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Gamer83

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#2

Gamer83 commented on Review: Batman: Arkham Knight (Xbox One):

Bought it for PS4 and as I expected it's a great game. The only thing that disappointments me, and it's been pointed out in nearly every review, is the overuse of the Batmobile. I'll admit I'm one of those who wanted it and if Rocksteady had taken a less is more approach, it could've worked out. A cool chase through the city here, maybe a puzzle and one tank battle and it would've been good. Instead, Rocksteady went the other way with it and the vehicle broke the flow of the game.

@DRL
As always, a great read.

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#4

Gamer83 commented on Don't Worry! All The Halo 5 Guardians Preorder...:

As somebody who pre-orders a fair amount, I'm actually not opposed to those who front money for the game beforehand and show faith in the developer, getting some nice bonuses. That's said, this is also cool as well. I actually like a lot about what I've reading in regards to Halo 5. It seems 343 knows it messed up a little bit with MCC and is going the extra mile to make amends.

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#7

Gamer83 commented on Project CARS 2 Announced for Xbox One:

They're still promising support for the current game, but I'm highly interested to see how good it will be. Will it be as great as the support has been for Forza Horizon 2 post-launch? Before I wouldn't have thought about it. I think it's a legit question now.

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#8

Gamer83 commented on Looks Like That ZombiU Xbox One Port Rumour Wa...:

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi
I actually think the Gamepad is a pretty cool controller. What's nice about it is, you don't have to use it as a quirky gimmick if you don't want to. The problem with the Wii U, I think is perfectly summed up in your description of Mario Kart. It's Mario Kart. There's nothing wrong with that, but for all the nonsense I see Nintendo fans spew about how MS and Sony don't change the formula with its franchises like Halo, Gears, Uncharted or God of War, I really don't see Nintendo changing the formula much with its games. Ok, I can drive upside down now, whoopie freaking doo, it's basically Mario Kart 7. Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Super Mario 3D World. Both great games, but again there is a basic formula that isn't exactly innovative. I was legit sad when I played Mario Kart 8 and just couldn't get into at all but that was when I realized I've just moved past Nintendo games and with the absolute refusal to work with third parties to bring games like GTA or Batman Arkham Knight, Fallout 4, Dishonored 2, Doom, etc, it was really just time to move on.
I hope the NX fixes some of the issues but I have zero faith in Iwata, Fils-Aime and even Miyamoto. Some new, younger blood is needed at the top to compliment these old school guys.

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#10

Gamer83 commented on Review: Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition (Xbox ...:

@mindtwang Great review. I never completed the original release back in 2008 so decided to get this version. I think while it does have its issues, I prefer this style DMC to the one Ninja Theory did, although both are great. I'm also pleased with alk the content for just $25. Wish there had been a disc copy to buy but other than that no complaints.

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#12

Gamer83 commented on Looks Like That ZombiU Xbox One Port Rumour Wa...:

@Utena-mobile
RE Revelations 2, REmake, The Evil Within, Alien Isolation. And while not 'horror' if you're looking for a good zombie game, both Dead Rising 3 and Dying Light dump on this game.

The the team that made ZombiU made the Red Steel games. While RS 1 was passable at best, RS 2 was great. They should be focusing on making RS 3, not porting over a game designed for Wii U to a console that already has some much, much better games in the same genre.

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#13

Gamer83 commented on Weekly Wrap: Absolute Monster E3 2015 Edition:

Crazy week. But lots of good stuff. I was pleased that Gears 4 looks to be coming along very nicely. I always worry when a game switches studios but they didn't screw it up. With one of the co-creators leading the project, I should've known it wouldn't turn out bad.

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#16

Gamer83 commented on Poll: Which Xbox One Exclusives From E3 2015 W...:

Definite purchases:
Halo 5, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War 4

Maybes:
Forza 6, Rare Replay, Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Recore

The rest aren't for me, but solid lineup overall, a good number of exclusives worth looking forward to.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on Don't Hold Your Breath For Street Fighter V on...:

I hate these kind of deals. Just like I prefer to play Tomb Raider on PlayStation, I'd rather play SF V on the Xbox One because most of my friends who play SF are Xbox gamers. It is what it is I guess, and this is why I could never own just one console.

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#25

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: How Can Microsoft Ensure Its E3...:

@Koochi

I'm really interested in what DX12 may or may not do for X1 but like you I'm also a tech guy. If it will actually have a great effect on X1, that's awesome and it should be hyped but if it's not really going to do much, don't bother, hype up Gears of War 4 or Crackdown instead.

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#26

Gamer83 commented on Oculus Rift to Come With Xbox One Controller, ...:

Not in love with the whole VR push if I'm honest. But it doesn't seem like MS is going in as deep as Sony so there won't be any potential of dividing up the userbase, that's what concerns me most about Project Morpheus.

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#27

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: How Can Microsoft Ensure Its E3...:

MS' show at last year's E3 was its best since 2006. To equal that just stick to the same format... Games, games, games. Let other companies worry about the tv and vr nonsense, stuff I did not pay $400 for my console for. Xbox One is on the right track over the last couple years, hopefully MS keeps it that way. One thing I would like to see is the return of Xbox Live Arcade starting with a Summer of Arcade promotion. Not likely, but I thought that was something that helped separate Xbox 360 from the pack, last generation.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Former Wii U Exclusive ZombiU Currentl...:

@Rezalack
Glad you liked it, that's not sarcasm. I gave the game a try when I had the Wii U, couldn't get into it at all and was disappointed because I believe it was made by the same team that made Red Steel. And I liked both those games despite mixed reviews. ZombiU just bored me out of my mind. Samething happened with Outlast, I heard it was great, gave it a try and it just didn't click with me. I don't need a ridiculous shooting-fest like Resident Evil 5 and 6 turned that series into but I do need a bit more action and a bit more combat. Outlast was particularly boring to me because you can't fight back.

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#29

Gamer83 commented on The Order: 1886 Developer Ready at Dawn Lookin...:

The Order isn't a bad game, it just isn't good. I'd say average or slightly above, at best. But yes, Ready at Dawn did make some great PSP games, particularly God of War, so it'll be interesting to see what the future holds.

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#35

Gamer83 commented on Microsoft's Black Tusk Studios Rebrands as The...:

@KelticDevil
I'd have to see what's in the box as well. If they add some really, really good story content, maybe new cutscenes, upgrade the graphics tremendously, and just give a really good overall package, I might buy it. But I'm definitely not big on supporting these remasters, especially of popular series. Sleeping Dogs, DmC, Darksiders II, I can get behind these, because I want sequels to those games but the developers and more importantly, publishers, need to see there is a market for those franchises. However, a Gears remaster? Uncharted? Just give us the next entry already.

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#37

Gamer83 commented on Forza Horizon 2 Porsche Expansion Accidentally...:

@jongred

I am a member of the PureXbox Club. I still play the game quite a bit, but due to my work schedule I don't really have time to sit down and plan when I'm going to play games so it's kind of just random if you see me on there. But if we're ever on at the same time, send me an invite. NYYanks3621 is my XBL name.

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#40

Gamer83 commented on Microsoft's Black Tusk Studios Rebrands as The...:

@Rezalack

Well, I'm not saying they shouldn't enjoy the remasters. If somebody's never played the games or if they played them and loved them and want to experience them again, great. My problem is really the hypocrisy, especially from the PlayStation side. I see nonstop criticism of Nintendo for stuff like making Wind Waker HD, yet the very same people turn around and eat up The Last of Us Remastered or Uncharted or Tomb Raider, Saints Row, Sleeping Dogs... the ridiculously long list goes on. I also saw these people kill MS last gen, and this one, for Kinect and TV. Yet Project Morpheus and Powers are the greatest things of all-time. So stupid. And if you dare point this out you have some a-hole telling you why you're the jerk. But it is what it is and talking about how hypocritical and toxic the PS fanbase has become really doesn't do any good.

To get back on topic, if there's any Xbox One owners who this is their first time owning an Xbox or if like you they just miss the old Gears games and want to play them again, I hope they enjoy whatever remaster comes along. I'm just much more excited by the prospect of playing Halo 5 and Rise of the Tomb Raider, and maybe a cool new IP that might come along. It's not likely but I hope maybe Scalebound could see a 2015 release. It's about finding a balance between remasters and new stuff. MS is doing this very nicely in an industry where it's increasingly hard to make money and, no matter how much I hate it, companies have to do some of this remastering stuff. Other companies are not striking a good balance.

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#41

Gamer83 commented on The Division DLC First on Xbox and Quantum Bre...:

I want Quantum Break more than anyother game. Spring seems too good to be true though. Especially if Naughty Dog finally gets its act together and gets Uncharted 4 out. Most would be more interested in Uncharted and it would be ill advised to go head-to-head with it.

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#42

Gamer83 commented on Microsoft's Black Tusk Studios Rebrands as The...:

I'm just going to say it. I don't like remasters. I get why they exist but no generation before this one has ever been so front loaded with them and it's really reached a point where it's just absurd, especially some of the games that are getting them. I didn't buy a PS4 or an Xbox One to play old games. The good news is, unlike PS4, the Xbox One actually has exclusives this year worth looking forward to with Halo 5, Forza 6 and hopefully Rise of the Tomb Raider. There may also be something we don't know about announced at E3. The big PS4 release on the other hand is 3 'remastered' PS3 games. They might as well have called that console PS3.5, that's what it is at this point.

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#45

Gamer83 commented on Forza Horizon 2 Porsche Expansion Accidentally...:

@jongred
Yeah, this game was the main reason I got my Xbox One last August rather than waiting until this fall and getting it with Halo 5. I had a feeling it would be worth it but it surpassed even my very high expectations. When it's time for the third game there will be a lot to live up to. I'm not sure how PlayGround Games can top FH 2. And the post-release support has been excellent too. DLC is reasonably priced and the Storm Island expansion was pretty substantial. Looking forward to seeing what the Porsche expansion brings.

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#48

Gamer83 commented on Watch Lara Croft Brace the Cold in New Rise of...:

@KelticDevil
Yeah, PGR and Kameo are more darkhorse picks. Personally I really liked Kameo so I'd love to see it return but it probably won't and it's totally understandable as to why. PGR is still probably my favorite racing series of all time but Forza Horizon is definitely catching up (FH 2 is my favorite game on current-gen consoles) so if that's the tradeoff, can't complain. Perfect Dark Zero was a massive blown opportunity but I think there is enough in that universe to try again. I think a third-person action game along the lines of something like Deus EX would be extremely interesting.

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#50

Gamer83 commented on Watch Lara Croft Brace the Cold in New Rise of...:

@KelticDevil
MS has always partnered with third parties pretty well, whether it's exclusive games or exclusive content for games, so I'm not overly interested by those. What interests me is word has been this will be the most first-party focused MS show in a long time. I'm hoping for more Crackdown news and a return of dormant franchises.