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LtSarge

@Reverandjames, I've gone through all your posts and comments on this site and so far you've been behaving nothing but negative in all of them. It's fine to have an opinion, but when you're constantly writing negative stuff in order to get a reaction then you will be labelled as a troll because you're provoking people. Not only on the forums but on other articles as well:

https://www.purexbox.com/news/2021/01/these_10_games_are_comi...

Just as a reminder, this is what it says in the community rules:

"Do not "troll" or "bait" other users; Posts that purposefully or systematically go against the grain to trigger a reaction from others are prohibited. You are entitled to an opinion, but purposefully disrupting discussions with unpopular opinions to create arguments is not allowed, we simply suggest you don't get involved in these conversations. Users that are seen to be continuously trolling or baiting will be banned."

So just a warning because I too am getting tired of seeing your posts, stop writing negative stuff all the time or you will be reported for trolling. People don't want to see constant negativity. Not here, not anywhere, and if you can't realise that then this is no place for you.

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JGRockford

Defend a beloved toy:
Not so much defend, as calling out ridiculous hyperbole and idiotic thoughts into how this generation is hampered by your own problems of crashes and loss of saves. It's obvious that issue is one of operation instead of design.

Even in a simple thread of games being beaten (of which is in a genuinely good nature), you've decided to complain there's nothing of the first party line-up. Which again, I ask you what you do like? What games have you actually completed recently? I ask this as your approach to this thread (and in others) is quite pathetic, no matter the system or scenario...

Next Gen:
Go ahead, and crank up your baseline PS4/XB1, compare the systems, and also know that at the beginning of any generation (Sony and Microsoft) will have games that are incremental in their design/power. Especially so considering the development time it take for a game targeting this system.

XB Controller and UI:
Yes, the controllers have been intentionally similar for some time. It works (despite those unlucky enough to suffer from drift (which is a multi platform issue)), but just does not "need" advances to be enjoyable.

The UI has changed significantly throughout the XB1 generation. Even so much as improvements to the operating system in 2020, which has followed on to the new system. Expect the UI to continue to change throughout the years.

Because you're obviously ignorant in the facts, here's a link to explain the changes to the operating system over the past generation: https://www.windowscentral.com/evolution-xbox-one-dashboard-ui

Back Catalogue:
"I haven't been impressed with anything I've played."
Sure, there have been issues in the past with first party investment. That is being rectified in acquisitions. Have you played third party games? What have you tried?

Have you looked into some of the third party games available on gamepass such as No mans Sky, Ori, Rainbow Six: Siege, Control, Code Vein, Dead Cells (f'n amazing gameplay), Hellblade, Shadow Of War, Streets of Rage 4, The Witcher 3, are all worth checking out as some look significantly better in comparison to the base consoles of the last generation.

Then you have EA Play which is included with your Gamepass Ultimate:
Including all the sports games you can shake a stick at, Dragon Age series, Need For Speed series, Battlefield Series, Titanfall, Jedi Fallen Order (which looks amazeballs due to the recent patch).

Then there's the 360 games in the Gamepass/EA Play which has a number of recommendations.

Even if Gamepass hasn't anything you're immediately keen on, you can allow it to lapse while you focus on purchases that you do enjoy.

Next gen not being ready:
While we did have the mid generation step on the One X/PS4 Pro, it has been a significant leap from the base consoles. Due to dev kits being late (particularly for Series X), the generational leap may at first seem a little unfulfilling. Yes, Cyberpunk is a mess and could definitely do with more development time considering the state of it's release. Take note of the facts in late development kits and it's effect on games such as AC: Valhalla, which in themselves are still based of the previous generation.

As does with previous generations, it takes time (more than a couple of months) to see true next gen experiences.

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@LtSarge
Nailed it

As for games recently beaten, I finally got around to getting AC Origins, and while it did seem a little lengthy at times, wasn't bad at all. Playing Valhalla now, and is as expected for an AC game.

Replayed Dark Souls remaster and 3. Love them after so may completions over platforms. 3 could definitely do with an update, and keen af for Elden Ring!

Smashed out Doom Eternal: Ancient Gods, which was expectingly short, but enjoyable πŸ€—

Even without Gamepass, I've a sizable backlog of games (on multiple systems) to complete.

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JGRockford

To the mods:
Thank you for removing such a spiteful individual. The above posts are not directed and anyone other than of the deleted πŸ’œ

JGRockford

Gaming365247

I took a break from Hitman 3 to play a easy 1k game in Dount County and i enjoyed it a lot. I'm glad games like this drop on gamepass. I like short and sweet games mixed into my AAA gaming sessions.

Ask Me for my PSN/XBL Gamertags

BrilliantBill

Finished "Tell Me Why" yesterday. Very solid effort from Donod and interesting game. On the positive side, it is overall a good looking game. the lite gameplay is nice and well done. Voice acting, soundtrack and the general atmosphere is on point and the "Delos Crossing" feels like a real place.

Unfortunately it has some rough edges where it suddenly falls apart. Like how the stiff facial animation in a sensitive emotional moment suddenly pulls you out of the moment. But still it was nice experience and I enjoyed my time. It also had a lot of inspiring moments.

BrilliantBill

BrilliantBill

@JGRockford If you wanted to advise a noob on which "Souls" to begin with, which one would you suggest?

BrilliantBill

JGRockford

For someone new (or newb) to the Souls games (as I'd utilise noob as derogatory), I'd suggest checking out the Dark Souls Remaster, or even jump right into 3.

If you have a PS5, or PS3, you can jump straight into Demon's Souls.

IMO, while 2 is part of the series, it had lost some appeal due to is development/design.

I wasn't a huge fan of Sekiro's change of formula, but can definitely appreciate it that is sometimes preferred playstyle.

In short:

Remaster for an entry point, then 3 πŸ€—

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Tasuki

@JGRockford I don't think the mods or any staff removed the user. They ban unruly users yes but they don't delete profiles unless the user requests it.

RetiredPush Square Moderator and all around retro gamer.

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JGRockford

Yeah, I'm not certain what's happened. Mod or voluntary, all posts of the user have been removed from a number of threads, can only be a good thing in this case πŸ’œ

JGRockford

Tasuki

@JGRockford I agree, when a user is that toxic it's a good thing when they leave no matter what the case was for the removal.

RetiredPush Square Moderator and all around retro gamer.

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Fenbops

^ ^ another AEW fan, good to see.

I beat Donut County this week, what a strange game.

Fenbops

Krzzystuff

@Fenbops i finished donut county as well. My kids like it so they are replaying some levels here n there, they like the one with the frog the best.

Krzzystuff

Xbox Gamertag: Krzzystuff

JoakimZ

I finished Yakuza: Like a Dragon a couple of days ago. I got all achievements except the two that requires beating the Final Millenium Tower and the True Final Millenium Tower. Beating them requires a lot of grinding, so I’ll probably skip those altogether.

Great game, likeable characters, lots of side activities and fun gameplay; even though I don’t normally like turn based RPGs. My biggest negative about the game is that the cutscenes are too many and WAY too long, though not as long as in Yakuza Zero.
Overall I think Like a Dragon is much better than Yakuza Zero, which is the only other Yakuza game I’ve played.

JoakimZ

Xbox Gamertag: ZWEIFELundANGST

LtSarge

Just finished Far Cry 2 on 360. Been playing this game for a couple of weeks now and overall, it's a decent game. I honestly wouldn't recommend it to people though because I had a lot of patience when going through it, lol. It's just so repetitive, both in terms of side missions as well as story missions. The reason why I kept playing it is mostly because I would put on a podcast in the background and listen to it while playing, which made it way more enjoyable. It's actually a great game for that, since you can just zone out and shoot a bunch of people while listen to people talk in the background. I'm actually going to miss this game for that reason, lol.

But yeah, the story is weak and you'll experience the majority of the game in the first couple of hours. After that there's like 15-20 hours of content left where you do the same things over and over again. It was a good game for its time but it doesn't hold up that well today. Although the story did become fairly interesting towards the end and it even had a plot twist. Of all the games I never thought a game with a weak story like this one would have a plot twist, lol. So yeah, I'm glad that I at least got to experience it. Now I can move on to Far Cry 3, which is apparently the best game in the series. Can't wait to play that!

LtSarge

ralphdibny

@LtSarge ahh I bought far cry 1&2 ages ago for like a quid each in one of the sales but I haven't got around to playing them yet. The only game I've played in the series is the standalone add on for Far Cry 3 which was called Blood Dragon I think.

It had a really cool aesthetic and obviously Michael Biehn being in it was a selling point. The game itself was kinda repetitive though, just an open world game where you clear out enemies and take over areas. That sort of game play is better suited to shorter games like Spiderman on PS4 I think because you get a sense of achievement from 100%ing it but it doesn't out stay it's welcome by being a 20-30 hour+ game

Oh yeah I finished Yakuza 0 btw! 107 hour save file in the end πŸ˜…. I did most of Majimas sub stories and 3/4s of Kiryu's sub stories. I only left out the ones that were super difficult though. In that 100+ hours I kind of went from wondering what all the fuss was about to thinking it was good but over rated to finally loving it haha.

I think a fair chunk of that time was taken up by me leaving the game on in the background while I do other things so I could spam the real estate game to load up on money though.

Have you played the games then or just watched the playthroughs on YouTube? I'm quite looking forward to giving Kiwami a go when I've finished up some other games and the Game Club game too.

ralphdibny

LtSarge

@ralphdibny Blood Dragon was a really interesting game though due to its setting. Far Cry 1 is better than 2 in terms of pacing since it's more linear, while Far Cry 2 is an open world and you can choose what to do next. The issue is that both the story missions and the side missions have no substance. You go from point A to point B, do some stuff there and then you're done. If there had been a more interesting story then that would've carried the game a lot further. That's why I'm excited for FC3 since it seems to have a compelling story with an interesting villain but still retains the open world of FC2.

I can't believe you went from saying that the game is boring to having played it for over 100 hours, haha. Amazing, congrats for completing it mate! Glad that you ended up liking it eventually, it's kind of a slow burn but what an amazing slow burn it is!

I've played the games, specifically 0, Kiwami 1, Kiwami 2, and the remastered versions of 3 and 4. I absolutely love the series, although fair warning the games don't change much in terms of structure so if you keep playing them the more likely you'll get burned out. I tend to play the games with long breaks in between and it works for me. In fact, I'm actually playing Yakuza Dead Souls on PS3 right now, which is a zombie spinoff only on PS3. It's nothing amazing but still a decent Yakuza game and the fact that you shoot instead of fight in this game is a nice change of pace for me.

LtSarge

ralphdibny

@LtSarge yeah that's fair enough, maybe FC3 is better than blood dragon. Blood dragon sounds good on paper but a bit average in execution in my opinion. Maybe I should revisit it at some point. The world is interesting though and I'm somewhat inclined to try Trials of the Blood Dragon but I just don't think I'd have the time and patience for it in my current mindset despite how addictive the Trials games are!

I'm quite keen to get on Kiwami quick but I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with the potential of games for 2 game clubs, finishing the Greek god of war games, finishing the walking dead and possibly starting resident evil again (gonna do the Chris playthrough to brush up, before I start REmake 2). Oh yeah and I just started deBlob because it's leaving game pass soon, I can't work out whether I want to 100% it or just play all the levels and move on. I went for 100% on level 2 and it was quite time consuming to find everything

ralphdibny

crippyd

Just finished The Medium and going back a second time to get the last 3 achievements that I missed for collecting stuff. A decent game and a good story to it although some of the puzzles required a bit of Google.

crippyd

Xbox Gamertag: Crippy D

LtSarge

@ralphdibny I actually decided to start up FC3 today and it's basically what I expected. This game makes FC2 look like a tech demo, lol. The story and characters are more compelling, the open world actually feels like an open world (in FC2 it was open world but you could only drive along set paths and not across terrains), and there's plenty to do in the game. Crafting, upgrading skills, looting, gathering plants and skinning animals for crafting, there are more side stuff to do like racing and hunting as well as actual side quests where you help out characters in the game. Not to mention improvements such as better fast travel (in FC2 you had to drive to certain places on the map in order to fast travel, in FC3 you can just press on any unlocked point and get there instantly), the enemies don't feel like bullet sponges, the stealth is better and so on.

In other words, FC3 feels like an actual game, lol. I definitely can understand why people say it's the best in the series after having played FC2. The difference is night and day.

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