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6 hours ago, shadyridr said:

So after watching the Witcher I am thinking about starting Witcher 3 from scratch again. I never finished it. Not sure why.

It’s amazing but it’s f’ing long. 
 

I started it, played forever and quit. Then I finished on my 2nd play through. My advice, stick to the story missions and just go that route. The extra contracts and missions are hundreds of hours. 

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1 hour ago, DallasDMac said:

Chapter three going much better as I get the hang of it. Stopping time is my "bail out" move. That, along with an upgraded Blink, I'm getting to the point were I'm dying much, much less if at all. I only just started chapter three, but got all the bone shard and runes and cleared the area without dying. Time to hop on the carriage.

Yea, this game is a lot of fun once you get the hang of using the powers/etc. 

When you beat it, you can play again as the other character, and keep all of your powers right from the start. Very fun.

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So I probably won't be getting it for awhile but what's everyones thoughts on the New Star Wars game the just recently came out? Worth getting? More of a wait till price comes down or Totally waste of my bred? Again this isn't something I was ever running out to get just more of a first glance it looks good and it's Star Wars. 

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7 hours ago, shadyridr said:

So after watching the Witcher I am thinking about starting Witcher 3 from scratch again. I never finished it. Not sure why.

I started playing it recently, but then got distracted by life. I really need to retire because I can't justify working all day and then come home and ignore my wife and 15 year old daughter to play. 

I have World War Z and Civ 6 sitting there unwrapped I also just bought Hollow Knight for my daughter (a game I  really want to play). My plan is I bought her a Nintendo Switch and five games along with several Sims 4 expansion mods for her PC that are all under the tree  I figure she has enough there to keep her busy and maybe she will let dad try out HK just to make sure it is a good game. 

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The poor battle engine made me quit playing The Witcher.  I enjoyed the sex but the battles were cumbersome imo

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54 minutes ago, Courtjester said:

I started playing it recently, but then got distracted by life. I really need to retire because I can't justify working all day and then come home and ignore my wife and 15 year old daughter to play. 

I have World War Z and Civ 6 sitting there unwrapped I also just bought Hollow Knight for my daughter (a game I  really want to play). My plan is I bought her a Nintendo Switch and five games along with several Sims 4 expansion mods for her PC that are all under the tree  I figure she has enough there to keep her busy and maybe she will let dad try out HK just to make sure it is a good game. 

Hollow Knight is pretty fun.  I enjoyed my 20 or so hours with it. 
 

Im just playing Modern warfare even though I hate myself every time I do. I might switch to the Witcher DLC which I have but never played. I have a list of games I want to play, but I refuse to buy early unless it’s a multiplayer game. I want Outer Worlds, but I know they have DLc plans so no way do I buy now. 

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1 hour ago, jwb said:

Yea, this game is a lot of fun once you get the hang of using the powers/etc. 

When you beat it, you can play again as the other character, and keep all of your powers right from the start. Very fun.

I should look in to remapping controls. One thing that really gives me issues in R1 to block, R2 to attack. Very unnatural after so much Dark Souls, etc. I do ok until I am really hard pressed and don't have time to think. I'm often hitting the wrong control button just out of muscle memory. Still, yea, what you said. Really starting to fall for this game.

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1 hour ago, belljr said:

The poor battle engine made me quit playing The Witcher.  I enjoyed the sex but the battles were cumbersome imo

Wow, with Witcher 3 combat was one of my favorite things about the game.

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7 hours ago, belljr said:

I enjoyed the sex but the battles were cumbersome imo

..... I think I dated the exact same lady.

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Getting the kids the Nintendo Switch and was hoping to get Madden for dad but no Madden? What a bummer. 

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7 minutes ago, GoBirds said:

Getting the kids the Nintendo Switch and was hoping to get Madden for dad but no Madden? What a bummer. 

Madden sucks

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Just now, shadyridr said:

Madden sucks

I’m a dynasty dork....any football at all on Nofriendo?

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4 minutes ago, GoBirds said:

I’m a dynasty dork....any football at all on Nofriendo?

Nope

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13 hours ago, DJackson10 said:

So I probably won't be getting it for awhile but what's everyones thoughts on the New Star Wars game the just recently came out? Worth getting? More of a wait till price comes down or Totally waste of my bred? Again this isn't something I was ever running out to get just more of a first glance it looks good and it's Star Wars. 

I finished it a couple of weeks ago, and I have a lot to say about it since it's fresh in my mind.

  • It is rough around the edges.  There's nothing bad or broken about the game, but there are lots of little things that suggest it might have been better with another six months of development time.  The biggest thing for me is that stims (healing items) are kind of inconsistent -- sometimes hitting the "heal me" button gets you healed and sometimes it doesn't even though your character initiates the exact same dialog.  I think it has to do with the game wanting you to stand still to get healed, but that doesn't really fit the combat very well.  None of this sort of thing was any huge deal.  Just be aware that it doesn't have the same level of polish as you might expect from an end-of-generation AAA title.
  • While there's lots of combat in the game, there is also a surprising amount of platforming, exploration, and puzzle-solving.  This game obviously drew a lot of inspiration from Uncharted.  The character's climbing animation and vocalizations are very Nathan Drake-y, and the overall pacing of the game is similar to an Uncharted title.
  • This game also borrows heavily from Dark Souls.  Melee combat is fairly slow and methodical with an emphasis on blocking, parrying, and dodging.  When you die, you leave behind your souls, er I mean force power or whatever it's called in this game, and you have a certain amount of time to make your way back to reclaim them.  And when you rest at a bonfire, er I mean meditation point, all the enemies respawn.  That said, Jedi Fallen Order is nowhere near as hard as Dark Souls.  It has a difficulty slider -- I played on Hard (Jedi Master) and cruised most of the way through with no issues except a few bosses.  
  • Wailing on guys with a light saber and force-pushing storm troopers off cliffs never gets old.  They nailed this part of the Star Wars experience.
  • Some of the levels are pretty big, and there is no fast travel within them.  That means that when you finish a mission, you generally have to trudge all the way back to your ship more or less the way you came.  The in-game map is hard to follow IMO, and I did not find exploration-for-the-sake-of-exploration to be particularly rewarding.  
  • Good length.  It probably took me 25-30 hours to finish the campaign, taking my time and not rushing anything.  I did not bother with trophy hunting because hunting down collectables feels like a chore. 
  • I expect the sequel will be much better now that they've got the basic formula down.  
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I loved the Star Wars game. Well worth the $60 IMO. It was a bit too difficult for me and I had to change difficulty a few times.

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4 minutes ago, shadyridr said:

I loved the Star Wars game. Well worth the $60 IMO. It was a bit too difficult for me and I had to change difficulty a few times.

I wish more games had the option to turn down the difficulty temporarily while giving you the ability to turn it back up again later.  There were a couple of bosses in this game that I just didn't feel like sinking a bunch of time into, and it was honestly pretty great to be able just to skip them when it became obvious that this was going to a double-digit attempt situation.  Games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne and Sekiro are fine and people know what they're getting into when they buy one of those titles, but they should be the exception, not the rule.

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1 minute ago, IvanKaramazov said:

I wish more games had the option to turn down the difficulty temporarily while giving you the ability to turn it back up again later.  There were a couple of bosses in this game that I just didn't feel like sinking a bunch of time into, and it was honestly pretty great to be able just to skip them when it became obvious that this was going to a double-digit attempt situation.  Games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne and Sekiro are fine and people know what they're getting into when they buy one of those titles, but they should be the exception, not the rule.

Also the way the game levels you up, it takes almost 3/4 of the game before you become a super bad ### jedi. Pull was a game changer.

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21 minutes ago, IvanKaramazov said:

I wish more games had the option to turn down the difficulty temporarily while giving you the ability to turn it back up again later.  There were a couple of bosses in this game that I just didn't feel like sinking a bunch of time into, and it was honestly pretty great to be able just to skip them when it became obvious that this was going to a double-digit attempt situation.  Games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne and Sekiro are fine and people know what they're getting into when they buy one of those titles, but they should be the exception, not the rule.

I think most do ..you just have to go into the menus

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11 minutes ago, IvanKaramazov said:

Yes.  There is no multiplayer of any kind.

Interesting.  I actually didn't even look into it because I thought it was like that one awhile back that was only multiplayer.

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16 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

Interesting.  I actually didn't even look into it because I thought it was like that one awhile back that was only multiplayer.

You're thinking of Battlefront, which is basically just a re-skinned Battlefield.  Jedi Fallen Order is not remotely like that game at all -- polar opposite.

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9 minutes ago, IvanKaramazov said:

You're thinking of Battlefront, which is basically just a re-skinned Battlefield.  Jedi Fallen Order is not remotely like that game at all -- polar opposite.

What kind of game is it like?  

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Just now, TheIronSheik said:

What kind of game is it like?  

Dark souls brah. Do you even read bro?

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9 minutes ago, belljr said:

Dark souls brah. Do you even read bro?

I hadn't really been paying attention because I thought it was like Battlefront.  I just saw the post about difficulty and that's the first time I read anything about it.

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11 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

What kind of game is it like?  

Id say a mixture of Uncharted & Dark Souls.

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2 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

I hadn't really been paying attention because I thought it was like Battlefront.  I just saw the post about difficulty and that's the first time I read anything about it.

It's literally 2 post above that!!!;;

Im just messing around, I may have dipped into early holiday drinking :)

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1 minute ago, belljr said:

It's literally 2 post above that!!!;;

Im just messing around, I may have dipped into early holiday drinking :)

:lol:

I may have seen it, but full disclosure:  I don't' know what Dark Souls is. :mellow:

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43 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

:lol:

I may have seen it, but full disclosure:  I don't' know what Dark Souls is. :mellow:

Wait, what

 

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On 12/24/2019 at 9:50 AM, GoBirds said:

I’m a dynasty dork....any football at all on Nofriendo?

Dynasty is awful on Madden anymore. Just play it on 360. 

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On 12/24/2019 at 11:05 AM, shadyridr said:

I loved the Star Wars game. Well worth the $60 IMO. It was a bit too difficult for me and I had to change difficulty a few times.

Just picked it up on sale for $50. My Christmas present from the wife. Also pre-ordered RE3make.

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BTW, Capcom might be reviving other old properties with the new RE engine. 

Capcom files copyright for Dino Crisis

I'd be super excited for this one too. This game was the first on there then new engine and it was genuinely terrifying getting chased by dinosaurs of all things. Add in the sci-fi aspect of the whole thing and I loved that game. I'd be all over a remake version on the modern engine. 

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34 minutes ago, Insein said:

Dynasty is awful on Madden anymore. Just play it on 360. 

Xbox better than PS4 overall?

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On 12/24/2019 at 10:19 AM, TheIronSheik said:

Is the Star Wars game a fun 1 player game?  

It is very good so far. Recommended.

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3 hours ago, GoBirds said:

Xbox better than PS4 overall?

No way ps4 has ton more exclusive games

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42 minutes ago, shadyridr said:

No way ps4 has ton more exclusive games

A little more to it than that...  I have both. 
 

1. If you have a 4K tv. Xbox One X is the way to go. 
2. Do you plan to play with others?  What do they play?  
3. Are there exclusives you prefer?  Uncharted?  Halo?  MLB the Show? Etc...  factor that in. 

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14 hours ago, NewlyRetired said:

:eek:

I said I don't really play a lot of games.  Up until last year, I was averaging just under a game a year.  This past year I played probably 4 games, so it helped my average.  :shrug:

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7 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

I said I don't really play a lot of games.  Up until last year, I was averaging just under a game a year.  This past year I played probably 4 games, so it helped my average.  :shrug:

I think what he is saying is, if you've followed this thread at all, it would be nearly impossible to not know WHAT Dark Souls is. There's probably quite a few folks that haven't played the series because it is arguably one of the most difficult game series there is. But to have never heard of it and not know what it is, that is rather hard to fathom.

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1 minute ago, DallasDMac said:

I think what he is saying is, if you've followed this thread at all, it would be nearly impossible to not know WHAT Dark Souls is. There's probably quite a few folks that haven't played the series because it is arguably one of the most difficult game series there is. But to have never heard of it and not know what it is, that is rather hard to fathom.

I wouldn't say I follow this thread that intently.  Usually only stop in when it's a game I'm interested in.  And when people are talking about something I'm not interested in, I just kind of zoom through it without reading.  

I've heard the game referenced but I can honestly tell you I have no idea what the game is or what it's about.  And again, this is an indictment on me.  Not anyone else.  I used to buy every game that came out in my 20's and would spend hour upon hours playing them.  I would stay up for 48 hours straight playing games until I passed out from exhaustion.  

But now in my 40's with a family, my time is limited.  It's not that I don't want to be playing games.  It's just my time is so limited that I have to wait for my wife to go to bed on a Friday night before I can play from 10pm until 4am.  Squeezing in every possible minute of playtime.  

Dark Souls might be an awesome game.  But unfortunately, I just don't have the time anymore.

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10 hours ago, bigmarc27 said:
10 hours ago, shadyridr said:

No way ps4 has ton more exclusive games

A little more to it than that...  I have both. 
 

1. If you have a 4K tv. Xbox One X is the way to go. 
2. Do you plan to play with others?  What do they play?  
3. Are there exclusives you prefer?  Uncharted?  Halo?  MLB the Show? Etc...  factor that in. 

Agreed.  Since I got my Xbox One X i rarely turn on the Ps4 anymore unless its to play the show....  The games look and play better on the xbox.

Now that the show is rumored to go to Xbox alos I might not get a new PS for a long time.  But even enhanced games are "better" - exclusive content would be the only thing to sway me back

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With both new consoles slated to come out in time for Christmas 2020, when should we start hearing about the features and specs?  

E3 is in August, right?  So I would think that would be way too late.  My first thought is we'd start hearing stuff leaked around April or May.  Have there been any confirmed leaks as of yet?

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40 minutes ago, belljr said:

Agreed.  Since I got my Xbox One X i rarely turn on the Ps4 anymore unless its to play the show....  The games look and play better on the xbox.

Now that the show is rumored to go to Xbox alos I might not get a new PS for a long time.  But even enhanced games are "better" - exclusive content would be the only thing to sway me back

Yea, this is me - I've had both in this generation and the last, and the Xbox is just better. Better interface, better controller, just a better overall experience. PS4 only gets used for their exclusives. 

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50 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

With both new consoles slated to come out in time for Christmas 2020, when should we start hearing about the features and specs?  

E3 is in August, right?  So I would think that would be way too late.  My first thought is we'd start hearing stuff leaked around April or May.  Have there been any confirmed leaks as of yet?

... they were already "officially" revealed

Not every little detail but Xbox has the new console on their website

 

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3 hours ago, belljr said:

Agreed.  Since I got my Xbox One X i rarely turn on the Ps4 anymore unless its to play the show....  The games look and play better on the xbox.

Now that the show is rumored to go to Xbox alos I might not get a new PS for a long time.  But even enhanced games are "better" - exclusive content would be the only thing to sway me back

The Show is moving to multiplatform.

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44 minutes ago, Tony Jabroni said:
4 hours ago, belljr said:

Agreed.  Since I got my Xbox One X i rarely turn on the Ps4 anymore unless its to play the show....  The games look and play better on the xbox.

Now that the show is rumored to go to Xbox alos I might not get a new PS for a long time.  But even enhanced games are "better" - exclusive content would be the only thing to sway me back

The Show is moving to multiplatform.

:oldunsure:    thought that was implied :)

There are other exclusives i like but not sure i buy a console for them

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6 minutes ago, belljr said:

:oldunsure:    thought that was implied :)

There are other exclusives i like but not sure i buy a console for them

I am not discounting you, but I think it's official. 👍

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1 minute ago, Tony Jabroni said:

I am not discounting you, but I think it's official. 👍

oh :lol:  :bag:

:hifive:

 

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