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#9601 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9961 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2020 - 05:18 PM

I’d be interested in a few of those FF games but, again, weren’t they all supposed to get added to GP?

Edit: Yeah, they are. It was announced last November so where are they?

https://www.theverge...e-remaster-xiii

We do have FF IX. So guess they are spreading them out.

#9602 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3170 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 14 July 2020 - 05:27 PM

All the Kingdom Hearts games on Game Pass is probably part of the Square Enix deal, they just didn't advertise the GP part when the ports were announced - likely to help sales for those releases in February. But we should include those when we think about the S-E announcement. 

 

Yeah.  The remaster isn't amazing to be honest.  They didn't change the aspect ratio.  Sharper character models.  But they often clash horribly against backgrounds and npcs that are left in their original state.  Worthwhile mainly since there's not another version off VIII with the quality of life improvements the recent FF rereleases have seen.  I'd recommend it mostly for existing fans of VIII.
 

It's all a matter of taste.  Nostalgia aside, I find games like the squaresoft products to be flat-out made better (in the elements of a game that I actually care about) than most being made today.

One instance I saw - there is a panel where Cid (the headmaster) was rendered as part of the background because he was static in a scene, and the contrast between his low-res drawing and the sharp character models is impossible not to notice. FF8 was always the black sheep of the PS1 games but I loved it a lot way back when. Once I finish Dragon Quest 11, FF8 is probably next on my list for an RPG.

 

I think the game itself is still worth playing, and the remaster is the best way to play it compared to the original Steam release or a PS1 version. The PC version likely has additional community mods to make it a bit shinier too.



#9603 camperinabush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1328 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

camperinabush

Posted 14 July 2020 - 05:31 PM

I’d be interested in a few of those FF games but, again, weren’t they all supposed to get added to GP?

Edit: Yeah, they are. It was announced last November so where are they?

https://www.theverge...e-remaster-xiii

We do have FF IX. So guess they are spreading them out.


Yeah Forager was part of that big Game Pass announcement and it’s coming this week, so things seem to be releasing a lot slower than Microsoft planned.

#9604 Sielanas  

Posted 14 July 2020 - 06:19 PM

I'm not a fan of Microsoft Rewards moving to a rebate program like so many places. I'm more afraid of them leaning on that type of program as why they would cut other earning. Correlation does not imply causation, however it makes for tasty theories.

#9605 Deadpool   I club baby seals CAGiversary!   2534 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2020 - 06:22 PM

Has anyone played final fantsy 8 remaster? How is it? did they actualy redo the graphics or just a port? I tried playing 9 afain and game it up. Its hard to justify playing these old games again when I have about 300 new games I havent even played yet. 

I got about an hour in before i had to quit. It's slow and ugly. Not at all what i remember playing. History is kind.



#9606 Antarael Dulacre   Royal Dhampire CAGiversary!   2828 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Antarael Dulacre

Posted 14 July 2020 - 06:47 PM

I was really motivated with Operation 4 coming to Gears 5, they made a lot of good changes..then I stumbled across on the new achievement list...devastating..lol



#9607 RiPPn  

Posted 14 July 2020 - 07:07 PM

I started Crosscode, it starts off a little slow, but the game is pretty unique.  I really like the concept, think I'll stick with it.

 

Thanks for the heads up on Neon Abyss, think I'll give that one a shot also.



#9608 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9961 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2020 - 08:02 PM

Oh cool, didn’t realize Neon Abyss was going to be on GP. Downloading!

#9609 Pheran   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1517 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2020 - 08:03 PM

Finally tried out No Man's Sky and holy crap I'm addicted - this game is like an insane cross between Minecraft and Elite.  I never played it at launch but now it seems pretty great.  I've been playing mostly on permadeath for that added tension.  Minor warning for the gamerscore OCD crowd: all achievements are powers of 2.  :)

 

Has anyone here actually played Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey?  The concept sounds intriguing but the reviews aren't so great.



#9610 escapism  

escapism

Posted 14 July 2020 - 09:27 PM

Finally tried out No Man's Sky and holy crap I'm addicted - this game is like an insane cross between Minecraft and Elite.  I never played it at launch but now it seems pretty great.  I've been playing mostly on permadeath for that added tension.  Minor warning for the gamerscore OCD crowd: all achievements are powers of 2.  :)

 

Has anyone here actually played Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey?  The concept sounds intriguing but the reviews aren't so great.

 

They add new stuff fairly constantly on NMS, which helps you stick with it too.



#9611 camperinabush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1328 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

camperinabush

Posted 14 July 2020 - 10:05 PM

Oh cool, didn’t realize Neon Abyss was going to be on GP. Downloading!


It looks like a pretty addicting game with inspiration from Rogue Legacy, Dead Cells, and even The Binding of Isaac. Downloading as well!

#9612 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   809 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2020 - 10:44 PM

Finally played through Blazing Chrome.  A faithful tribute to the games of that era.  Now to see what games are leaving at the end of the month so I know what to play next.



#9613 Zantra  

Posted 14 July 2020 - 11:30 PM

The new GamePass missions are up, and both games are under 1 gb each. So, they are good for people with bandwidth issues like me. The train game just requires you to open it, and the other game requires you to fire 100 bullets, which can be done in about a minute or two. The bullet one required me to restart my whole Xbox to register it though, so be prepared for that.

#9614 Bowie88   Long Time Lurker, First Time Poster CAGiversary!   378 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2020 - 11:48 PM

The new GamePass missions are up, and both games are under 1 gb each. So, they are good for people with bandwidth issues like me. The train game just requires you to open it, and the other game requires you to fire 100 bullets, which can be done in about a minute or two. The bullet one required me to restart my whole Xbox to register it though, so be prepared for that.

A lot of GamePass quests have not been tracking properly, on both the Xbox and the app.  I'm working through the State of Decay quest, and I know I've killed more than 18 zombies so far.



#9615 Mr_hockey66   Lets go pens! CAGiversary!   8062 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Mr_hockey66

Posted 14 July 2020 - 11:55 PM

My fellow forza players does my drivatar turn a handbrake 180 at the end of the race with you guys? Every race right at the finish line I swing it around and finish the race backwards.I sure hope my drivatar does it too lol

#9616 jimbobvaquero  

jimbobvaquero

Posted 15 July 2020 - 12:10 AM

My fellow forza players does my drivatar turn a handbrake 180 at the end of the race with you guys? Every race right at the finish line I swing it around and finish the race backwards.I sure hope my drivatar does it too lol

I've had Bloomy's drivatar knock me off the course so many times I cannot count. It's like, "What an asshole! (thanks for the dealz or whatever)".



#9617 gorgo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   966 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2020 - 12:22 AM

Finally added these to the backlog:
Far Cry Primal
AC Rogue Remastered

I was surprised that pretty much all of the Ubisoft 360 and OG Games that are BC are on fire sale prices.

#9618 2ndopp   CAG Assassin CAGiversary!   498 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2020 - 12:52 AM

Has anyone played final fantsy 8 remaster? How is it? did they actualy redo the graphics or just a port? I tried playing 9 afain and game it up. Its hard to justify playing these old games again when I have about 300 new games I havent even played yet. 

Yeah.  The remaster isn't amazing to be honest.  They didn't change the aspect ratio.  Sharper character models.  But they often clash horribly against backgrounds and npcs that are left in their original state.  Worthwhile mainly since there's not another version off VIII with the quality of life improvements the recent FF rereleases have seen.  I'd recommend it mostly for existing fans of VIII.
 

It's all a matter of taste.  Nostalgia aside, I find games like the squaresoft products to be flat-out made better (in the elements of a game that I actually care about) than most being made today.

 

As a remaster (not a remake), it does a pretty good job. I don't think changing the aspect ratio would be easy or even possible with the 4:3 artwork. But I would like to see one of these remakes attempt to put the background art through an A.I. high definition upscaler. The character and enemy designs are massively upgraded and they implemented quality of life improvements. So this is definitely more than a port. I finished FFIX last year and plan to run through FFVIII this fall.

 

 

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Check out all the changes here:

 



#9619 Mr_hockey66   Lets go pens! CAGiversary!   8062 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Mr_hockey66

Posted 15 July 2020 - 01:11 AM

That looks pretty good. Im debating to get it now while on sale or wait for gamepass.

#9620 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10857 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 15 July 2020 - 01:16 AM

Any reason to buy Shadowkeep for D2? I have eveything else. I won't be doing the raid. I am not sure what my motivation would be at this point. Are the story missions worth it?

 

I have been thinking of buying 1000 silver ($10) for the current season but it would come with the Shadowkeep. I think there also a 2500 point punchcard.



#9621 Zantra  

Posted 15 July 2020 - 01:17 AM

Not sure if any of you also have PlayStation 4s, but if you do, a few Anime series have popped up for free. Including the first season of GARO. I tried posting about this on the actual PlayStation thread, but they are having a huge fight over Sekiro.

#9622 Tebunker   Shrugs at Clouds CAGiversary!   733 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2020 - 01:50 AM

I’d be interested in a few of those FF games but, again, weren’t they all supposed to get added to GP?

Edit: Yeah, they are. It was announced last November so where are they?

https://www.theverge...e-remaster-xiii

We do have FF IX. So guess they are spreading them out.

to be fair there are like almost 6 months left in 2020 for those FF games to appear, I wonder how much the last 3 months changed the plans



#9623 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14894 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 15 July 2020 - 01:55 AM

Unless it shows up on Game Pass tomorrow, probably going to buy Ooblets tomorrow because I feel it's a game I need in my life right now. So expect it to be on Game Pass the following week if it isn't there hours after I purchase it.

 

to be fair there are like almost 20 months left in 2020 for those FF games to appear, I wonder how much the last 3 months changed the plans

Converted the time to actual 2020 time.
 



#9624 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14894 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 15 July 2020 - 02:17 AM

Juju is up for GWG. Whats the game about? No idea! But get your Juju on!

 

https://marketplace....15-d80258411489

 

When I say Ju! You Say Ju! Ju!



#9625 blueArcana   Congratulations CAGiversary!   1112 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

blueArcana

Posted 15 July 2020 - 03:16 AM

How dare they "fix" this

 

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#9626 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11237 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 15 July 2020 - 03:45 AM

Any reason to buy Shadowkeep for D2? I have eveything else. I won't be doing the raid. I am not sure what my motivation would be at this point. Are the story missions worth it?

I have been thinking of buying 1000 silver ($10) for the current season but it would come with the Shadowkeep. I think there also a 2500 point punchcard.

For the $11 it would cost you to buy Shadowkeep (-$10 for the season pass), you would get access to this:

Shadowkeep campaign
Nightmare Hunts
Pit of Heresy dungeon (drops fully masterworked Pinnacle gear, but the gear is getting sunset next season)
Garden of Salvation raid (already covered, but curious as to why you wouldn't run it)
A few exotic weapon quests, all of which are pretty great

I'm sure there's more that I've not mentioned, but I think all this is worth it.

#9627 ilovexboxone   video game master CAGiversary!   990 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

ilovexboxone

Posted 15 July 2020 - 04:10 AM

anyone know if u can log on and get JJ JU by signing in on your phone instead of your computer and it will be in the ready to install on xbox one??



#9628 2ndopp   CAG Assassin CAGiversary!   498 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2020 - 04:25 AM

Interesting, I can't find Dunk Lords, our other July Game with Gold, on the Xbox website. Could we possibly be getting a last minute game change?

 

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#9629 ilovexboxone   video game master CAGiversary!   990 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

ilovexboxone

Posted 15 July 2020 - 04:32 AM

Interesting, I can't find Dunk Lords, our other July Game with Gold, on the Xbox website. Could we possibly be getting a last minute game change?

 

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it doesn't officially release until the 16th so it should be tmmrw night when we can download it



#9630 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11237 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 15 July 2020 - 04:40 AM

it doesn't officially release until the 16th so it should be tmmrw night when we can download it

It might actually be the 16th before we can get the game.