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In Topic: XBL Deals - BTTF, Rocksmith '14, Song of the Deep, Forza, more | GwG: X...

16 January 2017 - 05:05 PM

I don't get the appeal of digital micro machines. The toys are just scaled down cars, so how is a video game adaptation any different than hot wheels or a kid's room map pack?

It's the same thing that drives about 25% of the video game market right now and also a good chunk of our economy in general.  Nostalgia.  Pure and simple.  We're all grasping for a notion of the past that probably never even existed.  Happy Monday everyone.  :)

In Topic: GameStop Trade & Promos XXVII: Values available on the website and on And...

13 January 2017 - 06:10 PM

God if only that 200for my ps4 could go toward the Pro insted of the lolswitch

You can get $175 towards the Pro right now and there is a way to get $200 right now with questionable ethics, I suppose.

In Topic: GameStop Trade & Promos XXVII: Values available on the website and on And...

13 January 2017 - 06:07 PM

Just went to GS to trade in my Xbox One.  They had 25 preorders available, sign on the front door.  CSR said they got 9 pre-orders already within the half hour.  I didn't need to put any money down towards the Switch, which was great.  


$175 is damn good for the Xbox One OG, better than I could have gotten CL or eBay.  Now I just need to sit on the preorder until Holiday 2017, hopefully the Switch will drop $50 and then I'll only need to pay $75, or trade in some games to get credit towards it so I don't have to pay tax on the console.  Made out like a bandit.



In Topic: XBL Deals - BTTF, Rocksmith '14, Song of the Deep, Forza, more | GwG: X...

10 January 2017 - 06:07 PM


Anyone here play or try out Tropico 5? Pros/cons? I am contemplating it just because I am sort of burned out on RPG and adventuring style games of late. Thanks in advance.



It's pretty great if you like those sorts of games.  I don't have a lot of experience with Tropico games or that style of game, but I played it on PS4 and it controlled really well (controller was fine rather than have mouse & keyboard) and was lots of fun.  Very addicting.  I'll probably buy and try out Tropico 3 & 4 on Xbox 360 just since they're so cheap and based on my experience with 5.  I just wish they were backwards compatible.  I'm hoping they might be eventually.

In Topic: PSN Weekly Deals - 1/17: $12 Flame in the Flood, $2 SteamWorld Dig,...

10 January 2017 - 05:38 PM

I haven't played the newest one, but last gen's Tomb Raider reboot was clearly a bit rushed/unfinished.     The most obvious indicator was the crafting / materials... early on this feels like it's going to be something ala Far Cry, but it never actually materializes in game.    Definitely dropped due to lack of time.    Just as problematic were the absolutely criminal lack of 'tombs', and the few that did exist were so simplistic as to be downright stupid.    Simply compare them to the elaborate trap/puzzle tombs in TR Guardian of Light and it's night and day, and that wasn't even a mainline TR.


And of course, it felt like the TR reboot was chasing Uncharted and missed the boat in several other ways.


That said?  I'm still excited to play the new one at some point.



Are you talking about the new one?  Because the original reboot had absolutely pathetic tombs.   They were godawful, with no redeeming characteristics... which is a problem in a game called 'tomb raider'.


Well, I mean, sure, it owed something to TR, but I'd say Uncharted owed much more to Indiana Jones.   And TR owed something to Pitfall and Montezuma's Revenge, while we're at it.    Almost all games owe great debts to previous games... but Uncharted really is a case where they advanced a genre leaps and bounds past previous incarnations, to the point that in a way it's hard to remember how fantastic Uncharted was because now so many games have copied their formula.


I mean, consider how impressive it was design wise to create a game that makes it feel like TR is copying it, rather than the franchise feeling like a TR clone.  That took some serious innovation in both mechanics and story telling.


I hope the newest TR is good, because while I had fun with the original reboot in a general 'this is okay' way, it didn't feel like TR [lack of tombs] and felt more like a Uncharted ripoff that didn't understand what made Uncharted fun.

I felt like the Tomb Raider reboot and the newest Tomb Raider were actually an enhancement on what I've been looking for from the Uncharted series.  I really like Uncharted, but the actual gameplay and gunplay (and certainly things like character progression) has always been lacking.  Tomb Raider blends everything so well.  The only thing that's missing is Nathan and Sully it might be the perfect game.