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« Reply #840 on: February 20, 2021, 09:14:19 PM »

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« Reply #841 on: February 22, 2021, 04:38:30 PM »
I'm finding Mass Effect Andromeda to be a real bore after 15-20 hours. The side quests all suck, the loot sucks, the load times suck. The action is fine.

The lore is good, but the dialog is terrible. There's no option to play a more serious, scientific, rational Ryder. The dialog wheels are just different ways to say the same thing. No renegade options. The characters speak like teenagers, and they're meant to be the best and brightest colonists the Milky Way has to offer? Sheesh. I'd like to blame the MCU for the dumbing down of nerd shit across the board. Everyone needs to be a snappy fucking Iron Man cracking jokes while a planet explodes
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« Reply #842 on: February 22, 2021, 04:41:26 PM »
I'm finding Mass Effect Andromeda to be a real bore after 15-20 hours. The side quests all suck, the loot sucks, the load times suck. The action is fine.

The lore is good, but the dialog is terrible. There's no option to play a more serious, scientific, rational Ryder. The dialog wheels are just different ways to say the same thing. No renegade options. The characters speak like teenagers, and they're meant to be the best and brightest colonists the Milky Way has to offer? Sheesh. I'd like to blame the MCU for the dumbing down of nerd shit across the board. Everyone needs to be a snappy fucking Iron Man cracking jokes while a planet explodes

Yeah, that's about how far I got. Played it for a few hours "hey, this isn't so bad", got about 15 hours in and :zzz
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« Reply #843 on: February 22, 2021, 04:55:29 PM »
Yeah I think I'm gonna go back to RE7 and knock out some challenges/unlocakbles/cheevos in anticipation of VIIIage. Got all the DLC to play as well
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« Reply #844 on: February 22, 2021, 06:15:09 PM »
I'm finding Mass Effect Andromeda to be a real bore after 15-20 hours. The side quests all suck, the loot sucks, the load times suck. The action is fine.

The lore is good, but the dialog is terrible. There's no option to play a more serious, scientific, rational Ryder. The dialog wheels are just different ways to say the same thing. No renegade options. The characters speak like teenagers, and they're meant to be the best and brightest colonists the Milky Way has to offer? Sheesh. I'd like to blame the MCU for the dumbing down of nerd shit across the board. Everyone needs to be a snappy fucking Iron Man cracking jokes while a planet explodes

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« Reply #845 on: February 22, 2021, 07:34:57 PM »
I would try Andromeda except EA Play is still nowhere to be seen on Game Pass PC  :(

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« Reply #846 on: February 25, 2021, 12:09:45 PM »
Downloaded dirt 5 and it's p fucking good  :itagaki

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« Reply #847 on: February 25, 2021, 12:56:21 PM »
the vibe is shitty EA BIG style but Dirt5 has some of the best ice racing I have ever played.

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« Reply #848 on: February 25, 2021, 04:05:26 PM »
I would try Andromeda except EA Play is still nowhere to be seen on Game Pass PC  :(

I wouldnt bother even if it was there. As others have said its much lesser/buggier/crappier/unfinished beta version of these newer open world games like AssCreed. Apparently Bioware bled a lot of talent during the 10's hence Andromeda, Anthem
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« Reply #849 on: February 27, 2021, 12:45:09 AM »
You know, after the PS5 version of Dirt was killed 2 weeks after release when they added vsync which broke the game causing random frame drops to 15-20fps from 60 at spots every race I was ready to check it out on PC at unlocked fps on a 165hz gsync monitor.

Tried it out and...definitely smoother, but even on max everything the PC graphics look...shitty? Dynamic res is off but everything in the distance looks really low res. I feel like the PS5 version looks way better and sharper.

And honestly coming from the Dual Sense it's pretty jarring. Oh well.

I read the latest PS5 patch this week reduced the slowdown drops a lot, though they are still there. Will probably give the PS5 version another spin over the weekend to compare.

Game is an alright arcade racer. It's not great, but it's not bad outside certain event types that control like dogshit. Reminds me of Sega Rally Reboot but not as good.

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« Reply #850 on: March 11, 2021, 01:21:46 PM »
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« Reply #851 on: March 12, 2021, 12:14:33 AM »
Give them a few years and they'll have literally everything that isn't their competitions first party output included.
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« Reply #852 on: March 12, 2021, 12:59:26 AM »
I don't think there's one game I don't have already on there except for the bad MMO stuff.

Cool, but everything Bethesda is pretty old at this point outside Doom Eternal which was already on Game Pass.

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« Reply #853 on: March 12, 2021, 03:33:05 AM »
Yeah really.. And more older games or Xbox classics arent on there either.

But its cool they have these awesome games on gamepass, even if they are old as hell at this point.

Also none of these games have the DLC included.. not even stuff like Death of the Outsider

When for 5€ you could probably get the entire game somewhere

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« Reply #854 on: March 12, 2021, 09:07:23 PM »
Give them a few years and they'll have literally everything that isn't their competitions first party output included.

Power to the players. #gamepass #ad
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« Reply #855 on: March 14, 2021, 04:14:33 PM »
Are Wolfenstein and Dishonored 2 worth checking out? I liked Dishonored 1 plenty and am in the mood for an FPS

Which Wolfenstein is good?
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« Reply #856 on: March 14, 2021, 04:16:16 PM »
Give them a few years and they'll have literally everything that isn't their competitions first party output included.

Power to the players. #gamepass #ad

I fully washed my ass with this stuff this morning. Not joking. #powertothegamers

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« Reply #857 on: March 14, 2021, 04:24:56 PM »
Are Wolfenstein and Dishonored 2 worth checking out? I liked Dishonored 1 plenty and am in the mood for an FPS

Which Wolfenstein is good?

Dishonored 2 is a fantastic game.

I think Wolfenstein Youngblood is the only bad one. Any of the other 3 modern Wolfenstein games should be good. Personally thought both the writing and combat in New Colossus was way weaker. New Order was my favourite of the new ones.

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« Reply #858 on: March 14, 2021, 05:31:42 PM »
The first and second wolfenstein are great, dishonered 2 is cool too

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« Reply #859 on: March 14, 2021, 05:52:46 PM »
Rumor is Outriders is coming to GamePass

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« Reply #860 on: March 14, 2021, 06:54:02 PM »
Wolfenstein: The New Order is a well paced action romp that's a great entry to the series.

Wolfenstein: Old Blood has a focus on action and stealth. Stealth doesn't work as well as the action. Still worth playing if you like the The New Order.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has more emphasis on the story and hub segments between the missions. It starts slower but if you like more story driven games you'll dig it.
Like Hardcoreretro I liked The New Order more.

Wolfenstein: Young Blood is garbage. It has all the worst looter shooter elements without being a real looter shooter. It's a very weird game that's a chore to play.
Hell, I prefer both Perfect Dark Zero and Duke Nukem Forever to this game.   :doge
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« Reply #861 on: March 14, 2021, 08:55:24 PM »
I really liked New Order, thought New Colossus dragged and was kinda meh. Old Blood sucked and wasn’t fun.

I actually liked Youngblood even if it was really dumb. Liked the loop. I didn’t mess with multi, played with a bot.

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« Reply #863 on: March 14, 2021, 09:12:48 PM »
Somewhat - Ultimate is XBL Gold + GP
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« Reply #864 on: March 14, 2021, 09:16:08 PM »
Dishonored 2 has some of the fucking craziest levels I have ever seen.

Wolfenstein New Colossus is awesome. How is Old Blood? Wonder if it's got any sexy perf boosts for the Series X, I doubt it.

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« Reply #865 on: March 15, 2021, 01:59:53 AM »
Somewhat - Ultimate is XBL Gold + GP

Thanks!

Is there a way to get Ultimate Game Pass at lower than US$15/month?

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« Reply #866 on: March 15, 2021, 10:34:44 AM »
Not particularly - sometimes there is a sale on cards but you have to keep an eye out (ie. Wario64 twitter)

You could also do the 2 year trick where you pay for 2 years of XBL Gold, then do the $1 promotion which converts all your XBL Gold to GPU at a 1:1 conversion so you get 2 years of GPU for ~$120
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« Reply #868 on: March 15, 2021, 11:38:14 AM »
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« Reply #870 on: March 15, 2021, 02:08:25 PM »
Cool, I've been wanting to play Undertale
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« Reply #871 on: March 16, 2021, 11:35:06 AM »


Switch loses another exclusive...
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« Reply #872 on: March 16, 2021, 12:53:51 PM »
I wish Squadrons was on PC, since its so VR centric.

Good lineup tho.

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« Reply #873 on: March 16, 2021, 01:08:13 PM »
Now that's a lot better month than Feb

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« Reply #874 on: March 16, 2021, 03:27:17 PM »
btw, I'm pretty excited to see what a PC port-up can do for Y6 (for when I get to it in 5 years...).

I hear Empire of the Sun is very good. I finally tried Desperados 3 the other day and yeah that's a cool game.

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« Reply #875 on: March 16, 2021, 03:34:10 PM »
I loaded Desperados 3 but keep forgetting to try it.  :lol

Psyched about Empire of Sin.

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« Reply #876 on: March 16, 2021, 03:38:44 PM »
Octopath being on console is a new thing :o
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« Reply #877 on: March 17, 2021, 12:21:35 AM »
btw, I'm pretty excited to see what a PC port-up can do for Y6 (for when I get to it in 5 years...).

I hear Empire of the Sun is very good. I finally tried Desperados 3 the other day and yeah that's a cool game.

empire of the sun?

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« Reply #878 on: March 17, 2021, 01:00:13 AM »
i will be playing narita boy

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« Reply #879 on: March 17, 2021, 01:28:15 AM »
btw, I'm pretty excited to see what a PC port-up can do for Y6 (for when I get to it in 5 years...).

I hear Empire of the Sun is very good. I finally tried Desperados 3 the other day and yeah that's a cool game.

empire of the sun?

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Haha, yeah typo there.

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« Reply #880 on: March 17, 2021, 01:28:48 AM »
i will be playing narita boy

That game looks like it will either be cool or obnoxiously hipster and bad like YIIK


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« Reply #882 on: March 17, 2021, 12:51:00 PM »
So we do get Sqadrons, but need to play it on the EA thing? I kept seeing this Gamepass ad on Twitch, mentioning EA games on PC, and i was like "WTF are you talking about?" That'd explain it.

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« Reply #883 on: March 17, 2021, 01:10:24 PM »
all the ea trash is mixed in with the other stuff on xbox, i can't see it being any different on pc but stupid shit happens so :trumps

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« Reply #884 on: March 18, 2021, 02:11:15 PM »
EA games that you don't have to pay money for :rejoice
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« Reply #885 on: March 18, 2021, 02:27:43 PM »
I just wanna play that Fallen Order for freee

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« Reply #886 on: March 18, 2021, 03:21:21 PM »
Ok, got EA Play working. Had to make a new EA account because my Origin/EA account is somehow linked to another Xbox account? Idk.


Looking through the list, should I even try Anthem for the single player?

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« Reply #887 on: March 18, 2021, 08:31:10 PM »
Ok, got EA Play working. Had to make a new EA account because my Origin/EA account is somehow linked to another Xbox account? Idk.


Looking through the list, should I even try Anthem for the single player?
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« Reply #888 on: March 19, 2021, 03:53:24 AM »
Ok, got EA Play working. Had to make a new EA account because my Origin/EA account is somehow linked to another Xbox account? Idk.


Looking through the list, should I even try Anthem for the single player?

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« Reply #889 on: March 20, 2021, 03:18:28 AM »
Guess I'll try out Prey now with all these enhancements.

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« Reply #890 on: March 21, 2021, 04:09:42 PM »
Undertale is so good
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« Reply #891 on: March 23, 2021, 08:37:07 PM »
Got all cheevs in Undertale without beating the game lol (I'm up to final boss).

Incredible shit though, like the xbox 'exclusive content' and achievements actually take the piss out of xbox achievement whores. Its brilliant. Great game, I laughed, I cried, I thought.

Started Wolfenstein the New Order. Seems pretty sweet, shit the game does right:
- Super fast and smooth action, very little loadtimes
- Im playing on hardest difficulty (Uber) which is challenging but pretty fair so far.
- Game rewards getting into the fray and kicking ass quickly rather than hiding behind shit and regen health (ie. CoD on Veteran)
- Collectibles are shown on the map: every game should do this. Amazing
- Easy achievements, no bullshit dead multiplayer GaaS or DLC

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« Reply #892 on: March 23, 2021, 10:32:45 PM »
Undertale had the best achievements other than Nier Automata where you could just buy them from the in-game store.
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« Reply #893 on: March 24, 2021, 12:18:55 AM »
Undertale had the best achievements other than Nier Automata where you could just buy them from the in-game store.

The games are philosophically pretty similar too.
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« Reply #894 on: April 02, 2021, 04:24:36 AM »
Signed up for Star Wars Squadrons again on PC

Might as well  8)

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« Reply #897 on: April 02, 2021, 11:20:08 AM »
Outriders and MLB The Show for free

Thanks Xbox
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« Reply #898 on: April 02, 2021, 11:47:27 AM »
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madden and football manager and the star war have been on there for ages wtf?

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« Reply #899 on: April 02, 2021, 01:09:43 PM »
Anyone tried Outriders yet?