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Posted by Ex~ on 13 May 2018 - 07:14 PM
F2P Hearthstone is an illusion. Realistically speaking you could spend $100 on an expansion and even if you focused on one deck and dusted everything else to get it at the end you'd have ... one deck. The game is realistically a $400+ a year game to remotely keep up with and enjoy multiple decks/build types and actually fully enjoy the game. It's a great game if you can afford it. But it's also just really good at making you feel like you're having fun doing F2P when the F2P aspects (Arena, Dungeon Run, Tavern Brawls) actually really lack depth compared to the constructed game.
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Posted by Ex~ on 15 April 2018 - 09:40 PM
This isn't true though, you can just buy the console you most want. It's not "only have a pc" or "have a pc and every console ever invented"
pasports31, don't you understand: many classic PC games won't run on Windows 10. In order to get into PC gaming, you absolutely have to get a Commodore PET, 64, Amiga, Atari ST, TRS-80, An Apple II alone will run you thousands since it's a collectors item now. And you literally can't even start playing a single game until you own all of them. That's the entry cost of PC gaming.
Posted by Ex~ on 15 April 2018 - 08:01 PM
I think the amazing thing is how actually insignificant a number of games it is we're talking about here.
A "decent' generation worth of exclusives is about a dozen games per platform. An absolutely stellar, ridiculous generation is about 30 games per platform.
If you're actually being a cheapass about it, at the end of any particular console generation, you're probably looking maybe a few to several hundred spend to pick up a console and every relevant exclusive for it.
We really aren't in the era anymore where there's ridiculous things like the Sega Saturn having 3-4 games that'll cost you a grand to pick up.
To put it even further in to context, this is all coming out of a thread where pretty much everyone has posted having more than 1000 games in Steam, 20+ games on Gog, plus another ten or more each on Origin and Uplay.
I picked up my PS4 for $250 almost two years ago.
Here's what I get to play in 2018 that's either exclusive to the PS4 or, in the case of Red Dead, exclusive to console:
Shadow of the Colossus, MLB The Show, Yakuza 6, God of War, Detroit: Become Human, Days Gone, Spider Man, Dreams, The Last of Us: Part II, Red Dead Redemption II, possibly Death Stranding.
Monster Hunter will get a PC release in a few months, but I've already played it on PS4.
That's one year of games that stomps all over that Gamespot list of 5 years of PC exclusives.
I mean, maybe you're just joking about the 1000 games on Steam thing. Because we all know none of us actually play those games. I own hundreds and hundreds of games on Steam but I play like four different games on PC.
The one thing I would say is that most of us probably don't have time to spend playing all the games on every platform. In which case yeah, stick with PC. But I always end up getting the consoles when something I absolutely need to play comes out on it (for me, it was Bloodborne on PS4, and Super Mario Odyssey/Breath of the Wild/Mario Kart 8 on Switch).
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Posted by Ex~ on 14 April 2018 - 08:51 PM
Yeah, I'd prefer a review from someone whose opinion I trust, not an aggregate. Previous God of War games have had insane reviews and I've thought they were all trash.
Edit: wait. I just noticed what thread this is. Why are we having this conversation in the Steam thread? Oh well, whatever.
Posted by Ex~ on 12 April 2018 - 01:13 AM
How about just play the damn game when it comes out? GTA IV came out 10 years ago. It's a miracle Rockstar is even replacing the expiring tracks with something else.
Some of us plan on having children and passing down our values to the next generation. None of my kids are going to vote for Trump, or play GTA with a generic soundtrack.
Posted by Ex~ on 12 April 2018 - 01:12 AM
GTA IV I don't really care about, but as far as GTA III and Vice City and San Andreas go, the soundtracks were absolutely, positively integral to the quality of those games. GTA III especially feels empty and barren but the soundtrack is really incredible and perfectly fits and enhances the game itself.
GTA IV has a modern setting and I'm not so sure, but I don't think GTA III or Vice City or San Andreas are worth playing today if they end up getting substituted with generic soundtracks.
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