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Balta666

I finished fable 3 the other day and enjoyed it quite a bit although many of its UI chances are rather strange and hard to adapt (no minimap, no health bar, no direct menu, etc). I found the story much better than the previous entry apart from the "last year" that was very messy.

Now that I played all 3 main games I would rank them as 1 (anniversary) - 3 - 2 from best to worst (I know this is not the consensus at all)

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K1LLEGAL

@LtSarge thanks! The problem with me is that I probably would have paid for these games had they not been on Gamepass (well before gamepass was a thing I would have) and then I might have regretted it. Again they aren’t bad games but you’re looking at like £16-£22 for these games at full price which is a bit much in my opinion.

Raji is definitely a well made game and I actually enjoyed the platforming and environments but yea just the combat was the big negative for me.

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LtSarge

Just finished Persona 5 Royal on PS4 after 146 hours of playtime over the past 1.5 years and got my Platinum trophy #37. Another testament of why I absolutely adore this franchise and why it's my favourite series of all time. There are just not that many games like this and that's what makes them special to me.

So I had already played the original Persona 5 before this version and I thought that one was very good, but Atlus truly upped their game with Royal. It isn't just an enhanced edition with extra post-game content. There are hundreds upon hundreds of changes that have been made throughout the base game, which has made for a more enjoyable experience. Changes to the RPG mechanics, there are more confidants to hang out with, more places to visit and so on. It truly feels like the developer revised the entire game and added tons of new stuff that makes it worth playing through again. I also managed to finish this game on Normal difficulty thanks to these changes, which I struggled with in the original P5. On a side note, this is the first time I've finished a Persona game on Normal since I wasn't good with JRPGs when I started with Persona 4 Golden five years ago. Really proud that I've been finishing more JRPGs on Normal now (also finished Trails of Cold Steel IV earlier this summer on Normal).

However, as I've said in the past, I prefer Persona 4 Golden over Persona 5, even the Royal version. That's because the underlying issues I had with P5, e.g. not that many likeable teammates with good dynamics with each other and the darker theme of the game in general, are still there. I vastly prefer the P4 cast over the P5 one. Another thing that I was hoping they would improve with the Royal version was the inclusion of more events with your friends. P4G had so many great, fun and memorable events while P5R barely got any new ones and the existing ones were always cut short by the main story.

It honestly feels like the developer forgot what made P4G so special, which to me were the normal and relaxing moments you had with your friends. I feel like they were trying to streamline P5R to make it more cinematic and appealing to the mainstream audience, which was apparent in the newly added third semester. Won't spoil anything about it, but I didn't feel as fulfiled by it as I had hoped I would be. Like my idea of a quintessential Persona game is one where you separate your role as a Persona-user and your role as a high school student. I don't want to see both of them getting mixed together, which they were constantly in P5R.

At the very least, they made one significant change in the Royal version that I wished for and for that, I'm so grateful to the developer.

All in all, even though I went for a bit of a rant towards the end (but that just shows how passionate I am about this series I guess since I love it so much), Persona 5 Royal is one of the best games ever made and an absolute must-play JRPG. I truly hope that one of these days, it will get added to Xbox so that more people can experience this phenomenal game.

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LtSarge

K1LLEGAL

@LtSarge Congrats on a beast of a completion. I really want to play Persona and Trails series but haven’t found the time to get into either yet. I have a Vita with an overpriced physical of the first Trails of Cold Steel as well as a digital Persona 4 but yea… need a couple hundred hours for them. My Series X just gets more playtime so if they ever came to Xbox I may find more time to play them (wierd I know, but i’m just usually browsing Xbox).

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K1LLEGAL

I just completed Last Stop today. I actually really enjoyed it, more than recent Raji and Onno. Its telltale-lite but the story was just interesting. Especially as it was mainly in London. Would recommend checking it out while it is on Gamepass. Its 19 chapters plus a prologue, split over 3 storylines, that all link in some way. It’s not going to blow anyones mind and it has a few graphical glitches but was fun to play through. Xbox timer says 7hrs 1minute for me with the full 1000 gamerscore.

I should add that it’s not very involved and your choices don’t really matter too much outside of achievements (until the very end). It’s more an interactive movie.

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LtSarge

@K1LLEGAL Thanks mate! Yeah I'm actually shocked at how long P5R is. I think this has to be the longest game I've ever played in terms of pure story mode. Persona 4 Golden wasn't that long at all, I think it took me around 90 hours to complete it. But yeah, that's still a long time. However, you're in a very good position that you own a Vita as well as games like Persona and Trails on there because I found it easier to play those games on a handheld system. Like right before I go to sleep, I can lay down in my bed and play a game for a couple of hours every night. It just feels more relaxing rather than having to sit in front of my TV and play P5R.

Do know that games like Persona and Trails are perfect games to play whenever you feel down or just stressed out because of life. So it could be a good idea to save them for such a time if you're not in any rush to play them.

Regarding Last Stop, I really need to get around to playing through that game. I played it for about 20-30 minutes and thought it was interesting but sadly I haven't been in a "Telltale" mood lately ever since having finished two Telltale games in a row. But I really should play it now that there aren't many games coming out on Game Pass and Psychonauts 2 is coming out in just 10 days so I should play some games before then. Glad to hear that you enjoyed Last Stop though!

LtSarge

K1LLEGAL

@LtSarge I know I really should start Trails on my Vita, or Persona 4. But so far I have only ever used the Vita for smaller games. Something is putting me off playing a big game on it and I don’t know what it is. Would feel much more comfortable playing on Switch. I get what you mean about handhelds in bed though I used to plan to spend 10-15mins or so on my 3DS back in the day when I got into bed and it quickly turned into hours.

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Krzzystuff

Just finished Halo 2 and started 3. Gotta say i enjoyed 2 more than CE. Both were good but 2 took it the story to another level and the anniversary edition cutscenes made it movie like. Trying to get ready for infinite so i want to get through all the campaigns before then and hopefully through both Halo Wars as well.

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Nerdfather1

I just beat Far Cry 3 (Classic Edition) on my Series X. It's the first time I've played the game, and it was an absolute blast. In fact, I think I might consider it a masterpiece. I'm now focusing my time on Hades!

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LtSarge

@Nerdfather1 Far Cry 3 was absolutely amazing and so much fun. I played through it earlier this year after having finished Far Cry Instincts Predator and Far Cry 2 and I came to appreciate FC3 so much more because I had played the previous games. It's easy to forget how much the third game pushed the series forward in terms of story, open world and the fun factor. Definitely looking forward to playing through the rest of the series eventually!

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Shigurui

Not sure I beat the game as there's still a lot to do but I just got my first clear run in Hades. Took me exactly 50 attempts. I've no idea if that's good or bad but I'll take it!

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Jabrail222

Of course, it's hard to call it a loss. But the last game I played. It was Windbound. It's a little difficult for me. And I can't get through it one more time. I've been looking at reviews on the game site here - https://cost.games/games/windbound/ . But I didn't think it would be that hard for me.

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Jabrail222

K1LLEGAL

Just got the 1000gs on Skatebird. Yeah.

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BrilliantBill

I am one of the people who jumped on the train very late and started playing Gears game this August (I had played 4 and 5 before when I bought my Xbox as I was looking for graphically good-looking demo games, but I replayed them). So here is my take in the order of release of the games. Warning for spoilers if you haven't played the games.

Gears of War :UE
This one is a complex mix for me. It is definitely a classic and the one who started it all. But I have to admit the horror and tactical aspects were a bit too in the foreground. It is still a very cool, enjoyable and fun game. The establishment of locust as the bad guys is done very well and gameplay is fantastic. Special mention of the soundtrack which I think is perhaps the series's best and a timeless masterpiece. The remastered game looks a bit weird as while the brightness of it doesn't annoy me. I feel like it looks wrong for other reasons. For example how the character faces look to smooth and nice and clean. or how Anya looks different from both her Gear 2 and Gears 3 faces for some reason.
Rating: 8.5

Gears of War 2
This game is probably my favourite of all time in the franchise. In my opinion it is the peak Gears experience and the reference for how it should be done. It has just the right amount of everything. It still looks very beautiful today and the art design is impeccable (specially as you get closer to Nexus). The music is bombastic and beautiful and the gameplay is as enjoyable as possible. Also Skorge and the Riftworm (both the idea of it and the mission inside it) were incredibly cool. Dom and Maria's moment is a big emotional highlight. Gradually realising the plot of the lambent and realising why locust are so desparate was also a cool reveal. I also prefer the face and model of Locust queen in this game to her look later in Gears 3, but it is a minor thing.
Rating: 9.5

Gears of War 3
This one felt a bit hard to judge and summarise for me. I think it is the first time the franchise tried to shake things up and the different color tone and pallette and art design shows. The other problem is that off the back of 2 it is hard to go bigger, better,more badass. However Gears 3 still manages to bring lots of positive things. The new lambent enemies are cool and different. Jace and Sam are great and the mission in the Ash city was visually very striking and memorable. Dom's moment in this game is unforgettable and the conclusion of the franchise is big, fitting and satisfying. Same as how Gears 2 was the perfect sequel. This game is a perfect wrap-up to the trilogy.
Rating: 9.5

Gears of War: Judgement
This one was particularly exciting for me due to the changes it made. The whole court thing changes up the story telling of the game. The gameplay is also more streamlined and I think less cover-shooter-y or at least that's how I felt. I was mostly surprised by how fun and good the game was. The final boss was a letdown for me however. The aftermath section was also a good idea. It gave a sort of "Crysis:Warhead" style story of seeing what was going in parallel to Gears 3. I don't have anything very negative to say about it. The fate of Sofia Hendrick is something the franchise needs to address in some form.
Rating: 7.5

Gears 4
This one is a tough one for me. It is overall a great game and it does a decent job of setting up the new Gears world ( all the new things like DeeBees, Outsiders,Windflares,...). The return of Marcus is a treasure and his interactions with the younger generation are always witty and funny. He is still carrying the franchise. But sadly JD and the rest fall too deeply into the Uncharted games territory for my taste.
The gameplay is great (generally all games in the franchise have great gameplay) but enemy variety is not very good and the game is obsessed with Juvies too much. Graphics look very good. The environments could have been better (the rainy at night castle/museum section goes on for a bit too long. Even though it is very beautiful). The campaign ending is also very very abrupt in a way. So the whole game feels a bit like a teaser for what's next rather than something standing on its ow
Rating: 7.5

Gears 5
This is probably the most divisive one on the list. It has amazing graphics. A wide variety of environments. The enemy variety felt better. Its plot is also bigger and more daring. The campaign nicely builds up towards its ending. Open world spaces are big enough to feel open world but not so big that the game isn't Gears anymore. There are things in the game that could have been much better however. Completely missing JD for a large part of the game is a missed opportunity. Kait's character needs a richer and more layered approach beyond what she is now. And once again the game's ending is on a huge cliffhanger and uneven.In older Gears games the ending felt semi-conclusive yet open enough as you know this battle is won but the war continues. Sadly, Gears 5 pulls off a Halo 2 style "We gotta finish this fight" which hurts the game a bit.
Rating: 8.5

Gears 5 : Hivebusters
This DLC was a positive surprise for me as I really liked its environment,gameplay, generall vibe and also the boss fight with Wakatu. It feels very "back to basics" after some of the more experimental bits in Gears 5. But the problem with it was how it heavily pushed the arguments and disagreements between Keegan and Mac and then at the same time pushed for these people to bond as a team. I also don't get it but did it end in a cliffhanger? They put on the masks and they were taken by snatchers but well probably they just do "Escape" and then rinse and repeat. However it again felt a bit abrupt in its ending.
Rating: 8.5

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JohannVanDerSmut

Horde in gears 3 is the peak of the mode, and beast was great with friends at the end of an evening

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Widey85

@ZeD Agreed - the last few bits actually made me feel invested in the story, which until then I'd pretty much ignored.

Loved the jamming bits and the riffs that play as you're just walking along are pretty cool (as was the reaction of everything around you - a really pretty game too) - and it was forgiving if you messed up which really helped

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Royalblues

I finally got all the achievements of the game called Nights Into Dreams, which released for the Xbox 360. I was working on that on and off for like a year.

Beat the first two Blaster Master Zero games, and now working on the third. If you want a game to relax to, I will suggest Rain On Your Parade. Through the power of XCloud, I was able to finish the game while at work. The main campaign anyway. I'm still working on NG+.

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Shigurui

Finally got 1000GS on Hades. Pretty grindy with some horrible RNG at times but mostly enjoyable.

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