of Yakuza 5!



#23375 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3786 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 03:17 PM

Wow. What a month for PS+! I know we get great stuff for GamePass but MS still needs to realize that Sony has been putting GWG to shame for months. Maquette is a new game. And FF7 Remake, well, damn.

I will never really understand why people get so excited for a game that was a huge seller for the platform that lots of people have already bought and played coming to PS Plus. I would like to know how many fans of Final Fantasy didn't buy it and play it already if they owned a PS4.

 

I'm way more excited for Oddworld Soul Storm next month.



#23376 Series M  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 03:34 PM

I will never really understand why people get so excited for a game that was a huge seller for the platform that lots of people have already bought and played coming to PS Plus. I would like to know how many fans of Final Fantasy didn't buy it and play it already if they owned a PS4.

 

I'm way more excited for Oddworld Soul Storm next month.

I sold my PS4 before FFVIIR came out. I was going to wait to buy it when it comes to XBox. Now I have a PS5 I am excited to play it for free especially since the demo does not work on PS5.

 

I never liked the Oddworld games so I am easily more excited for Cloud than I am for Abe.



#23377 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4760 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 03:47 PM

I will never really understand why people get so excited for a game that was a huge seller for the platform that lots of people have already bought and played coming to PS Plus. I would like to know how many fans of Final Fantasy didn't buy it and play it already if they owned a PS4.

I'm way more excited for Oddworld Soul Storm next month.


As of August 2020, final fantasy 7 remake sold over 5 million copies. As of November 2020, about 115 million PS4’s are in the wild. That’s why even “big” games are good to get on PS+ and GWG instead of indies ppl will claim and never play.

#23378 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11008 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 03:52 PM

As of August 2020, final fantasy 7 remake sold over 5 million copies. As of November 2020, about 115 million PS4’s are in the wild. That’s why even “big” games are good to get on PS+ and GWG instead of indies ppl will claim and never play.


Well, I like a mix of both. There are many, many indies that I may have never played on both services (and especially GamePass) that I ended up loving and am thankful that I was exposed to them.

#23379 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1532 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 03:58 PM

Given the price history of other SquareEnix games, including the FF games, I knew not to buy 7 until it hit a very deep discount.

#23380 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3540 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 03:59 PM

Exclusivity ends on April 10 for FF7R, so if it IS coming to Xbox and PC (and I firmly assume it will), this seems like a great opportunity for Sony to soak up even more marketing for it before the inevitable multiplatform announcement. Wouldn't be surprised if it ends up on Game Pass, but the PS Plus announcement may have stipulations for other services and may be another way to them to dominate the marketing. Microsoft is probably restricted from even announcing it until at or near the end of exclusivity.

 

This is very interesting: 

 

 

Also seems like a great way for them to sell more PS5 copies.



#23381 Sielanas  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 04:03 PM

I will never really understand why people get so excited for a game that was a huge seller for the platform that lots of people have already bought and played coming to PS Plus. I would like to know how many fans of Final Fantasy didn't buy it and play it already if they owned a PS4.

I'm way more excited for Oddworld Soul Storm next month.

I historically don't care about FF but was mildly curious since it's the format change. I would never buy it, but I'll give it a go for free. I'm going to laugh if it hits Gamepass next month. I never understood the appeal of Oddworld either.

So Control this month was a bad choice for PS+?

HBOMax rec is Lazer Wulf. Perfect show to vibe out to. Reginald ValJohnson (Family Matters, Die Hard) is God.

#23382 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   7073 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 04:15 PM

I doubt we will see any big name title coming to GWG unless they are two years old. Microsoft is trying to get people with gold subscription to move over to game pass.

#23383 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3786 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 04:27 PM

I historically don't care about FF but was mildly curious since it's the format change. I would never buy it, but I'll give it a go for free. I'm going to laugh if it hits Gamepass next month. I never understood the appeal of Oddworld either.

So Control this month was a bad choice for PS+?

Final Fantasy 7RE was really well done and so was Control but I've played them both already.

PS Plus rarely benefits me unless its new release or indie that I haven't played.

 

I was mainly just curious to see how many people that are fans of the series actually haven't played it yet. It is probably more than I initially thought because a friend of mine just texted me that he is excited for the release, he hasn't played it yet and he is a huge fan of the series.

 

I wish he would have texted me earlier lol.



#23384 chriscolbert   Everything right is wrong again CAGiversary!   3608 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 04:41 PM

Just scored a Series X at Best Buy finally so looking forward to sitting at the cool kids table in here sometime next week.

#23385 HektiK   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   412 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 04:58 PM

Seems I'm the odd man out in this but Hulu is my favorite streaming platform.  Its fairly cheap, especially compared to Netflix, has a lot of great broadcast/cable shows both current seasons and old, easy access to WWE programing that is up to date unlike their network.  Hulu original movies arent great but their shows are pretty good.  Futureman is easily one of my favorite streaming originals.  The last few black Fridays they offer deals on their ad supported sub for I think 2 dollars a month.  

 

I really dislike Netflix these days, they keep raising prices and I never find anything to watch there.  HBO Max is better than i expected it to be.  



#23386 KrayzieKMF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4041 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 05:04 PM

Seems I'm the odd man out in this but Hulu is my favorite streaming platform.  Its fairly cheap, especially compared to Netflix, has a lot of great broadcast/cable shows both current seasons and old, easy access to WWE programing that is up to date unlike their network.  Hulu original movies arent great but their shows are pretty good.  Futureman is easily one of my favorite streaming originals.  The last few black Fridays they offer deals on their ad supported sub for I think 2 dollars a month.  

 

I really dislike Netflix these days, they keep raising prices and I never find anything to watch there.  HBO Max is better than i expected it to be.  

I haven't watched any hulu originals since runaways ended. my wife watches handmaid's tale though so we ended up doing the $2 a month bf deal. I think the problem with netflix is everyone has had it for so long and they release all of episodes for a show at once so it's too easy to binge watch them all and have nothing left.

 

HBO Max is newer so I have more shows to catch up on but eventually it'll be in the same spot as netflix where I've seen everything I am interested in and have to wait until new shows get released.



#23387 RiPPn  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 05:09 PM

I haven't watched any hulu originals since runaways ended. my wife watches handmaid's tale though so we ended up doing the $2 a month bf deal. I think the problem with netflix is everyone has had it for so long and they release all of episodes for a show at once so it's too easy to binge watch them all and have nothing left.

 

HBO Max is newer so I have more shows to catch up on but eventually it'll be in the same spot as netflix where I've seen everything I am interested in and have to wait until new shows get released.

Handmaid's Tale is fantastic, season 4 starts at the end of April.



#23388 whitereflection   Shake well before serving CAGiversary!   5849 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 06:23 PM

Final Fantasy 7RE was really well done and so was Control but I've played them both already.
PS Plus rarely benefits me unless its new release or indie that I haven't played.
 
I was mainly just curious to see how many people that are fans of the series actually haven't played it yet. It is probably more than I initially thought because a friend of mine just texted me that he is excited for the release, he hasn't played it yet and he is a huge fan of the series.
 
I wish he would have texted me earlier lol.

This is incredible PR for Sony. A game that's not even available yet on other systems is already "free" on the leading platform. You asked why people would want it on PS+ when hardcore fans will have already played it. Well, I don't have a PS4 or PS5 but PS+ at $30 is attractive and abundant. At $2.50 a month, I'm tempted to sign up even though I won't be able to play any of the games until I get a new console. And they're kind of taking a dig at MS who recently tried to unabashedly double the price of XBL Gold, which usually offers garbage not even worth playing.

#23389 Lord Chabelo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1190 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 06:38 PM

Finally got all the achievements in Star Wars Fallen Order, next up finish Remember Me and start/finish God of War II.  The backlog is going down!!!!



#23390 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4760 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 06:40 PM

This is incredible PR for Sony. A game that's not even available yet on other systems is already "free" on the leading platform. You asked why people would want it on PS+ when hardcore fans will have already played it. Well, I don't have a PS4 or PS5 but PS+ at $30 is attractive and abundant. At $2.50 a month, I'm tempted to sign up even though I won't be able to play any of the games until I get a new console. And they're kind of taking a dig at MS who recently tried to unabashedly double the price of XBL Gold, which usually offers garbage not even worth playing.


I agree, I can’t remember the name of a single GWG game from the past 6 months because they aren’t memorable big games. PS+ freebies have been way better then GWG.

#23391 jonathansmith369   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   261 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 06:43 PM

Seems I'm the odd man out in this but Hulu is my favorite streaming platform. Its fairly cheap, especially compared to Netflix, has a lot of great broadcast/cable shows both current seasons and old, easy access to WWE programing that is up to date unlike their network. Hulu original movies arent great but their shows are pretty good. Futureman is easily one of my favorite streaming originals. The last few black Fridays they offer deals on their ad supported sub for I think 2 dollars a month.

I really dislike Netflix these days, they keep raising prices and I never find anything to watch there. HBO Max is better than i expected it to be.

Are you on the ad version or fancy version without? Every time we get a deal on the ad version I will sub for a few months. But I just hate ads so much that we never watch anything outside of a few exclusives. Futureman was one of the few worth it, but I stupidly lost track of when my sub was ending and never watched the last episode. Doh! I'll need to reup next year to finish it.

#23392 camperinabush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1655 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 06:43 PM

This is incredible PR for Sony. A game that's not even available yet on other systems is already "free" on the leading platform. You asked why people would want it on PS+ when hardcore fans will have already played it. Well, I don't have a PS4 or PS5 but PS+ at $30 is attractive and abundant. At $2.50 a month, I'm tempted to sign up even though I won't be able to play any of the games until I get a new console. And they're kind of taking a dig at MS who recently tried to unabashedly double the price of XBL Gold, which usually offers garbage not even worth playing.

This. I actually got the plat for Bugsnax, Control is on my list to play, I’ve put hours into Fall Guys. Meanwhile I claim the GwG titles each month just to have them, but not much compels me to actually play them.

At $2.50 a month, PS+ might be becoming a better value than Game Pass if the quality of titles continues...

#23393 Count Van Ghoul   Past The Mission CAGiversary!   1190 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 07:51 PM

Just scored a Series X at Best Buy finally so looking forward to sitting at the cool kids table in here sometime next week.

More like the bored kids table. I have yet to play anything on the XSX that made me think "wow this was worth the purchase!".

#23394 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11008 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 08:00 PM

More like the bored kids table. I have yet to play anything on the XSX that made me think "wow this was worth the purchase!".

Load times alone make me say this every day. And hey, I can actually play Cyberpunk 2077, lol.

Seriously though. There’s a ton of games that run much smoother with faster frame rates. Even a game like Control without the next gen update is night and day. The Xbox One X would still have some major frame rate dips. Gone on Series X. And that’s just one example.

Forza Horizon 4 runs at 4K 60 FPS. It’s only 1080p if you want 60 FPS on Xbox One X.

There may not be many “next gen” games (on either system) but I’ve been quite happy with my Series X and can see quite a bit of difference. I am not bored. :)

#23395 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4760 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 08:12 PM

More like the bored kids table. I have yet to play anything on the XSX that made me think "wow this was worth the purchase!".


I sold my series x and still haven’t bought one yet. My Xbox One X plays everything out so far. I’ll buy one once it has games.

#23396 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3608 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 08:26 PM

I sold my series x and still haven’t bought one yet. My Xbox One X plays everything out so far. I’ll buy one once it has games.


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#23397 murphyspub   drunk CAGiversary!   266 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 08:31 PM

Load times alone make me say this every day. And hey, I can actually play Cyberpunk 2077, lol.

Seriously though. There’s a ton of games that run much smoother with faster frame rates. Even a game like Control without the next gen update is night and day. The Xbox One X would still have some major frame rate dips. Gone on Series X. And that’s just one example.

Forza Horizon 4 runs at 4K 60 FPS. It’s only 1080p if you want 60 FPS on Xbox One X.

There may not be many “next gen” games (on either system) but I’ve been quite happy with my Series X and can see quite a bit of difference. I am not bored. :)


This exactly. Stop poo pooing that already good games play better. Huge quality of life improvement from this thing. I love looking forward to things, but this idea that we need new movies, tv shows, or games drives me nuts. Tangent argument: people who are afraid of spoilers are babies.

#23398 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4760 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 08:32 PM

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Oh it’s a great system, I plan on getting one before Halo Infinite releases.

I’ve been playing a lot of Age of Empires 2 on pc on Gamepass, and Switch games, like Bowsers Fury. Gamepass is great if you have Xbox and PC both, so many games between the two.

#23399 Fuzzmeister  

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 08:36 PM

I'm playing Cyberpunk on Series X. It looks good but the game sure loads a lot between cut scenes.   It would be annoying on a slower console.

 

Finally got all the achievements in Star Wars Fallen Order, next up finish Remember Me and start/finish God of War II.  The backlog is going down!!!!

Remember Me was a fun game.  I think I remember it not being super polished in places but it's pretty unique to warrant a play.



#23400 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11008 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2021 - 09:02 PM

Anyone get an update for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered? Was supposed to be a nex gen update and wraps yesterday but haven’t had one.

Edit: Nevermind. Got it