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  1. Giraffetastic

    Far Cry Primal

    Yeah I liked Primal, there isn't really a central story, just your people vs a couple of other tribes but it feels different enough to the other Far Crys to be great fun.
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    Far Cry 5

    The more expensive one has all the DLC too, except for outfits I believe.
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    Far Cry 5

    No probs guys, hope you don't all absolutely hate it I've updated the proper thread and added in some help in case you get stuck on something I did.
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    Homefront: The Revolution

    Just bumping this thread cos I'd recommended this in the Far Cry 5 thread and I don't want to derail that any further!. It's had recent updates for PS4 Pro and for One X so could be worth a pop! On PS4 you have to enable HDR in the visual settings, not sure about Xbox/PC. It's about £7 - £8 on disc, still quite expensive (£25) on PSN though. It's also on Game Pass if you have that. I encountered what I think was a bug on the third or fourth area - there was an outpost that you can to try and free but you can only do that after clearing out all the enemies (you have to activate a computer inside the building), but the enemies just kept respawning so that there were always at least three of them. If you try and activate the computer it just tells you to clear out enemies. Anyway what I did was Also I couldn't work out how to switch to the proximity / RC versions of the grenades. Apparently it's R1 but I haven't actually tried that yet. I'd recommend giving the game a punt. Anything that has the line "Get over here there's norks everywhere" can't be bad. I'm playing the game on Easy and I was fine up until the fourth or fifth area and now I'm getting fucked over trying to liberate bits of the area instead of going for the proper mission objective which is But then I'm pretty shit.
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    Far Cry 5

    I replayed 3 a few months ago and I do think it holds up - it's a better balanced game than 5, I'd say, meaning there's no extra crap crammed it where it doesn't need to be. I know people slate your character's friends but they're not that intrusive, and Vaas is better than the Seeds. I liked the idea of tracking and killing animals for upgrades too, the system in 5 just felt really arbitrary. Oh I got a number of kills with a specific weapon that's... an achievement? Is it? I'm also a fan of the tower climbing to reveal the map. I think 5 tried to change things for the sake of change, which isn't necessarily a bad thing - but it's a bit like when you hear a cover of a song - if the changes they made to it mean it's no better than the original you wonder why they bothered.
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    Far Cry 5

    The AI is a bit wobbly, as is how the alert system works until you get used to it. Still really enjoying it though. It was massively reminding me of another game and I couldn't put my finger on it - I worked out it's Infamous. It's in the design of the enemy bases and the general feel of a taken-over city. I'll leave this thread alone now
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    Far Cry 5

    I was pretty disappointed by FC5, but over the weekend I picked up Homefront: Revolution, which is a game I'd never even heard of somehow, and it's way better at being the game I hoped FC5 was going to be. I actually feel like I'm in a world that's been taken over by someone rather than just like a bit of wilderness with occasional bad guys dotted around. The first area guides you into the worle pretty well and then the 2nd one really makes you think twice about opening fire because things can go south very quickly and you have to really weigh things up. The silent protagonist thing doesn't help (in particular at the start) but the actually gameplay is good. The gunplay is fine and the toolkit you have and the sandbox you're in are all fun. There's a lot in here that feels like Far Cry, like it has strongholds (outposts), hired help, prepper stash equivalents, weapons upgrades & mods and so on. I'm playing on PS4 Pro and its graphically pretty great (even supports HDR which is pretty impressive for a game that's a few years old). Playing on an LG B7. There's a thread for it on here but it kind of petered out as the reviews came in. I paid £8 for it and for that it's definitely worth a look. I did a quick search and it looks like you can get it on disc for just a fiver which is a steal. It's still £25 on PSN tho unfortunately. So yeah if you're disappointed that FC5 didn't really push the series forward at all, get this and just pretend it's Far Cry Future. And get ready for norks. Oh lord the norks.
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    Far Cry 5

    Yeah that sounds right to me. I actually managed to fight my way out of being hunted (hid in one of those huts by the river and had 2 guns for hire helping me out), but then fast travelled and got taken down pretty much straight away. So you can delay it but then you get captured. Hope you like pointless monologues where nothing of consequence happens!
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    Far Cry 5

    Stay off the roads as much as you can. Might be worth doing the mission to unlock a Gun for Hire if you want help dealing with vehicles (i.e. Hurk, or maybe Nick) but otherwise yeah stay out of sight.
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    Far Cry 5

    You can only stack weapons of the same type, e.g. grenades and molotovs in the throwables bit, then you can cycle through them with left/right on the d pad when highlighted. You can unlock more main weapon slots, check the requirements in the perks menu.
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    Far Cry 5

    More sinister? They just drone on and on about what the Father wants I could not fucking care less what they think or what the Father thinks. They never say or do anything that might make you think they have a point, you're never forced to make some kind of choice that might show them in a better light (I've nearly cleared my second area of the map). It's just oppressively dark stuff with loads of torture and really fucked up people who seem to just go along with it without ever having any issues with what's going on. The game tries to make out it's because of the amazingly effective Bliss gas but I think I've been gassed a good half-dozen times so far at least and it's had fuck-all effect. The antagonists should have just been a bunch of extreme anti-government dudes who set up their own state and you have to take them down. The whole tone of this massively oppressive cult just doesn't sit well with the chaos simulator parts of the rest of the game. Also there's lots of minor stuff that annoys me: - When you clear out an outpost all the bodies & guns just disappear? How did they make it worse than FC5/Primal? - It's really finicky to pick another weapon in the middle of a firefight - why doesn't the action slow down a little when you open the weapon wheel? - Using the same button for talk/pick up/swap/open/take can mean a lot of confusion. - Forced missions that leave you all over the place, and as someone mentioned that one where you lose all your ammo? Fuck off. - The environment doesn't feel as exotic or interesting as 3/4/Primal. It's just rural America. - The other people in your squad regurgitating the same lines over and over. - Why are we Special Magical Saviour yet again? You end up doing idiotic grunt work for random people anyway so why not have someone else leading? I mean I'm enjoying the general world (HERCULEEEEEESE), but it doesn't feel like a step forward from 4 at all. I'm kind of disappointed while still playing it a fair bit! Also I'm playing on PS4 Pro with an OLED TV (B7) and the graphics are a bit... variable. The water effects are pretty bad. AC:Origins is definitely more impressive to me, maybe it's just a better HDR implementation...
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    Destiny 2

    Update's complete, apparently. Here's the update list. Best bit: "Revised the Lost Sector reward throttle from 10 minutes to 5 minutes"
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    Destiny 2

    I think the fated engram issue was just where you have more than one character; you could get an engram that a different character already had.
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    Destiny 2

    Oh god yeah Killzone just felt so immensely off. I think it was partly the curve on the triggers it was just so wrong.
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    Destiny 2

    Yeah the XB1 pad felt like a prototype rather than the final polished article, particularly the bumpers. It just felt slightly uncomfortable whenever I used it and I found it distracting.
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