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« Reply #420 on: August 21, 2020, 12:04:27 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.
I agree, and i'm not suprised they came up with Alan Wake's gameplay in a rush after their open world plans failed.
Control is a much better working shooter, especially once you unlock advanced powers like levitate.

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« Reply #421 on: August 21, 2020, 12:34:40 PM »
Both Alan Wake and Quantum Break are bad shooters but cool setttings

Much like Rockstar Remedy just can't get it right.

How hard is it to copy Gears, Uncharted, Spec Opd or that Sega tps

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« Reply #422 on: August 21, 2020, 12:40:46 PM »
Both Alan Wake and Quantum Break are bad shooters but cool setttings

Much like Rockstar Remedy just can't get it right.

How hard is it to copy Gears, Uncharted, Spec Opd or that Sega tps

Control is a better shooter than all of those.  ::)

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« Reply #423 on: August 21, 2020, 12:48:48 PM »
Did I mention Control in my post?

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« Reply #424 on: August 21, 2020, 01:08:09 PM »
Did I mention Control in my post?

 ::)
You mentioned how Remedy can't get it right, but they did.  :thinking
R* is still struggling with giving their games a decent shooting mechanic.

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« Reply #425 on: August 21, 2020, 03:44:47 PM »
I guess ill try it when its on gamepass

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« Reply #426 on: August 21, 2020, 04:09:47 PM »
It’s not worth the hd space it would take up :lol
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« Reply #427 on: August 21, 2020, 04:24:27 PM »
Or, close your eyes and pretend it's made by a Japanese studio, so you can cry about how underappreciated it is.  :doge

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« Reply #428 on: August 21, 2020, 05:39:48 PM »
Remedy is one of those weird studios where people cry about how underappreciated they are even though all of their games are unoriginal third person shooters with bad FMV parts in them for no reason.

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« Reply #429 on: August 22, 2020, 02:57:41 AM »
Tried out Battletoads. Seemed terrible so uninstalled it. Why put unskippable cutscenes in a game like this, especially all the story stuff is terrible. Also I felt like I was missing something about the combat because those guarding enemies seemed to kill the flow since the only way I could break their guard seemed to be to just stand in front of them and charge for a second and let go.

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« Reply #430 on: August 24, 2020, 05:47:25 PM »
Why put unskippable cutscenes in a game like this, especially all the story stuff is terrible.

> Ghost of Tsushima has left the chat
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« Reply #431 on: August 24, 2020, 06:23:47 PM »
Why put unskippable cutscenes in a game like this, especially all the story stuff is terrible.

> Ghost of Tsushima has left the chat

lol, I haven't played Ghost but at least it's a little less appalling since I'm assuming it's a cinematic story AAA game.

Battletoads is a fucking arcade game and having to constantly stop the level to watch a bunch of cringe cutscenes is like game breakingly bad. Arcade games are meant for replays, who wants to keep watching this stuff on replays?

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« Reply #432 on: August 24, 2020, 06:33:42 PM »

lol, I haven't played Ghost but at least it's a little less appalling since I'm assuming it's a cinematic story AAA game.
I dunno, "Thank you for freeing me Lord Sakai!" x400 can get grating.  :lol

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« Reply #433 on: August 24, 2020, 06:38:52 PM »
Oh yikes, unskippable cutscene after every sandbox repeat mission? That's pretty shitty.

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« Reply #434 on: August 25, 2020, 08:36:49 PM »
Running Man of Medan co-op with my buddy in Tokyo. It's a riot. We are taking great delight in making the main characters be complete shitheads.

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« Reply #435 on: August 25, 2020, 09:53:00 PM »
Running Man of Medan co-op with my buddy in Tokyo. It's a riot. We are taking great delight in making the main characters be complete shitheads.

from what we played I didn't see an option not to.  :lol

need to go back and finish it.

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« Reply #436 on: August 25, 2020, 11:05:53 PM »
Running Man of Medan co-op with my buddy in Tokyo. It's a riot. We are taking great delight in making the main characters be complete shitheads.

from what we played I didn't see an option not to.  :lol

need to go back and finish it.

Best part was walking in on my coop partner making out with the ship's captain. Incredible

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« Reply #437 on: August 25, 2020, 11:26:10 PM »
The captain was inexplicably in the bathroom with the douche in our playthrough, got an achievement for it.  :lol

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« Reply #438 on: August 28, 2020, 02:16:34 PM »
Anyone try Tell Me Why yet? Curious how it compares to Life is Strange 1/2. I liked 1 but never got around to 2 since it took a while to release the chapters.

But this one's free so....tempted if it's good.

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« Reply #439 on: August 28, 2020, 02:28:11 PM »
No point until rest of the chapters are out
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« Reply #440 on: August 28, 2020, 02:35:33 PM »
lot of (what I am assuming is) good stuff this week!


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« Reply #441 on: August 28, 2020, 02:40:19 PM »
Yeah, I instantly regretted buying Hypnospace Outlaw last steam sale when I saw it was there.

Game pass lineup is crazy good. Lots of high quality content.

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« Reply #442 on: August 29, 2020, 03:06:32 AM »
Yeah I started Hypnospace Outlaw. Its really good, hell of a trip
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« Reply #443 on: August 29, 2020, 03:59:44 AM »
I just want to buy Hypnospace but waiting for a 1998 price
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« Reply #444 on: August 29, 2020, 04:07:00 AM »
I just want to buy Hypnospace but waiting for a 1998 price

50 gulden?

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« Reply #445 on: August 29, 2020, 08:33:59 AM »
I just want to buy Hypnospace but waiting for a 1998 price

50 gulden?

In 98 games were 129 gulden on cd and 149/169 on carts.

Nice try.

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« Reply #446 on: August 29, 2020, 08:46:36 AM »
I was trying to go for the indie price. My copy of Banjo Tooie still has the 189 gulden sticker on the box.

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« Reply #447 on: August 29, 2020, 10:53:14 AM »
I was playing The Touryst and liking it overall...there are really good parts but holy shit that last room of the Hawaii temple was infuriating.  :killme

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« Reply #448 on: August 29, 2020, 11:09:50 AM »
I was trying to go for the indie price. My copy of Banjo Tooie still has the 189 gulden sticker on the box.

Crazy price, due to cart size no?

Zelda was 149 iirc

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« Reply #449 on: August 29, 2020, 11:18:58 AM »
All that girth for a blistering fast 10 to 15 fps.

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« Reply #450 on: August 29, 2020, 11:25:17 AM »
I was playing The Touryst and liking it overall...there are really good parts but holy shit that last room of the Hawaii temple was infuriating.  :killme
These fuckers had the audacity to include a dropshadow, as if that helps in any way with the perspective or tiny platforms.

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« Reply #451 on: August 30, 2020, 11:15:41 PM »
Cracked out three 1000s real quick over the weekend. Each of these are at most a few hours to complete (even for 1000)

- Observation

Cool atmospheric adventure. Sphere controls were awful. Used this guide for the collectables + missable achievements. Easy 1000 if you follow the guide for the collectables + missables

- Carrion

I liked the idea behind this, cool game. No map is butt cheeks, but you really only need a map to go back to get the rest of the upgrades (which arent at all required to beat the game). No final boss or anything so just enjoy the ride. Easy 1000 its all story achievements + the 9 upgrades

- The Touryst

Simple clean fun. Was funny reading how people hated the arcade games but I cranked them out real quick. You dont really need a guide for this one, the game is very straight forward. Easy 1000
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« Reply #452 on: August 30, 2020, 11:34:08 PM »
I see Outer Worlds has its expansion out this week. Guessing you gotta pay for it even if the main game is on game pass?

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« Reply #453 on: August 31, 2020, 12:26:41 AM »
Yes DLC requires purchasing
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« Reply #454 on: August 31, 2020, 11:51:11 AM »
Just part of the complete package. six foot six. tan. muscular. great at videogames. good taste.
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« Reply #455 on: August 31, 2020, 12:04:12 PM »
But you don't have to do the arcade games at all to finish the game. What did you have problems with? It was probably the F-Zero one wasn't it
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« Reply #456 on: August 31, 2020, 12:04:55 PM »
So is an boner needed to use GamePass? Or just a PC needed?  Asking for a distinguished mentally-challenged friend.

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« Reply #457 on: August 31, 2020, 12:06:44 PM »
Glad you asked! Game Pass is available on Xbox One and PC! #ad

Be aware that game selection is not 1:1 across both platforms but majority are
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« Reply #458 on: August 31, 2020, 12:50:03 PM »
Arkanoid was easy! I love Arkanoid!
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« Reply #459 on: August 31, 2020, 01:10:21 PM »
That doesn't make sense!
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« Reply #460 on: August 31, 2020, 06:20:09 PM »
Arkanoid owns

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« Reply #461 on: September 01, 2020, 09:24:34 AM »
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« Reply #462 on: September 01, 2020, 10:36:01 AM »
Disgaea 4 and Resi 8? holy hell

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« Reply #463 on: September 01, 2020, 10:44:08 AM »
Destiny 2 includes all expansions up till now, and will include the new Beyond Light when it releases
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« Reply #464 on: September 01, 2020, 12:50:22 PM »
I just want to buy Hypnospace but waiting for a 1998 price

50 gulden?

In 98 games were 129 gulden on cd and 149/169 on carts.

Nice try.

Heh, not all games were that price. Plenty of oldschool pnc adventures at that time were dirt cheap
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« Reply #465 on: September 01, 2020, 12:54:24 PM »
Just part of the complete package. six foot six. tan. muscular. great at videogames. good taste.

This guy is like a real life drdisrespect

I mean who's to say he's not?
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« Reply #466 on: September 01, 2020, 12:55:41 PM »
Disgaea 4 and Resi 8? holy hell

Funny way to find out about Disgaea 4's PC port. :lol :doge

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« Reply #467 on: September 01, 2020, 06:24:15 PM »
CK3 is out.

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« Reply #468 on: September 01, 2020, 08:51:04 PM »
Nice.

Don't have the time or patience for it and doubt playing it for 30 mins I'll get anything out of it, but will download and add to the backlog.


Also I tried that Double Kick Heroes and it seemed pretty lame.
Crossing Souls seemed solid but I read some reviews and it sounds like it gets really really bad towards in the back half so will skip.
Not gonna play Spiritfarer because I played the demo and it looked nice and charming but was kinda slow & boring and I hear it's like 30 hours long.
Undermine seems solid if you're in the mood for another rogue.
Didn't like Xenocrisis much as a Smash TV wannabe.
It Lurks Below is not my thing with the Terreria style gathering/crafting 2d format

I enjoyed the first hour or so of Tell Me Why. Got me to install Life is Strange 2 and start on that.
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« Reply #469 on: September 04, 2020, 01:42:16 AM »
- The Messenger

Pretty neat game, starts out as a Ninja Gaiden then it branches off into this simple version of a Metroidvania (you get hints / can even buy direct hints).

Then I saw that the DLC is actually free - and comes with achievements. So I finished that up too

Pretty easy 1250 aside from one achievement in the DLC that took me a few tries to get
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« Reply #470 on: September 04, 2020, 04:24:03 AM »
RE7

Too scary for me prob but I love trying it out

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« Reply #471 on: September 04, 2020, 08:46:47 AM »
I actually had first real problem with windows game store last night trying to give Crusader Kings a try and it somehow broke my Xbox app and store...wouldn't let me run anything as admin or download anything. the solutions to this I found online were pretty lol (I had to reinstall windows!  :derp) so if anyone ever runs into issue:

Start > Run shell:AppsFolder to get to the dumb hidden app folder
pin Xbox to taskbar
hold shift+ctrl and click to run in admin mode
hit install on gamepass page, but before running first time right click on icon and create desktop shortcut.
right click that to run as admin and should at least bring up the launcher, which worked for me at that point no issues.

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« Reply #472 on: September 04, 2020, 09:18:35 AM »
I actually had first real problem with windows game store last night trying to give Crusader Kings a try and it somehow broke my Xbox app and store...wouldn't let me run anything as admin or download anything. the solutions to this I found online were pretty lol (I had to reinstall windows!  :derp) so if anyone ever runs into issue:

Start > Run shell:AppsFolder to get to the dumb hidden app folder
pin Xbox to taskbar
hold shift+ctrl and click to run in admin mode
hit install on gamepass page, but before running first time right click on icon and create desktop shortcut.
right click that to run as admin and should at least bring up the launcher, which worked for me at that point no issues.
Xbox App is a little sketchy but will forever be a million times better than when GamePass made you use the Windows Store. Every time I wanted to download a game I had to google an error message to let me select another HDD

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« Reply #473 on: September 04, 2020, 09:23:19 AM »
I think they are still linked though, app is just kind of a workaround? when I was looking for a fix a lot of people went the route of forcing through the store but that didn't solve app lockout issue.

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« Reply #474 on: September 04, 2020, 10:30:09 PM »
I actually had first real problem with windows game store last night trying to give Crusader Kings a try and it somehow broke my Xbox app and store...wouldn't let me run anything as admin or download anything. the solutions to this I found online were pretty lol (I had to reinstall windows!  :derp) so if anyone ever runs into issue:

Start > Run shell:AppsFolder to get to the dumb hidden app folder
pin Xbox to taskbar
hold shift+ctrl and click to run in admin mode
hit install on gamepass page, but before running first time right click on icon and create desktop shortcut.
right click that to run as admin and should at least bring up the launcher, which worked for me at that point no issues.

Damn. That's nuts.

My biggest problem is that the d-pad doesn't work right on my DS4 in some games (diagonals don't register making some games unplayable) and some issues with exclusive fullscreen. The d-pad one is pretty bad though. Every time there's a 2d game on the service it's a 50/50 crapshoot on whether it'll even be playable because of it.

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« Reply #475 on: September 07, 2020, 04:35:09 AM »
barely had times for gaming past couple weeks but that hasnt stopped me installing more shit off gamepass lol. Got Halo 1, Resi 7 and Quantum Break still ready to rawk

Hypnospace Outlaw is so good, so many sweet jingles to get stuck in your head

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« Reply #476 on: September 07, 2020, 11:44:57 AM »
Apparently there's some bugs/crashes on Hypnospace Outlaw, hoping for a patch before I play it
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« Reply #477 on: September 07, 2020, 06:17:33 PM »
yeah I found a hard crash on the page "Terry's Worm Log". Thankfully the page isnt essential to progress but yeah... I thought the crash was part of the game at first lol
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« Reply #478 on: September 09, 2020, 09:05:04 AM »
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« Reply #479 on: September 09, 2020, 09:21:51 AM »
guessing that's the lower tier but sure. not a bad get if they are about to be spamming gamepass. assuming it results in a net positive and newer stuff isn't displaced by ancient EA trash.