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#1261 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   3971 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 07:28 PM

Big news

https://www.theverge...ent-partnership

#1262 Shiftygism   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   600 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 11:29 PM

Even bigger news

 



#1263 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   3971 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 11:55 PM

Even bigger news
 
https://www.youtube....h?v=qC7Sg1jxNiU


Old news lol

#1264 Shiftygism   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   600 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 01:06 AM

Old news lol

But, but, it just came out!



#1265 terminal escapism  

terminal escapism

Posted 04 May 2021 - 01:17 AM

Hey, a friend lent me their PS4 for a few months and I just subbed to PS+ for the first time.

I think the "free" games switch tomorrow... so are the new ones usually available sometime during evening of the day before?



#1266 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   3971 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 01:51 AM

Hey, a friend lent me their PS4 for a few months and I just subbed to PS+ for the first time.
I think the "free" games switch tomorrow... so are the new ones usually available sometime during evening of the day before?


12am PST I believe

#1267 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   70973 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 04:02 AM



#1268 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10862 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 05:10 AM

Wreckfest is out for PS5 (and PS Plus).

https://store.playst...RECKFESTPS5US00

#1269 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   3971 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 04:30 PM

Wreckfest is out for PS5 (and PS Plus).
https://store.playst...RECKFESTPS5US00


DLC is also now available for those who had purchased it on PS4. Should be all free and if you don’t own it you can now buy it.

#1270 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10510 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 05:30 PM

I'm having a love/hate relationship with Returnal. First of the all the graphics are nice, although it's sometimes hard to distinguish the enemy from the environment. The weapons are a bit repetitive, but OK. The items are generally good. The rogue-lite grind is real for sure. To start the complaints I feel the controls aren't as clean. I miss jumps a lot as it feels floaty. The adaptive triggers for the secondary ability for guns are neat, but it takes getting used to it. The every run repetition is getting a bit extreme. I'm not the best at shooters, though I can usually do about middle difficulties in single player ones. The difficulty can be brutal. I freakin' hate all the bullets as they're very hard to dodge. Heck I even think Risk of Rain 2 did this better, and I'm not crazy about that one. This game becomes a bullet hell against tougher battles and the bosses are pretty much bullet hells at certain points. I have a hard time beating again the first boss. I don't feel like I'm getting better. I just keep fighting the somewhat just OK dodging mechanics. This feels like the experience I had playing Skul the Hero Slayer, but I may like that one more even with all the frustration it gave me. I just feel the difficulty is maybe a bit too high for me in this. The repetition of samey feeling rooms and procedural generation isn't helping either. I feel this was way overrated by just about every reviewer. It's a decent enough game, but flawed for sure. It's a 6.5 or a 7 out of 10. If you're not into shooters don't even bother with it. I'm going to give it about another week, but I may give it to my sister to sell sooner than later.



#1271 Kain   Dragoon CAGiversary!   1340 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 05:48 PM

DLC is also now available for those who had purchased it on PS4. Should be all free and if you don’t own it you can now buy it.

Are you saying the PS4 version's DLC is supposed to be free?  I'm seeing prices here.



#1272 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37960 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 05:53 PM

Are you saying the PS4 version's DLC is supposed to be free?  I'm seeing prices here.

No, he's saying if you bought the DLC for the PS4 version, that same DLC for the PS5 version should appear as free.



#1273 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   3971 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 06:48 PM

No, he's saying if you bought the DLC for the PS4 version, that same DLC for the PS5 version should appear as free.


That was what I was referring to lol

#1274 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2868 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 07:04 PM

I'm having a love/hate relationship with Returnal. First of the all the graphics are nice, although it's sometimes hard to distinguish the enemy from the environment. The weapons are a bit repetitive, but OK. The items are generally good. The rogue-lite grind is real for sure. To start the complaints I feel the controls aren't as clean. I miss jumps a lot as it feels floaty. The adaptive triggers for the secondary ability for guns are neat, but it takes getting used to it. The every run repetition is getting a bit extreme. I'm not the best at shooters, though I can usually do about middle difficulties in single player ones. The difficulty can be brutal. I freakin' hate all the bullets as they're very hard to dodge. Heck I even think Risk of Rain 2 did this better, and I'm not crazy about that one. This game becomes a bullet hell against tougher battles and the bosses are pretty much bullet hells at certain points. I have a hard time beating again the first boss. I don't feel like I'm getting better. I just keep fighting the somewhat just OK dodging mechanics. This feels like the experience I had playing Skul the Hero Slayer, but I may like that one more even with all the frustration it gave me. I just feel the difficulty is maybe a bit too high for me in this. The repetition of samey feeling rooms and procedural generation isn't helping either. I feel this was way overrated by just about every reviewer. It's a decent enough game, but flawed for sure. It's a 6.5 or a 7 out of 10. If you're not into shooters don't even bother with it. I'm going to give it about another week, but I may give it to my sister to sell sooner than later.

I can understand your complaints for most of this other than the controls. The controls are pitch perfect and some of the best their has ever been in a 3D shooter. 



#1275 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10510 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 08:44 PM

I miss way too many jumps and miss way too many dodges for me to love the controls. They're very decent though. Also bullet sponge bosses. I'm getting ready to tap out. I'm having trouble with just the 2nd boss and it's getting old.



#1276 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10862 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 08:47 PM

I can understand not liking the difficulty but I too think the controls are excellent. Haven’t had any issues with jumps and dodging is better than any other game I can think of. But we all have our right to opinions.

#1277 inkcil   Banception...Baseball Ban in a Best Buy CAGiversary!   1587 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 12:54 AM

Anyone have any tips for getting a refund from Sony for a game (bundle) that Downloaded already but (the DLC) is not working correctly?  I struck out with chat and phone as they kept referencing the policy, but the policy states that "faulty content" is eligible for a refund even if you downloaded it already.  Guy told me to contact the publisher for issues with faulty content.  I say that's bogus.  



#1278 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   3971 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 02:24 AM

Anyone have any tips for getting a refund from Sony for a game (bundle) that Downloaded already but (the DLC) is not working correctly?  I struck out with chat and phone as they kept referencing the policy, but the policy states that "faulty content" is eligible for a refund even if you downloaded it already.  Guy told me to contact the publisher for issues with faulty content.  I say that's bogus.


Call them tomorrow and explain. They usually do one courtesy refund if you’ve downloaded the content.

#1279 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3762 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 01:22 PM

I've been playing a lot of Returnal and I think it is a great game but it really needs a save state for runs.

 

Housemarque just sent out a PSA to turn off automatic updates on your console if you had a run because they are planning a update today around 9AM PST. I just had to turn on my system this morning and turn off features I use so I didn't lose my current run I couldn't finish last night.

 

I have both the Astronaut and a Parasite that revive me upon death and 150% health in the Crimson Wastes. I have not been able to get to the second boss yet but I believe I can get to him and be successful with my current stats.

 

And the backlash they are getting from some people because most people would like to be able to save mid run is ridiculous. I've been playing rogue-like games for a long time and saving mid run is so common now. I don't understand why people have an issue with it.



#1280 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10862 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 01:52 PM

Yeah, if it’s an auto save that allows you to pick up where you left off but not be able to load when you die, should be no issues with that. The dev saying you can put your PS5 in rest mode is kind of a ridiculous solution. Love the game but 3-hour+ runs without the ability to exit the game is a problem that shouldn’t have existed.

#1281 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3752 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 05 May 2021 - 02:18 PM

People like to make excuses for games lacking basic features. I remember catching hell years ago for saying that you should be able to pause in Dark Souls if you're playing offline.

They kept saying it wasn't designed for offline and death is cheap anyway. None of that matters. If it CAN be played offline, then you should be able to pause it, period.

#1282 Bryson   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   355 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 03:07 PM

People like to make excuses for games lacking basic features. I remember catching hell years ago for saying that you should be able to pause in Dark Souls if you're playing offline.

They kept saying it wasn't designed for offline and death is cheap anyway. None of that matters. If it CAN be played offline, then you should be able to pause it, period.

I haven't played Returnal. I can see how some might only have 20-30 minutes at a time to play a game and others might have hours but I never felt like it was a problem in games like bloodborne. You're rarely far from a checkpoint and your entire progress is saved and once you unlock those shortcuts you can get back to the action and bosses usually within minutes.

 

I can't imagine losing 3 hours of progress sometimes for reasons that are even out of your control like the game crashing or whatever. That smells like bad game design to me. This isn't the matrix, people have lives. Unless we are in the matrix and are asleep in our real lives.



#1283 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10510 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 03:19 PM

I'm still working through Returnal. Finally got through another wall of a 2nd boss and glad to unlock some new guns. I'm still struggling a bit with dodging. Sometimes I feel I dodge decently timed and then I get hit going through bullets and sometimes I don't. I just don't have the feel yet. I still do think it's a 7/10 game for me, which is still a good rating from my standards. Never a huge fan of bullet hell dodging in 3D, but I'm getting used to it. I do always pick up the revival items and will gladly take a revival in exchange for say 2 malfunctions. I'm generally taking risks on malfunctions to get higher rarity chests. Every now and then a malfunction really messes me up (generally the diminished integrity ones), but for the most part they're fine and you'll get rid of them eventually. It's all a game of risk. I do feel some weapon traits are way more powerful than others, but I'm not depending on any. I do know the ones I like and will take a gun with them of lower number of traits over one with higher but worse abilities. I don't really get the hype up for the story though from reviewers. It's there, but it's pretty abstract and just OK. I do love the like no load times though. Also a random thought not about the game but the small HD on the PS5 is already getting to me. My HD is full and I have like 4 games installed or so. One is COD, so that takes up too much space, but Returnal and Demon's Souls take up a lot too. We need bigger HDs and that second slot unlocked already. It's not anywhere near big enough, and games are only going to get bigger with all the 4K and raytracing around.



#1284 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   37960 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 03:20 PM

The review embargo for RE Village lifted and the majority of opinions seems to be highly favorable with lots of 9/10 scores:

 

https://www.metacrit.../critic-reviews



#1285 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1441 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 05 May 2021 - 03:54 PM

Made it to the last level in Returnal last night. I had an amazing run that underscored both what is great and what is wrong with the game. Had a lot of challenging fights but over the course of the run (Biomes 4-6) I was able to slowly put together a great build. However, the run was LONG. By the time I got to the last biome I was feeling stressed as it was getting late and I had to get up early for work. It was my first time in the last biome and I would have liked to explore at my own pace, but instead I rushed and ended up dying a stupid death. Could have been avoided if I could have just saved and picked up my run later today. Luckily the sting of death wasn't too painful since I was legit tired and just wanted to go to bed, plus I unlocked a bunch of suit upgrades.

 

Only time will tell how much this game draws me back once I've finished it. But this initial playthrough has been up there with some of my all-time faves. The action and the atmosphere has made for a lot of unforgettable moments. Really glad I picked this up. Amazing game and Housemarque deserves the full-price buy (which admittedly I would have never spent $70 on if I didn't happen to have a bunch of PSN credit lying around).



#1286 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10862 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 06:52 PM

Guess no new sales today. Just a continuation of Golden Week deals.

#1287 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   3796 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 07:03 PM

The Immortals:Fenyx Rising season pass is at $25.99, which I believe is an all-time low.  



#1288 Josh1billion   Josh x1,000,000,000 CAGiversary!   2283 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 07:58 PM

Nice additions to PS Now this month. Jump Force, Superhot, Streets of Rage 4, and Nioh.

#1289 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3494 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 08:00 PM

The Immortals:Fenyx Rising season pass is at $25.99, which I believe is an all-time low.  

Well worth it too, first DLC is good tough puzzles, but the 2nd could have almost been a standalone game, really fun Asian myths, then the 3rd is a top down version.



#1290 whodoneit   Cheap Ass Player? Apparently CAGiversary!   867 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 08:16 PM

My HD is full and I have like 4 games installed or so. One is COD, so that takes up too much space, but Returnal and Demon's Souls take up a lot too. 

Demon's & Returnal would be a little over 100 gb. Are Call of duty & one more game seriously over 500 gb or are you being facetious? I Have Demons Souls, Returnal, Borderlands 3, Dead by Daylight, Sackboy, Monster Hunter world, Destruction All Stars, Oddworld Soul storm, Maneater, Bug Snacks, Wreckfest, Astro playroom & Devil May Cry 5 SE on my PS5 and 160gb to spare. How'd you fill up 667gb with 4 games?