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graysoncharles

I'm currently playing bloodstained and Ori 2. I thought that Bloodstained would run better on xbox one, since I wanted to initially play it on switch. Boy, I was wrong!

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LtSarge

@graysoncharles Yeah Bloodstained doesn't run well on most consoles. I played the PS4 version a couple of months ago and it felt fine. The only problem I had with it was that it could crash rather often, but I think the reason was because I was using rest mode when playing it.

It's too bad since the game is seriously good when it actually runs well.

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I am trying to break my Fortnite addiction with feather and Avery broken memories.
Also picked up 3 old retro game packs and been playing those lots.

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ralphdibny

@LtSarge I finished off gears 5 today! It was pretty good but I think the ending was a cut above the rest of it. Who did you choose to kill? I chose JD, I almost went on a flight of fancy to save the love interest, but frankly Del had been with me the whole game so I flip flopped between them a bit but saved Del in the end. I think it was a good choice because JD was a bit of a tragic character anyway and had at least 2 arcs of downfall and redemption. Also it resulted in me just dreading having to tell Marcus and it was quite emotional when it happened. I checked out the alternate cut scenes for saving JD on YouTube after and there isn't much difference between the two, just the obvious really!

I hated fahz so much, but I've said before that even the worse people in the world can still be the ones you want to have your back in war and Fahz fit that trope nicely in the end. Obviously it was funny when he encountered Marcus who just shuts down his loud mouth self!

I feel like the open world bits dragged a little, just because I spent so much time searching for components and other items. Seeing Vasgar was just so cool though, really nice setting for that particular act.

Overall I'm not sure if I prefer 5 or 4. 4 dragged loads in the opening but picked up about half way through and 5 definitely had an awesome ending so maybe I'll go with 5. I think Judgement, 4 and 5 make quite a nice trilogy with the recurring characters of Paduk, Baird and Cole though. Also Baird has quickly become my favourite character, especially his bald goateed look in 4/5, he looks really cool. Also JD looked like Stephen Amell as Green Arrow once he'd shaved his head and grew a beard. But yeah, my favourite characters have been Baird, Kait, Paduk and Old Marcus (much funnier than young Marcus) as well as JD considering what I said earlier.

But the reason I'm posting in this thread is because I've now started Gears Tactics, I'm only 4 missions in but I am enjoying it so far. The main character does sound like a character in South Park when he talks though, it's humourously off putting.

I think the only real criticisms I have of it are that the movement cursor covers the AP cost so you can't always tell how many action points a movement will cost even though you are clearly supposed to be able to, I'm playing it on Xbox with keyboard and mouse and I'd like to be able to adjust mouse sensitivity, also the HUD gets in the way when you sweep your mouse out to indicate a fire pattern and I've ended up hitting end turn by accident - though I think this could be avoided by adjusting mouse sensitivity. The only other real quality of life improvement I'd give it, is to be able to compare your squad mates (you can only have ten - not sure if this changes later on) to your new recruits at a glance like you can in a game like MGS portable ops and Peace Walker so it's easier to decide who to dismiss and who to recruit. I think that's all minor QoL stuff though, overall the game seems to be quite fun so far but I do wonder how much they'll ratchet up the difficulty of it in later missions!

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ralphdibny

LtSarge

@ralphdibny Nice, congrats mate! I chose to kill Del. Granted he was with Kait for the majority of the game, but I just couldn't kill JD since he messed up in the beginning of the game and having him die didn't feel right in terms of character development. He still needed to redeem himself and so I wanted him to live. Not to mention that I just couldn't let Marcus lose another person close to him like with Dom in Gears 3.

Yeah Fahz's character was designed to be hated, haha. But that's why I liked him because those kinds of characters tend to have amazing character developments and I was right. The group also needed a comic relief so his place in the team felt appropriate.

Personally, Gears 5 is one of the best games in series simply because of a refreshing story direction, open world sections and collecting components as well as upgrading Jack and using his abilities. The last part made the gameplay so refreshing compared to the standard cover and shoot mechanics that's been the meat of the gameplay since the first entry. The series was in desperate need of some changes and I'm glad they added these ones.

How's the pacing of Gears Tactics compared to a typical strategy game (I'm guessing it's like XCOM?) and a Gears title? I was playing Wasteland 3 a couple of months ago and while the game was really good, the pacing kinda ruined the game for me since you spend so much time in the menus upgrading characters and collecting loot while also talking to people in towns. I just want to have constant battles with some cutscenes in between.

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JGRockford

Just finished Dark Souls: Remastered on the X. Have played original release so much over the years, it was a nice change.

Just started on Assassin's Creed: Origins. While I did have on PS4 slim, and only played very little, is really looking nice in comparison.

Racked up a catalogue of games over the past couple of months, and know I'll have plenty to more through.

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ralphdibny

@LtSarge I wonder how they'll deal with it in gears 6, maybe they will record two sets of dialogue and ask you who you killed at the beginning or import your save. Maybe the hive will infect and reanimate the corpse of the dead character to taunt you as well so you'll see both characters on each play through but their roles will be reversed depending on who you save!

I spent a lot of time looking for Jack parts. There were some bits of the game where I literally just killed everybody while invisible using the silent kills. Took a while to recharge while waiting in cover but i definitely prefer playing games in the less stressful way. That being said, it just gave me a break before the more mental action bits in act 4!

I'm not sure where gears tactics falls in terms of genre. I didn't know turn based strategy was necessarily a thing that was separate to or an umbrella term that incorporates tactical RPG as well as other sub genres. I kind of thought all games like this were tactical RPGs but wiki describes this as turn based strategy. To be fair the only similar games I've played have been Project X Zone on 3DS, the demo for Valkyria Chronicles 4 and a bit of fire emblem. I'd say this falls roughly in the middle of those but because of its setting, it's reminded me a bit of command and conquer but turn based instead of real time.

Generally this is a lot less stressful than a real time strategy game because you have your whole turn to think about it. You still have to be clever about it though and I did restart from check point on the second mission when I fluffed it up because I was still getting used to how it plays.

I haven't played xcom or wastelands before. This is more or less battles and cutscenes but there is a fair amount of Inventory/staff management in between. Normally I just recruit the gears available, strip them of their outfits and weapon mods and dismiss the lower level ones. Yeah I dunno, it is basically what you said but it does still have the menu stuff in between missions and cut scenes!

I really just can't take the Gabe Diaz character seriously now though! He literally sounds like a cross between the ginger cop guy in South Park and Archer from....Archer lol

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