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Discussion in 'Games/Electronics' started by TMC, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Chum

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    Awesome breakdown TMC!
     
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    $9.99, good ol 2012 technology.
     
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    I cannot see myself ever buying a $50 game again. Maybe a PS 4 when the used price is right. I bought my PS 3 2 years ago for like $90 with 8 very good games.
     
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    Games nowadays are on sale quickly, some of them in a few months. You probably will be able to get it by Christmas for $30, even cheaper if you can wait longer.

    I only buy AAA games that I'm interested in at full price, and that means a couple or three per year, more or less. Most of my games I buy them dirt cheap on sales.
     
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    Speaking of prices. The Last of us is $14.99, but there are 141 different add-ons to purchase. Should I get any of those? If they are good I want to get them, if it is just cosmetic then nah.
     
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    Are we talking about TLoU part I, right? The original game?

    In that case, the remastered version, the one on PS4, comes with everything included. At least the one that's on sale physically. If you buy digital, there's a ton of add-ons for the multiplayer, but I wouldn't waste any money on them. You won't need them to enjoy the single-player game, and I don't know if the multiplayer still works. I guess so, but I don't know.

    There was, tho, a DLC that expanded a little bit the story of one of the characters, called "Left Behind". It's included in the remastered disc, I'm not sure if the digital game comes with it or not. And I'm not sure if the original game on PS3 has it included either.

    It's not a must-have, you can understand and enjoy the full game without, but, as I said, it expands the background of an important character, and some things in TLoU II make a little bit more sense. In any case, it's not a deal-breaker. Just a curiosity that helps a little bit. And, as an add-on, it's an intense one, well-done, but not too long.

    Other than that DLC, and only if you want to have all the story, I wouldn't bother with anything else.
     
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    $14.99 for the remastered version. I won't buy the add-ons.
     
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    I'm about to move Ghost of Tsushima into the top 10. Probably Bloodborne is the one out (due to me being a talentless gamer and the game being too difficult). But Ghost of T. is growing on me. Combat is really something and the landscapes and portrait of Japanese culture are mostly great.

    The haikus you compose are not that great, tho...

    Anyways, it's not a borderline top 10 game of this generation, which means it's pretty great!
     
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    Ok, Ghost of Tsushima finished. Good game, very entertaining, great combat, but mission design is mostly lacking (except on several main story missions, that are simply great, and some companion and "legends" missions also well done). It's also beautiful, and the photo mode is among the best, if no the best, in this generation. Has the backbone of a truly great game, but it ends up lacking because of this poorly-developed content and how the game sells the chance to play it the way you want, to suddenly force you to play it in a completely different way (some will not notice any difference, pending on his preferred style).

    Definitely a very good game, well worth it. Definitely out of the top 10.
     
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    I am really enjoying The Last of us, thanks again for the tip!
     
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    It was an amazing game back in the day and TLoU II is among the best entertainment products ever made. That means, not only among games.
     
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    TLoU II is only on ps 4 huh?
     
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    Just curious, when you guys play these type of games, do you play the whole game on easy, then medium then hard?
     
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    The only game I don't play on the hardest mode is Cuphead.
     
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    Yep. Only on PS4 (will upgrade to PS5 as well).
     
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    I'm not as good as Chum (lack of time and... well, dexterity, I guess...), so I usually play on normal/medium, and at times I've got to put them on easy in order to advance some tough encounters.
     
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    The Uncharted series is Playstation only as well. Playing Uncharted is like being in a movie.
     
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    Games are just for fun. I find hard mode fun, but no worries if you don't. I'm only moderately twitchy. I'll often get my ass handed to me playing MK11 online... btw MK11 and Injustice 2 take fighting games to another level. The gore and violence in MK11 is so over the top it must be seen to be believed.
     
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    Not sure if you guys care much for superhero games, but I gotta say I was pretty impressed by DC’s Fan Dome event. On top of their movie trailers, they unveiled some great looking video games coming out in “Gotham Knights” and “Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League” that will debut on the next generation systems. I was enjoyed their Batman Arkham Asylum series very much so I’m excited to see these next two in action. DC video games are not your regular superhero games.
     
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    I usually don't care much for the superhero genre, but Spider-man on PS4 is a great game. I played the Batman Arkham Knight game and, while not as good as Spidey, it was a good game, too.

    It's not my preferred genre, but I'll give them a look. Particularly the Suicide Squad one, I'm not impressed with what we've seen of Gotham Knights.

    Nor with the upcoming Avengers game...
     

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