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Posted by WNYX585AM on 25 June 2015 - 06:06 PM
Posted by WNYX585AM on 23 June 2015 - 04:09 PM
Well, I mean, sure, they refined some aspects of Uncharted; it came out after Uncharted.
But I can't believe you're giving any credit to it's crafting and upgrade systems. Tomb Raider's 'crafting' system was so obviously unfinished and taped on, some deeper mechanic they'd hoped to code but ran out of time for. Hunting for stuff at the beginning, for example, you get those materials that do what exactly? Oh. Pretty much nothing.
And the tombs? Awful. Terrible. The tombs in Lara Croft Guardian of Light were 100x better. The tombs in Tomb Raider were, like crafting/materials, silly little pittances that were (hopefully) a result of a missed deadline.
don't get me wrong, the game got some stuff right, but it got a lot wrong too.
Your points are valid, but not as a reply to the post by BNoyes. BNoyes was comparing Tomb Raider to Uncharted and not other games in general (from what I can tell). Tomb Raider's progression and crafting system were better than Uncharted (which has none) and was enjoyable even if it was unfinished. Perhaps the tombs were lackluster, but I enjoyed them more than the Uncharted puzzles.
I'm really hoping that Uncharted 4 takes some of those ideas and improves on them. Same thing for the new Tomb Raider.
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Posted by WNYX585AM on 18 June 2015 - 08:40 PM
Totally support the MS decision on backwards compatibility. So much better than Sony's Playstation Now overpriced bullshit.
I do, however, hate the fact that early adopters paid for Kinect. I mean are there any new games planned for it at all? Maybe a few little features here and there but kind of sad that it's been dropped like a stray dog with rabies.
I find it hard to believe that most people buying Xbox One at launch were truly excited for Kinect. It was an early adopter tax for most of us.
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Posted by WNYX585AM on 18 June 2015 - 07:45 PM
It's not free. If you bought an Xbox One back when Kinect was mandatory, and then Microsoft released the system without Kinect for a much lower price point - effectively reducing Kinect to the dust bin - they took value away from you. If you bought the system expecting next generation games, and Microsoft announced that they were putting resources into making Xbox 360 games work on your new system, there is an opportunity cost there.
But let's take your statement at face value. If you enjoyed Xbox Live in the past, by your logic, you should still be happy with it even when a comparable service, PlayStation Plus, comes out and provides an objectively better value. (It costs less and gives you more games.) Microsoft added those free games to Gold, so your statement means Xbox consumers should be satisfied with what they have.
Up until Monday, absolutely no one purchased an Xbox One for backwards compatibility. As of Monday, all those people got backwards compatibility for free. It doesn't matter how much they paid or how happy they were with their purchase. It was never an advertised feature, so it is free to those not expecting it.
Also, you criticize Microsoft for putting resources into BC instead of new games, but isn't Sony doing the exact same thing? In fact, it is almost certainly quite a lot more expensive to build and maintain PS Now than for Microsoft to create backwards compatibility. Perhaps both are opportunity costs as you say, but it certainly can't be isolated to Xbox only. The millions of dollars Sony spent on Gaikai alone could have been spent on dozens of new games.
Lastly, comparing Xbox Live and PS Plus is a poor analogy for your argument. Both services cost money and offer similar things. Backwards compatibility is completely free of charge where PS Now is not free at all.
Posted by WNYX585AM on 18 June 2015 - 02:07 PM
You're seriously going to exaggerate like that to make the Xbox backwards compatibility sound like a generous deal? It's $20 a month - that's for all the games, not just one - and it's streaming, so it's not even the same thing. You can play the games from any PlayStation device so long as you have fast enough Internet.
Since when is getting something unexpected for free NOT a generous deal?
Posted by WNYX585AM on 12 June 2015 - 01:37 PM
I still don't understand why Gears of War Remaster would be released this year, when it's 10 year anniversary is next year.
Because Microsoft is aggressively trying to catch up to Sony. With a Gears remaster, Halo 5, Forza 6, and Tomb Raider all coming out this year, they should be able to make up some serious ground on their lag unless Sony shocks everyone with more exclusives this fall than expected (or significant other factors like aggressive pricing). It does, however, seem like Microsoft has a pretty strong lineup without Gears, so maybe it will be next year.
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Posted by WNYX585AM on 11 June 2015 - 01:14 PM
Add me to the list of people that gave up on Massive Chalice after mere minutes. Too complicated. Deleted.
To each his own, but the game is fairly simple for a strategy game. There are deeper levels you can go that might initially seem important and overwhelming (such as breeding for character traits), but you can ignore most of that. For anyone who played XCOM: Enemy Unknown, it will feel pretty similar.
Unfortunately, I've had to stop playing because of a game crashing bug when fighting Wrinklers. Apparently it's a known issue, but I don't keep playing games if they can crash on me. I just hope they patch it soon enough before I forget about the game and completely move on.
Also, for achievement hunters, the achievements do seem to flow fairly fast in that game..
Posted by WNYX585AM on 10 June 2015 - 08:38 PM
Hulu sucks, their selections are really lacking and not that great.
And Seinfeld sucks....LOL
I could have accepted the first sentence as a reasonably thought out criticism. But then I read your second sentence and realize that you are a terribly misguided person who probably is a fan of Chrisley Knows Best or whatever the reality show flavor of the week is.
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Posted by WNYX585AM on 04 June 2015 - 04:13 PM
The PS Blog post about the Uncharted Collection, which being done by the great Bluepoint Games team that did the great MGS and God of Ear collections, I believe. It seems to just have the single-player campaigns and no MP.
Man, I loved God of Ear. That double bladed Q-tip was awesome. The series really tanked when they switched to God of Nose. That one really blew.
Posted by WNYX585AM on 02 June 2015 - 07:52 PM
Both now have the free trial version.
From news reports its a pretty huge chunk (1/3) of the game that's free, not just a single level.
Considering most people never finish games, giving a third of each game is like giving away two free games.
Posted by WNYX585AM on 01 June 2015 - 04:49 PM
Maybe there will be actually tombs to raid, instead of just a small cave with an artifact in it. That was the only thing I found wrong with the first one.
Having never played any previous Tomb Raider games, I thought the "tombs" in the newest one were fun and interesting. I'm really not sure how much better they can be, but would definitely like to see it, if so. I guess the common complaint I see is that the tombs weren't challenging enough, but I didn't mind that considering i'm not very bright.
Posted by WNYX585AM on 28 May 2015 - 04:21 PM
It seems like someone (or a couple of people) predicted both Massive Chalice and Just Cause 2 just a few days ago. I think it's great that Microsoft is giving away Pool Nation FX again. Since they seem to be currently leading monthly console sales, it's great that new owners will get to see the GWG disappointments right from the start.
Also, i'm betting that Microsoft has some freebies to give away around E3 that will make up for PoolNation.
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Posted by WNYX585AM on 27 May 2015 - 02:25 PM
I will never, ever, understand why so many people dislike indie games - or think they are less worthy than 'AAA' titles. Just because a game is developed by a small team doesn't make it any less worthy of playing. For those that do not like a game simply because it is independently developed, please share your rationale with me. I am curious. Let me peek behind the curtain of your opinions.
Even though I am middle-aged, I have no real fondness or nostalgia for retro styled games. I don't like side-scrolling platformers in most cases, so that rules out a lot of indie games. I also don't appreciate games that are minimally styled or have simple mechanics. I like the idea of being enveloped in the graphics, sound, feel and presentation that many AAA games provide. Basically, I feel like indie games are like eating salad at a steakhouse. Yes, salad can be nice, but I much prefer the AAA presentation and fullness of a sizzling steak and sides. I suppose if I had more time to play all the AAA games I wanted, I would eventually get bored of them and turn to salad, but for now, I'm happy getting morbidly obese on steak.