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LtSarge

Been playing Gears 5 through Game Pass and I've gotta say, this is probably the best Gears game I've played since Gears 3. I'm very surprised at how good the narrative is, the addition of upgrading your robot friend, which incentivises you to collect stuff that are actually useful, and the semi open world aspect, which adds more things to do but isn't too overwhelming. This is just an all around splendid game and I'm looking forward to playing more of it.

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Bmartin001

Just started playing Halo for the first time and i'm loving the games so far.. I finished Halo 1 & Halo 2 on the Master Cheif Collection, I'm soon gonna start Halo 3..

Nintendo Switch Freind Code: SW-0713-2551-1043

BlueOcean

Bmartin001 wrote:

Just started playing Halo for the first time and i'm loving the games so far.. I finished Halo 1 & Halo 2 on the Master Cheif Collection, I'm soon gonna start Halo 3..

Similar thing here. I beat Halo and Halo 2 on MCC for the first time this year. I started Halo before Reach was added (I stopped playing 1 because of an annoying section) so I'll probably play Reach next and then continue with 3, ODST, 4 and 5.

I didn't have access to my Xbox for weeks so I also started playing Yoku's Island Express that I'll be able to beat before it leaves Game Pass and I just tried Kingdom Come Deliverance. If I like I'll buy it before it leaves Game Pass. That's the point of Game Pass, to play or at least try third-party games before they leave.

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crippyd

@BlueOcean I think Reach is the best of the Bungie Halo games, even beating CE. It is a great story and they have the gameplay nailed completely.

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LtSarge

Been playing Strider a bit on and off during the past six months. I found the game to be really fun in the beginning, then the pacing took a hit towards the middle due to how few upgrades you were getting, and when I hit the 4 hour mark the game started handing out power-ups left and right out of nowhere, lol. Now the game is really fun once again, which is great since I've been craving a good Metroidvania title recently.

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Dpullam

I am now playing Wolfenstein The New Order and loving every minute of it. All of the options for handling any situation throughout each enviroment has me addicted. There are so many different ways to play and the story is far more engaging than I thought it would be!

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LtSarge

Been playing New Super Lucky's Tale since it's now out on Game Pass and the game is so much better than its original version! The key improvement here is the addition of a camera that you can rotate a full 360 degrees. In the original version, you could only shift the view to the left or right 45 degrees, which wasn't that great since it meant poorer depth perception and it made the game unnecessarily more difficult to nail the jumps.

I just finished the first world and I managed to get 100% fairly easily thanks to this improvement. They've also made it so you earn much more money that you can spend on new clothes for Lucky, which was super hard to come by in the original game. I finished it and still had tons of clothes left to buy, but now it seems that you'll be buying them at a much faster pace.

All in all, this game is seriously much more enjoyable than the first version and I highly recommend checking it out if you're on the lookout for an amazing 3D platformer.

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PartyUpLive

I'm playing Blue Dragon. Currently near the end of the second disc. It's been a while since I've played through a RPG. this one is pretty decent. I've had it for way too long sitting around and decided to beat it before I move on to the next game in my back log.

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LtSarge

Started playing Wasteland 3 today and man is this game lots of fun. It's basically Fallout meets XCOM and I'm completely hooked by the gameplay now. It's pretty simple to get into, especially if you have experience of games such as XCOM from before, and the story is rather interesting so far. I'm definitely looking forward to expanding my group and meeting new characters. I have actually never played a Wasteland game before but considering that all three titles are on Game Pass, and the developer is owned by Microsoft which means that the games are here to stay indefinitely on Game Pass, I think I'm going to keep playing this game even though it's probably a 50-60 hour experience. Could be a fun game to play on and off from time to time.

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Tasuki

Still playing Spiritfarer with my son and also I got back into CoD: WWII MP the other night. I don't know if it's because of the gameplay or the fact it's World War II based but I really been enjoying my time with it again even with having to start over (played it during its lifespan on PS4). It's such a refreshing change from crappy Modern Warfare 2019.

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LtSarge

I've been trying out some of the recently added indie games on Game Pass. Hypnospace Outlaw sadly didn't appeal to me at all. The gameplay loop of browsing on the internet and moderating a website is not my idea of fun. Went on to Double Kick Heroes and that game is pretty fun, although nothing that appealed too much to me. Might go back and play through it fully though. The one game that amazed me was Spiritfarer, which is so good. I generally don't like management games but this one is very simple and not overwhelming to get the hang of. I also like the Wind Waker-esque mechanic of traveling on the open sea and visiting different islands. It's a very addicting game and perfect to play while listening to a podcast in the background. I've actually had trouble finding a game where there isn't an emphasis on the audio (e.g. you need to listen to the rhythm in Double Kick Heroes, and Wasteland 3 has so much voice acting that I can't play it while listening to something in the background). So I'm glad Spiritfarer is able to be that game that I can play whenever I just want to chill with something in the background.

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LtSarge

Got Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order today and I've played about 1.5 hours of it so far and it's so good. Granted the performance will encounter some hiccups on OG Xbox One but it still runs decently enough. Anyway, my first impressions of it is that the game feels like a mix of Dark Souls in terms of combat and Metroid Prime in terms of level design, exploration and scanning the environment for lore. In other words, very positive impressions since I like both of these series. I'm not a huge fan of Star Wars so the story isn't going to resonate that well with me, but other than that I'm finding it to be pretty interesting so far. So overall, the game is very good and I can't wait to play more of it.

As a side note, my favourite thing to do in the game is definitely to reflect laser beams that storm troopers shoot at me back at them. That's such a badass move while you calmly walk forward and parry the closer/tougher enemies.

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LtSarge

Been playing a lot of Fallen Order these past few days and the game just keeps getting better and better. It seriously gives off a strong vibe of Metroid Prime, especially in the second world where you explore the first tomb. It definitely has a good mix of Dark Souls combat, Uncharted traversal sections and Metroid Prime exploration as well as lore. But it still has its own identity as a Star Wars game, which is good.

I just arrived at the third world, which started out really cool, but as I got into a cut scene, the game started buffering a lot. I get that I'm playing on the OG Xbox One and that this is a fairly recent game but still, seeing major lag in cut scenes is not good at all. Even if I had bought the PS4 version I would've probably experienced the same issues since I own an OG PS4, so I guess it wouldn't have mattered anyway.

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ralphdibny

@LtSarge I played through fallen order earlier in the year. I really rated it. I thought the story was cool, the characters were cool and the film/TV references were well done.

I played on One X and I can't say it suffered much performance wise. I played on the 4K setting (instead of the improved frame rate setting) and I didn't notice bad performance on the whole. Though there were times when I felt sick playing it which is usually because of poor frame rate so I may have felt the effects without actually noticing it happening!

There was one sequence, I believe it was a cut scene, that became really choppy though for some reason. I won't say which one in case you haven't got that far yet but it was a shame because it was a really cool bit. I think it was the fourth planet though, can't be sure!

Ah I just remembered one character that comes into it toward the end, she was definitely my favourite character, not sure if you'll have met her yet!

You're definitely spot on with the games influences. I thought the exact same thing, except I thought Zelda instead of metroid because I'm more familiar with that series! It kind of has the backtracking with better items/dungeons of earlier Zelda's and the first or second world definitely reminds me aesthetically of bits of breath of the wild.

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LtSarge

@ralphdibny Here's the thing though right, I'm not playing Fallen Order primarily for its story because let's be honest, there's not much story to be had here. Most of the things are told through echoes, i.e. lore, and dialogues with NPCs. However, the game does a great job of offering two experiences for two different kinds of people; one for people who just wants to get through the game, and one for people who are looking for a meaty single-player experience where there's lots to do and explore. Because that's the one thing this game excels at and that's giving us a universe we can get lost into for hours on end. Like there's so much content here that I wasn't expecting at all. As I said in my previous post, the game really feels like a title from the early 2000s, such as Metroid Prime. In that game you could also get lost in it for hours just exploring and reading the lore. We don't see many games like that these days, especially not one that mixes in Uncharted and Dark Souls elements as well.

That's not to say that the story is not enough or anything, I think it's just enough since I'd rather just play the game than watch it. And right now, the story is getting more and more interesting while still being kept brief, which is great. I can't believe that I let this game completely pass me by until now. It would've easily been my GOTY of 2019 if I had played it then. Really shocked that there are not more people praising this game like a TON, because it deserves so much praise for offering such a wholesome experience.

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ralphdibny

@LtSarge ah that's good! Sounds like you're really enjoying it! How far are you into it now?

Yeah it was pretty good, I don't think it was that long though in the end. Took me 2-3 days of playing to 100% it on normally difficulty. I think when I realised there is a percentage completion on each map and I had all the upgrades, I went back and did all the maps to get everything before the final level. Wish I could've got into all the written information but it's that pesky white text on a black background again. Would've messed me up good, so I collected all the information, I just couldn't read much of it! But yeah it's quite cinematic and it's got some wicked shots that show the different areas in the cutscenes but the characters is what chug it along. I guess I kind of meant the story in that sense. It's always weird when people say it's a good story because there are only so many stories that exist in film/TV/games, it's how the characters act and react along the way that make it memorable!

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LtSarge

@ralphdibny I think I'm halfway through the game now. I just finished my second visit to Zeffo and learned the pull ability, which has made the combat way more strategic now, I love it! Anyway, this is seriously becoming one of my favourite games of all time, it's just so good. It's so good that I want to watch through the Star Wars movies now. I remember trying to get into the Star Wars movies last year and I bought the original as well as the prequel trilogies. Watched Episode 4 and 5, and I believe half of 6 as well before getting tired of them and moving on. I think the issue was that the original trilogy is from the 60s and they just don't hold up at all, at least for me. The prequel trilogy on the other hand is from the 90s so I think I'd enjoy it a lot more, especially since I've read that Episode 3 actually ties together with Jedi Fallen Order and the events in that game will make more sense after having watched the third episode. So I'm looking forward to watching through the rest of the movies!

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ralphdibny

@LtSarge haha I don't think they're quite that old! More like late 70s/early 80s and the prequels are late 90s/early noughties.

I'll be honest, the originals were a bit of a struggle for me too, maybe because I didn't grow up watching them like some of my friends. Definitely took me a few viewings for me to get into them.

I did and still do love episode 1 though as that's the first one I saw in the cinema. My favourite star wars is probably Rogue One now though. Just a brilliant movie!

I actually got more into the originals when I became more interested in special effects and working out how they are achieved. I believe the stop motion effects were done, at least in part, by Ray Harryhausen who was a legend at that type of animation (he made some Sinbad films, Jason of the Argonauts, clash of the titans etc) and I believe the Jim Henson company was responsible for the puppet effects (most of which is erased and replaced with CGI in the remastered versions).

It's literally one or 2 plot points of ep 3 that kind of sets up the universe that fallen order takes place in. I wouldn't think the films are essential viewing to enjoy the game but it probably helps. Rogue One takes place after the game though and features one character from it (same actor and everything).

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Krzzystuff

Playing tell me why. Gotta say it's not bad so far but I'm only on chapter 1. I would have never in a million years played this game or genre if it wasn't for gamepass.

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