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#2041

Posted A week ago Edited by Wu-Tang Forever, A week ago.

I've been playing AC Unity, both to hype myself for Empire... I mean, urg, Origins, and because it's the only AC I haven't beaten. And I was chugging merrily along (had just beat the Court of Miracles mission) when I accidentally fast-traveled to the mission marker that activates Dead Kings, and without a way to exit it (at least, not one I could find), and not wanting to play it until after beating the main storyline, I had to start over. Yay me. Oh well, at least I didn't make it that far (I mostly did side-stuff) and this time, I'm taking my time exploring Paris. If you just go ahead and do all the viewpoints, the sheer amount of stuff on the map can be kinda daunting, even if you use the filters to only show certain things. But now I'm taking my time, and the experience is a little better for it.

 

That out of the way, I still have to say that I really like this game. The story's pretty meh so far (and Arno's a decent leading man with a lot of potential, but he's written and presented as just Ezio Lite, right down to an early-game outfit that makes him look pretty much identical to Ezio in the first hour or so of II) and the historical aspect is pretty f*cked, but the gameplay is pretty great. Mission design is excellent and wide-open so far, and I even kinda like the controversial combat. You can get good at it, and it's satisfying once you do, but even then it emphasizes that you're a stealthy cloak-and-dagger type, rather than Conan the Barbarian. It requires you to think on your feet about positioning and which guys you need to attack first and so on, rather than the older games which (to be brutally honest) were basically "just counter everybody and dodge the heavy guys until you win" (as much as I love AC III, that game's combat was so easy (if fun and empowering) that I distinctly remember just slaughtering a bunch of redcoats for sh*ts and giggles and basically covering the street with their corpses, haha). 

 

And one thing no one can deny about this game is that it looks gorgeous. While they dropped the ball when it comes to the story's accuracy, Paris is staggeringly detailed and authentic, and really makes you feel like you're living in the times. (And I just have to mention that so many locations in this game - Notre Dame, the Palace of Justice, the Court of Miracles - have me nostalgia-ing hard about Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, haha.) But overall, Ubi bit off more than they could chew with the graphical presentation, especially with having so many people on screen at once. Even though the game's been pretty much fixed after that godawful launch, the framerate still hitches and stutters from time to time. It's not really a big deal, especially compared to something like Just Cause 3, but still pretty annoying.

 

Lastly, I have to praise the character customization, which for my money is the best of the series. I'm a sucker for virtual paper dolls, and Unity gives you a metric ton of hood, coat, belt, pants and gloves options that truly let you make Arno your own with a unique look. It's not perfect (I do wish there had been an option to wear the hood down, or even hats - I want a tricorn, dammit!), but it's really fun to play around with, and I'm so glad to hear that Origins' customization will be similar to this.

 

Oh, one more thing. If I were any good at video editing, I'd totally make a video of the game set to this.

 


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#2042

Posted A week ago

I regularly play to GTA 3 , Vice City & San Andreas and make a 2 hours party everytime.

 

I bought them more than 7 years and a half ago but I still love them.

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#2043

Posted A week ago

Replaying the Uncharted series again, I lost count of how many times I beat these games


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#2044

Posted A week ago

I started Rise of the Tomb Raider on 360, I like the game so far!

 

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#2045

Posted A week ago

Been playing Htman: Absolution thanks to that cool sale on the Xbox store.;)

 

I must say I was a bit hestiant to try this game at first because of the criticism directed at it being more linear than the other games, but I'm really enjoying it. It kind of feels like blending a Hitman and Max Payne game together. The level design is really top notch and I appreciate there's still some freedom of approach despite being more linear.

 

As I'm not a hardcore Hitman fan I'm finding Absolution easier to get into without feeling as overcome by the open ended feel of the other games. The smaller (but highly detailed) levels makes if more comfortable to digest and take in IMO.

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#2046

Posted A week ago

Is anyone here still playing MMOs? I know they're time sinks which is why I've given up on them for the most part, but some of my best times were in MMOs and I feel that urge to pick one up again. It seems like that whole genre is slowly quieting down with WoW still at the top. I've never tried WoW, and I don't really want to. The recent ones I've heard of are Black Desert and Archeage. I've tried Elder Scrolls Online recently but it wasn't that great. What else is out there?

 

i did play ESO a year ago and i did all the story for the three races on the playstation, tried it on the free weekend on Pc but i just didnt had the will power to do it anymore since you cant transfer your account. i know the Elders Scroll Online Morrowind is going to be released on 6-6-2017 but i still didnt read mutch about it, if its a new game ill get it and lose a few hours in it, if its just some sort of expansion ill skip it


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#2047

Posted A week ago

ESO wasn't too bad when I tried it. I'm thinking of going back if you want to give it another try. I'm on PC.

 

Don't know what else to try. I could always go back to Aion, that was fairly enjoyable.


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#2048

Posted 5 days ago Edited by CrysisAverted, 5 days ago.

Playing clash royale

just need to grab a quick chest to be stocked up

kicking some dudes ass, already took down his tower and working on the other 2 while he has failed to damage me at all

dude says "good luck" and then I lose connection right after he says that

wow thats weird

I haven't had my internet go down in months

come back to having lost 3 crowns to some lava hound deck I was obliterating 

surely my connection going down after having my victory assured and him messaging me good luck was just a coincidence. 


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Posted 4 days ago

Enjoying some peace & quiet with a game of, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. Started it yesterday, really loving it till now!


Been playing Htman: Absolution thanks to that cool sale on the Xbox store. ;)

 

I must say I was a bit hestiant to try this game at first because of the criticism directed at it being more linear than the other games, but I'm really enjoying it. It kind of feels like blending a Hitman and Max Payne game together. The level design is really top notch and I appreciate there's still some freedom of approach despite being more linear.

 

As I'm not a hardcore Hitman fan I'm finding Absolution easier to get into without feeling as overcome by the open ended feel of the other games. The smaller (but highly detailed) levels makes if more comfortable to digest and take in IMO.

 

I think I can agree with that even though I find absolution not that appealing when compared to the other hitman games in the saga and that's coming from a hardcore fan of the franchise. I do however think absolution isn't that bad. It has some creative elements to it tbh. My favourite one in the saga is Blood Money. If you haven't played that yet, check it out. It is literally the definition of an out-standing hitman game. 

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#2050

Posted 4 days ago

Saints Row IV, I'm probably going to listen to my own playlist since the radio sucks.

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#2051

Posted 3 days ago Edited by Mister Pink, 3 days ago.

Been playing Htman: Absolution thanks to that cool sale on the Xbox store. ;)

 

I must say I was a bit hestiant to try this game at first because of the criticism directed at it being more linear than the other games, but I'm really enjoying it. It kind of feels like blending a Hitman and Max Payne game together. The level design is really top notch and I appreciate there's still some freedom of approach despite being more linear.

 

As I'm not a hardcore Hitman fan I'm finding Absolution easier to get into without feeling as overcome by the open ended feel of the other games. The smaller (but highly detailed) levels makes if more comfortable to digest and take in IMO.

 

Yeah man, sweet game. Not the best Hitman but a solid game. Most of the controversy surrounding the game was fixed by some simple menu changes, well, when turning off hand-holding stuff like seeing where people were going to walk kind of nonsense. Switching to a harder options gave more of the true stealth Hitman feel of classic titles like Blood Money. 

 

I'm not sure the older games were more open-ended. The levels were pretty much similar in Blood Money and Absolution, size-wise it's just that absolution there wasn't as many multiple ways to get creative in your approach. It seemed some times, linear in that respect but the level sizes seem similar. 

 

But yeah Absolution is worth a playthrough and it might be a good introduction to the series, albeit, not "classically" Hitman but more Hitman-lite. I think if you are enjoying it, you'll love the new Hitman. (I've only played through the first episode) but the fans are pretty unanimous in saying it's a great Hitman and a return to form. 

 

Also, like GB said, try Blood Money. That's also my favourite so far but also my introduction to Hitman. 

 

Loved this level..

 

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#2052

Posted 3 days ago

Now I'm onto Sniper Elite 4 and Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger. I play too many games. :ph34r: 

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#2053

Posted 2 days ago Edited by HaRdSTyLe_83, 2 days ago.

im amazed how no one have spoken on the Surge on this forum yet.

it lacks a good story, but the gameplay and combat seem to be very good


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#2055

Posted 13 hours ago

I'm back in Skyrim.. oh how I love Skyrim's map. It's just full of beauty, wonder and danger. 

 

I'm also playing Sonic The Hedgehog 2. Man, some parts are tricky but I'm really loving it. I remember playing it briefly when I was a kid. We never owned it, just rented it but I'm only getting to see it now for real. 

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#2056

Posted 11 hours ago

I'm back in Skyrim.. oh how I love Skyrim's map. It's just full of beauty, wonder and danger. 

 

I'm also playing Sonic The Hedgehog 2. Man, some parts are tricky but I'm really loving it. I remember playing it briefly when I was a kid. We never owned it, just rented it but I'm only getting to see it now for real. 

 

I have the original Sonic. Can never get tired of that jingle.:D


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#2057

Posted 7 hours ago

Playing Black Desert Online. Still at the character create. The damn creator is so good it's frustrating.





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