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Topic: Pure Xbox Game Club - Hi-Fi Rush (Feb)

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R1spam

I played about 15ish hrs of AC odyssey before and didn't really vibe with it. I might try immortals out but I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of the ubisoft open world. I did love botw though so perhaps it might surprise me. I'm really digging cyberpunk 2077 just now and not sure I've got space for another big open world. Enjoy folks, interested to hear people's thoughts and curious what folk make of the writing. The narration style actually seems pretty interesting from some clips I've seen

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LtSarge

I've been playing Immortals for 17 hours now (yes I started playing it before this month) and it's such a great game. While the combat does get repetitive and the enemy variety is not that good, the exploration, puzzle-solving and story are excellent. However, the game does feel more like Assassin's Creed than Breath of the Wild due to how much story there is. For me I don't get the feeling that I can go wherever I want because so much is connected to the main quests that I feel like I'd rather just do the quests in order. The world is smaller than the one in BotW though and it's much more condensed with things to do. The rewards for solving the puzzles in the world can be disappointing sometimes though as they tend to be mostly cosmetic items.

Anyway, I'm right now in the second "main" area of the island so I feel like I've still got quite a ways to go. I'm also interested in getting one of the three DLCs. Two of them seem pretty bad, as one is like playing a top-down fighting game and the other is just about doing a bunch of trials. The third seems promising though since it offers a new open world to explore set in Chinese mythology, so I definitely want to get that whenever it goes on sale.

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Lavalera

@LtSarge yeah I agree it feels more like ac, but that's also because it's the same team that made ac odyssey and that's visible in the art style and certain gameplay mechanics like the climbing as well.

The dlc weren't that great indeed, I had the ultimate edition at launch and after trying all 3 dlc I was utterly disappointed by them they were in no shape of form anywhere near the quality of the base game. So imo just stay away from them.

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Balta666

I have played an hour or so and I am enjoying it but as I am never much inclined to play Ubisoft games, whenever I do I am reminded of two things I Hate in games. The first is to have to submit to an Ubisoft account (at least SE asks you but lets you ignore it if you prefer) and the second and even worse is menus with analogue control only... Even on PC I dislike it and I have played games mostly with m+k for the longest time)

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LtSarge

@Lavalera Yeah I remember reading that and that's really cool since AC: Odyssey is one of my favourite games of all time.

That's what I figured. I was actually close to getting the season pass but I'm glad I didn't. They should've just made the DLCs like in AC: Origins and Odyssey, i.e. more of the same stuff that we love.

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BaldBelper78

Have played 2 hours and have fallen in love with this game! The comedy is like Allo Allo- Corny but still funny. It’s just a lot of fun. Superb choice for this month!

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LtSarge

Fair warning to those of you doing the vaults, skip them once you get further into the game because some of them will require powers that you don't have (and the game won't tell you that) or require solutions with mechanics that the game doesn't even tell you about. I just spent 40-50 minutes with one vault because of these issues and it left such a sour taste in my mouth for a game that's been mostly a positive experience so far. I even had to look up a guide on how to solve it and you basically need to cheese the game's mechanics, which is so weird. This is definitely the biggest issue with the game compared to BotW, as that game gives you all the tools you need to solve the shrines right from the beginning. On the other hand, Immortals have vaults that you can enter but can't solve because you haven't acquired the right power. It's so stupid and such a major oversight by the developers.

I also thought one comment on the video guide summed up the vaults in this game quite nicely: "The job outweighs the reward". Which is so true. The vaults take so long to solve and all you get is one lightning. Not worth it at all.

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Lavalera

@LtSarge not entirely true. The game does tell you if you can't do a chest, puzzle or vault and that you are missing a godly power to do it. It just doesn't tell you which godly power you are missing. The game basically wants you to find out which godly power you need and come back later when you acquired that godly power.

On some vaults you can cheese the mechanics even if you don't have the godly power but it's up to you if you want to look for it or not.

PSNid: Lavalera

LtSarge

@Lavalera I literally just entered a vault where a chest was so high up that I couldn't reach it and once I cheesed myself up there with the help of the guide, I needed a power that I didn't have. It didn't tell me that I needed it before entering the vault. It also didn't tell me that a cubic stone turns into two smaller stones when broken, which I needed to know in order to clear the vault (or apparently some clone power, which I didn't have either).

The game shouldn't allow you to enter vaults if you don't have the necessary powers in order to fully clear them. You're basically having your time wasted at that point.

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Banjo-

I just started it, so far so good. Why all these weird accents, including my character? Some kind of inclusion nonsense?

Do the narrators talk all game long or just during the introduction? Because they're breaking the immersion [EDIT: They're a bit quieter now].

I don't see it as a Breath of the Wild clone like people say but I'm already enjoying it more than Breath of the Wild (graphics, performance and gameplay). [EDIT: OK, the first godly power is telekinesis but it's not like Breath of the Wild didn't take elements from Assassin's Creed and Monster Hunter].

I don't like the main menu that looks like a website with cursor included. Weird way to save manually.

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olskoolSEGA

So, about Immortals. I've got 3 gods in the hall now and I'm digging this game. I know it got a lot of flak for being a Breath o' clone but so far it's the best Ubisoft game in years IMO.

olskoolSEGA

Balta666

I have now completed one god quests and I am moving to the second main area. The game is alright with the best part by far the vaults (altough F.... Lasers). Still I find the map is way to big, each area could be the map for the whole game if packed instead. Transversal even with all the BotW mechanics is quite slow (slight better now as I have just unlocked a flight boost) and there are not enough fast travel locations.
The combat is serviceable but the enemies quite bullet spongy and you need to grind all elements to be able to upgrade yourself in order to keep up.

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themightyant

@ralphdibny Finally back home, having visited family abroad and been on holiday. I've hardly gamed for a month... which is probably a good thing. Can it be an addiction if you can stop voluntarily for several weeks?

Really want to play Immortals but probably won't have time this month as work is now a bit mental to compensate being away.

But will vote for Immortality in October.

Hope you are all well.

themightyant

themightyant

ralphdibny wrote:

Having said that, I am still playing Marvel's Avengers....I think I am becoming addicted

You're dead to me πŸ˜…

Good hols thanks. Been catching up on all the juicy VG news I missed. Halo couch co-op cancelled, despite 343's previous assurances and the season extended to a glacial 9 months on a live dead service game! Glenn Schofield doing his best to scupper all the goodwill of Calisto Protocol by praising crunch. Sony trying to justify price hikes. Randy Pitchford trying to give away his oversized sweaty shirts, and all sorts of other gaming whatnot. Ah the not so serene world of video game news. I've missed it. lol

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HarmanSmith

@ralphdibny Hello everyone! I am relatively new here (about 3 months) and I wanted to know if you can add me to the taglist too?

HarmanSmith

Xbox Gamertag: GarcianSmith

LtSarge

@ralphdibny Was going to make a list of horror games to vote for but I realised that there aren't that many on Game Pass lol. Outlast 2 isn't even on there anymore.

I did see though that Amnesia: Collection is on sale now for like €3. I'd love to play the first game of the collection, so I'll throw an additional vote for Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

LtSarge

Balta666

@HarmanSmith welcome to the family! Feel free to tell us your thoughts on Immortals if you played it already or if are thinking about playing it this month. Also let's know which games you would like to vote for next month (vote as many as you like as long as they are available to all on either gamepass, gold or very cheap on a sale).

Whenever @ralphdibny has a chance he will add you to the taglist so you can receive notifications whenever a new game is decided

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