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« Reply #360 on: August 01, 2020, 06:44:38 AM »
Just got 36 months of this stuff using that $1 trick. Installing Plague Tale, RDR2, FH4, and No Man's Sky. Besides AAA games, what recommendations do y'all have?

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« Reply #361 on: August 01, 2020, 09:25:19 AM »
forza horizon 4
state of decay 2
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« Reply #362 on: August 01, 2020, 02:01:24 PM »
Yeah, I'll play through anything Obsidian puts out, but Obsidian games are all about the story/writing and this version of Grounded is the game...without the story yet. So I'll wait until the actual story campaign is out next year. Assuming that should be free on game pass as well anyhow.

Tried a few things last night

The Touryst - I'd heard good things about this on Switch and I like Shin'en's Fast Racing/RMX. At first I really liked this, but then after a couple islands I got really bored and bailed. Funny thing on PC is changing your refresh rate changes the speed of the game. I had it on 144hz at first and it moved at turbo speed and honestly it was more fun than at 60hz normal speed. Game needs a run button at normal speed.

Neon Abyss - Did not like this at all. Controls just couldn't click with me on KB+M or gamepad (jumping with trigger?). Not even sure what I think of the game structure/concept because the controls were such a turn off I bailed pretty fast.

Golf with your Friends - Ehhhh. I like that it has a ton of mini-golf courses, but I didn't find the golfing mechanic very satisfying. Played better mini-golf games in the past and obviously stuff like Hot Shots even in putting mode kicks this things ass.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 - Great PC port. Looks nice, runs great, controller support works perfect. No idea when I'll play this since I'd rather play the Yakuza games I haven't gone through yet (and the games are mostly about the story, so I'd rather play the new stories than remakes until I'm out of new stories), but this is great for sure.

Also idk if I ever talked about it but I played Sea Salt and liked it a bunch. I hear it gets damn near impossible later on because the controls are kind of not accurate, but this is one of the best atmosphere'd Lovecraft games I've played in a while. Gameplay feels a bit like it's from the DS era of game design.


Stuff I still need to try on Game Pass: Plague's Tale, Pathologic 2, Forager

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« Reply #363 on: August 01, 2020, 02:41:59 PM »
Ok, I played Forager to lvl.5, built the starting 3 structures and all the various mats in them. I've never really got the appeal of the crafting/survival genre. Like what is my end goal? I see I can make weapons and things but on my little island I don't see any enemies? Do I have to buy neighboring islands to find enemies?

These games just feel like the carrot on the stick design, grind this mat to get this thing to let you get to where you can grind this other mat to get this other thing repeat repeat repeat forever.

Just not my thing.

The only crafting/survival games I ever enjoyed were Don't Starve because you'd die pretty quick and I liked trying to survive in that and I enjoyed the little bit of My Time in Portia because the 3d gfx looked nice and it reminded me a bit of Rune Factory.

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« Reply #364 on: August 01, 2020, 02:48:14 PM »


Man, watching this is like a completely different game than I just played sitting around a tiny island for 45 mins just clicking on dumb rocks & trees.

I guess the point of the early game is to build coins as fast as possible and unlock new lands with actual shit to do. Maybe I just wish these crafting/survival games had a "skip to 5 hours in" button at the start to skip past all the mundane starting grind.

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« Reply #365 on: August 01, 2020, 05:40:08 PM »
Ok, I played Forager to lvl.5, built the starting 3 structures and all the various mats in them. I've never really got the appeal of the crafting/survival genre. Like what is my end goal? I see I can make weapons and things but on my little island I don't see any enemies? Do I have to buy neighboring islands to find enemies?

These games just feel like the carrot on the stick design, grind this mat to get this thing to let you get to where you can grind this other mat to get this other thing repeat repeat repeat forever.
Yup. And that's exactly how the game is structured. Some of the tiles have dungeons, other have towers with puzzles. Nothing substantial, just a different way to hide items and upgrades. There are challenge modes as well.

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« Reply #366 on: August 05, 2020, 10:17:47 AM »
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« Reply #367 on: August 05, 2020, 11:56:02 AM »
The 2 i was curious about are console only.  :-\

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« Reply #368 on: August 05, 2020, 11:56:58 AM »
Not a bad month, definitely want to play Darksiders and Undermine, might try out It Lurks Below as well

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« Reply #369 on: August 05, 2020, 01:02:12 PM »
My wife and I tremendously enjoyed playing Until Dawn together. I heard Man of Medan is not as good, but still pretty excited to try it out

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« Reply #370 on: August 05, 2020, 02:44:01 PM »
I actually want to play Darksiders and wouldn't mind playing Man of Median so of course neither are on PC  :(

Can't complain too much since there's still a lot of value in PC gamepass, but I think it's pretty obvious on stuff like Darksiders they know it's still selling well on PC and don't want to cut into sales of people like me who will buy it eventually.

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« Reply #371 on: August 05, 2020, 02:52:27 PM »
Yep, in for Man of Medan.

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« Reply #372 on: August 05, 2020, 02:59:18 PM »
Man of Medan is a huge step down from Until Dawn. But thanks to GamePass you don't have to cry about it!
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« Reply #373 on: August 05, 2020, 03:32:40 PM »
howlongtobeat says it's only 4-5 hours, that is perfect. there is apparently free DLC/another path so will check it out. if it sucks or doesn't grab us can just bail.

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« Reply #374 on: August 05, 2020, 04:10:26 PM »
Man of Medan is a huge step down from Until Dawn. But thanks to GamePass you don't have to cry about it!

Yeah, I liked Until Dawn, but still haven't played this because that is what I hear.

Would play it for free tho!

/but it's not free on PC  :'(

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« Reply #375 on: August 05, 2020, 05:01:19 PM »
howlongtobeat says it's only 4-5 hours, that is perfect. there is apparently free DLC/another path so will check it out. if it sucks or doesn't grab us can just bail.

The Curator's Cut was a preorder originally, it just lets you see view from other characters while shit is going on I think.

I played it once and moved on. The next game - Little Hope - looks better at least.
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« Reply #376 on: August 05, 2020, 06:25:56 PM »
I played it once and moved on. The next game - Little Hope - looks better at least.

I wouldn't get your hopes up. Until Dawn is a janky game that just seems like a fluke that it worked out alright.

Their launch VR rails shooter is ok, good for a launch game but really a 6/10 shooting gallery
Their VR adventure game, the Inpatient, is complete shit, like 3/10.
Medan sounds pretty bad.

I just get the feeling they are not good at game making.

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« Reply #377 on: August 05, 2020, 09:06:14 PM »
Wow I thought Man of Medan was a Sony exclusive. I loved Until Dawn, sounds like it isn't as good doe

Played some Touryst, cute game, don't know if I have the time to finish it. Might pick it up on Switch tho for when I'm out of the house

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« Reply #378 on: August 05, 2020, 09:25:43 PM »
I really liked the rail shooter  :ohyeah

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« Reply #379 on: August 05, 2020, 10:37:23 PM »
Games are live btw, downloading Darksiders and XenoCrisis
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« Reply #380 on: August 05, 2020, 10:48:32 PM »
I really liked the rail shooter  :ohyeah

It's only like 5 stages and I never finished it  :'(

I didn't think the aiming was that accurate compared to like non-VR lightgun games and the levels were pretty long and I didn't find them that interesting. I think I got through 3 levels and bailed.

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« Reply #381 on: August 05, 2020, 11:31:13 PM »
I thought it was a clever direction to go considering PSVR limitations. being real I am not sure if I finished it either, it was by far the biggest party hit of PSVR purchase though. the first thing that really impressed me in VR until wipeout and astrobot.

i wonder when VR turns at parties will be a thing again.  :goty2


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« Reply #382 on: August 06, 2020, 08:33:58 AM »
Man of Medan is a huge step down from Until Dawn. But thanks to GamePass you don't have to cry about it!

Yeah, I liked Until Dawn, but still haven't played this because that is what I hear.

Would play it for free tho!

/but it's not free on PC  :'(
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« Reply #383 on: August 06, 2020, 11:25:04 AM »
Man of Medan is a huge step down from Until Dawn. But thanks to GamePass you don't have to cry about it!

Yeah, I liked Until Dawn, but still haven't played this because that is what I hear.

Would play it for free tho!

/but it's not free on PC  :'(
:hitler

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« Reply #384 on: August 07, 2020, 03:34:06 PM »
Ff7 coming soonish, another 10 bucks saved on a 2-5 hour nostalgia tour

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« Reply #385 on: August 10, 2020, 12:56:50 PM »
Ff7 coming soonish, another 10 bucks saved on a 2-5 hour nostalgia tour

ff7 remastered?
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« Reply #386 on: August 10, 2020, 12:58:05 PM »
The ps1 port
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« Reply #387 on: August 10, 2020, 01:21:32 PM »
 :goty
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« Reply #388 on: August 10, 2020, 02:16:15 PM »
You know the remake is playstation only but you asked it anyway

Good job man
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« Reply #389 on: August 10, 2020, 02:35:11 PM »
It's coming to PC... in one year.  :'(

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« Reply #390 on: August 10, 2020, 03:01:18 PM »
You know the remake is playstation only

iz not
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« Reply #391 on: August 10, 2020, 06:17:17 PM »
It's coming to PC... in one year.  :'(

Haha asking only 4 months after release like you're expecting a different answer haha
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« Reply #392 on: August 10, 2020, 07:30:23 PM »
Ff7 coming soonish, another 10 bucks saved on a 2-5 hour nostalgia tour
I was unironically gonna buy it on steam to play before the FFVII:R pc port thats no doubt coming so me too man

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« Reply #393 on: August 10, 2020, 09:53:58 PM »
OK I dig Man of Madan one hour in. Will finish, won't take long. Might restart a co-op run with one of my homeys from Tokyo

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« Reply #394 on: August 13, 2020, 01:00:39 PM »
Undermine is pretty cool

Also installed Battletoads and FF7

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« Reply #395 on: August 13, 2020, 03:19:09 PM »
Anybody else tried xcloud? I played for an hour straight in bed and it was fucking wild.

Some games don't really work with the compression and input lag like Forza Horizon 4 but others like Halo 5 are surprisingly good. Only drained like 12% battery in an hour too since I guess it's the same load as streaming video.

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« Reply #396 on: August 13, 2020, 11:14:36 PM »
Hope they work it out with Apple and I can do it on an iPhone

Honestly, this could be the thing that gets me on an android phone...
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« Reply #397 on: August 13, 2020, 11:26:59 PM »
Do you need an Android Phone? Wouldnt any sort of Android device work?
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« Reply #398 on: August 14, 2020, 01:39:18 AM »
Do you need an Android Phone? Wouldnt any sort of Android device work?

Yeah it should work with pretty much any Android phone or tablet. Here's the link if you want to try it:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gamepass.beta&hl=en_GB

Note that you will need to connect a wired or bluetooth controller to your device. Xbox one controllers made after 2016 should have bluetooth but older ones won't.

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« Reply #399 on: August 14, 2020, 04:13:01 AM »
The app DOES work on my Chromebook w/controller attached, but I can't get it to launch any games yet, maybe I'm not officially in the beta? How are yall playing?

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« Reply #400 on: August 14, 2020, 04:17:54 AM »
Hope they work it out with Apple and I can do it on an iPhone

Honestly, this could be the thing that gets me on an android phone...

They wont work it out cause its apples call

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« Reply #401 on: August 14, 2020, 03:01:22 PM »
So who's preinstalled BATTLETOADS? :hyper
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« Reply #402 on: August 16, 2020, 03:05:17 PM »
I did of course. Stoked for the frustration from this

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« Reply #403 on: August 16, 2020, 04:19:35 PM »
I did too ofc

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« Reply #404 on: August 16, 2020, 04:35:37 PM »
Finished Kiwami 2. Yakuza rules, need to get the Collection and finish the road to Y7

* While playing Dead Souls as well
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« Reply #405 on: August 18, 2020, 03:40:08 PM »
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« Reply #406 on: August 18, 2020, 09:46:02 PM »
Good lord this is a solid lineup

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« Reply #407 on: August 18, 2020, 10:43:16 PM »
Wait, did they change something with Darksiders? I thought it was console only?

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« Reply #408 on: August 19, 2020, 10:27:54 AM »
Still on console, now also PC.

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« Reply #409 on: August 19, 2020, 12:41:41 PM »
 :tauntaun

Gonna play me some Darksiders soon

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« Reply #410 on: August 19, 2020, 07:28:44 PM »
Oh shit I came close to buying REVII recently. Awesome.

I'm downloading Quantum Break lol. Love me some jank ass TPS
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« Reply #411 on: August 20, 2020, 03:45:01 AM »
Gameplay wise it's actually one of the better shooters. The big problem that game has is the low enemy variety, level design and half of it being a bunch of tv-show episodes you gotta watch.

I don't think Remedy has ever made a straight up bad/janky TPS.

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« Reply #412 on: August 20, 2020, 01:31:22 PM »
Battletoads unlocked early yesterday for some reason, from the half hour I played it's about what you'd expect.
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« Reply #413 on: August 20, 2020, 03:04:50 PM »
I'm just in awe they would willingly release a beat em up with no online. Come on guys
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« Reply #414 on: August 20, 2020, 04:09:21 PM »
Itís no good from what I played, save your hd space
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« Reply #415 on: August 20, 2020, 05:54:00 PM »
Gameplay wise it's actually one of the better shooters. The big problem that game has is the low enemy variety, level design and half of it being a bunch of tv-show episodes you gotta watch.

I don't think Remedy has ever made a straight up bad/janky TPS.

Yeah I loved Alan Wake and all it's content so I'm looking forward to checking this out.

And I'm pumped AF to check out Hypnospace Outlaw. Gamepass keeps on delivering :rejoice
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« Reply #416 on: August 20, 2020, 06:13:49 PM »
Controversial opinion - Alan Wake was a pretty crappy shooter. Long stretches of level without enemies boring walking sim basically, barely any enemy types, combat options.

I like (but don't love) Alan Wake because the story was interesting, the setting was Twin Peaks, and the visuals were great, but the gameplay-side was pretty bad imo. I can't even tell Control is made by the same people because it's such a far leap of improvement in gameplay. I never played American Nightmare since it seemed more combat focused and yeah I didn't like the combat in AW.

Will play Quantum Break at some point since it seems sorta in the middle between AW -> Control gameplay improvements and I'm interested in the FMV story stuff.

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« Reply #417 on: August 20, 2020, 07:34:43 PM »
I disagree, Control, Quantum Break, Alan Wake all played like the same ol TPS
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« Reply #418 on: August 20, 2020, 07:54:41 PM »
Control plays like a Japanese TPS like Vanquish to me. Really fast paced and zero-shifting and powers and about moving moving moving.

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« Reply #419 on: August 20, 2020, 08:01:25 PM »
That's really doing Vanquish a disservice lol
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