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  1. 7 hours ago, Sarlaccfood said:

    Oh no way I didn’t know that was coming. Quite enjoyed the last remake and played through it again the other day. 

    Didn't realize Panzer Dragoon remake was on switch either. Another game I will have to pick up. Also saw a trailer for house of dead remake other day that looks great. Question is how well do light gun games translate to switch?


    Also looking at picking up another pad for multiplayer, what does everyone recommend? Joycon, pro pad or another alternative?


    On a final note, picked up online pass on cdkeys for £13 and is giving me the option of expansion pass for £20 now. Is it worth it? Wouldn't mind extra Mario kart tracks, but don't know if it's worth picking them up separate instead?



  2. On 12/03/2022 at 12:29, Delargey said:


    Get yourself Breath of the Wild! I'm jealous that you get to play it for the first time :wub:

    Already played through it on Wii U 😀 Might pick it up again down the line before BOTW2 though. Is Skyward sword worth a purchase? Only Zelda game I never got round to playing.


    Any other recommendations let me know.

  3. 12 minutes ago, Moz said:

    Variable refresh rate isn’t going to mask framerate drops. It’s going to stop screentearing when the frames being output don’t match the refresh rate of the display.


    Anyway, given the PC version is actually unplayable at the moment I’ve ordered the PS4 version. 

    VRR Syncs GPU to Refresh rate of screen. I.E Gpu outputs 46fps, screen will sync 46hz.  It has nothing to do with stopping screen tearing, If frame rate goes outside max refresh rate, you will still get tearing regardless. Only way to stop tearing is enable v sync along side or cap frame frame.  As Digital foundry said VRR does help smooth frame drops, but any sudden big drops you will still notice.

  4. Without looking at this thread recently, i to have been playing through Firewatch.  I enjoyed it for the most part, nice game to chill out to.  Just that the ending was abit of a let down for me.  Was expecting something more than it delivered. 


    Also finished Telling Lies aswell.  Hmh, liked the concept but the story was pretty weak and watching aload of video clips with little to no dialogue and just random head nodding isn`t really my thing.  Clocked it in a couple of hours but pretty forgettable.  Thought My Story was better.


    TBH I`m quite enjoying these smaller bite sized games on game pass, as i haven`t got the time or dedication these days with 20+ hour games.


    Giving The Ascent another crack atm after not giving it much of a chance first time round. Really enjoying it now after getting into it.  Loving the visuals and gun play with this one. Checked how long to beat and around 12 hours so about right 


    Never played Edith finch either, so got that lined up ready to play at 2-3 hours.


    Really hope Microsoft start releasing more AAA shorter games on Game Pass going forward, like Hivebusters which was around 3 hours long. IMO it was far more enjoyable and rememberable than Gears 5 to :D 

  5. Picked this up with a 30 percent of code and wasn't expecting a great deal tbh. Even more so coming of back of saints and sinners, which everything pales in comparison to.


    But I have been plesently surprised by what I played upto yet. They have really stripped this down and rebuilt from the ground up. Weapon system has been well thought out and it looks/runs great on quest 2. Also didn't find cutscenes as disjointed as I thought they were gonna be.


    Well worth picking up though If you got a quest 2.



  6. Played a fair few hours of this since launch and for me I think 3/4 was better. 


    The map isn't very memorable imo, and lacks diversity in biomes. I always love a good city area in the biomes, like Edinburgh in 4. Guanajuato isn't a patch on Edinburgh for racing round.


    Maybe I'm just tiring of the constant icons scattered round the map formula and crave something with abit more structure and progression in my racers like PGR series had.







  7. Think I'm about half way through this now (spire) and while it's nothing ground breaking, its a very solid single player campaign.


    Gun play feels great and found with the amount weapons scattered around, its gives you the opportunity to be more Spartan with run and gun compared to previous games. 


    The story is mumbo jumbo as usual and can see the developers have borrowed heavily from halo 1 when it comes to visuals and copy/paste level design.


    Taking my time with it, so ain't gonna finish it in no hurry but glad they took the extra year to polish it of. 


    overall far better than I thought it was going to end up

  8. 42 minutes ago, Jackson said:

    My problem with the opening cut scene is how "grey" and washed out the space scene looked. Looked crap on the lg cx, where are the deep blacks? Thankfully the game itself looks stunning.

    I think the bigger problem is how much stuttering there is in the opening scene, completely ruins it. How this got through quality control I don't know. Digital foundry picked up on this and 343 said a fix is underway. 

  9. 35 minutes ago, Meers said:


    Weird. FH4 felt really smooth in 4K @ 30fps on Xbone. A textbook example how 30fps can be done right.

    Its the same as FH3/4. So if you thought 30fps was fine on them, you be at home on FH5. Its down to preference on a individual basis.  For me 60fps is the standard in racing games ever since playing Sega games in the arcades in the 90s.  30fps just feels so unresponsive compared to 60fps. The gains on performance mode far out weigh the losses IMO.

  10. Just played a few races. Tried performance and quality mode. Has to be performance. Quality feels to sluggish and tbh noticed very little difference graphically. 


    One thing I do like about 5, it's not throwing you in blind to races anymore and recommends cars for the races you enter. 


    Loving it up to yet though!




  11. 10 hours ago, MattyP said:

    Wow takes me back a bit! Launch day 2005 PGR3 and CoD 2..... Happy days.

    Awesome line up along with Kameo to. Still amazes me how well PGR holds up visually compared to current gen stuff. As much as I love horizon, we need another PGR in our lives!

  12. Was looking for a game to tide me over till horizon 5. Only just realised that dishonored death of the outsider is on here. Loved 1 and 2. Never got round to this.


    Even more surprising it has had FPS boost to to 60fps. Looks lovely on my series s with auto HDR. 


    Well worth a punt if you like dishonored series.  Only around 7 hours to beat so not to long either. 



  13. 43 minutes ago, Down by Law said:

    Pretty good overall but I don't think I'd play a third one. I don't think Yagami is a great lead if I'm honest, he's certainly no Ichiban. The supporting cast carry it. 


    Agreed, time for a change of direction and come to think of it i didn`t like the the route they took with unlocking some side missions either.  Tab hang on some conversations round the city and hope it picks up a key word (which the conversations don`t half the time) then go investigate the hot spot and unlock a side quest.


    It was so much better just showing you where the side mission is straight of like the yakuzas.

  14. 44 minutes ago, MattyP said:

    Do you think gaming will ever leave you? 


    At times I have my moments especially toward the end of last gen where I got fatigued with it all. However I think most of that is keeping up with AAA games at times which mostly aren't to my tastes anymore. However keep finding something that pulls me back in again....


    Alot of AAA games are to long these days, padded out and if you dont pick your games carefully, you can easily end up with fatigue.  I always enjoyed single player games around the 6-15 hour mark and these are the games i aim for, except for the yakuza series really.  


    The only side that has left me when it comes to gaming is the online side. I just don`t have the time or dedication to it anymore.


    Also picked up a quest 2 which is fantastic and keeps things fresh and different to what we are normally used to with console/pc gaming.  

  15. 6 minutes ago, Rayn said:


    The only part of the game I'm not too fond of atm is the really long conversations that's just riddled with puns and jokes, it feels like I've entered open mic night at the local comedy club and I don't mean that in a good way. 

    Lol, yeah some of the dialogue and jokes are pretty bad. The B button on the pad soon becomes your friend to cure that 😁

  16. Finally completed this last night. Overall very enjoyable game (in small doses). Visuals were top notch, looked draw dropping on my series s in HDR on my CX oled. The vistas going of into the distance are truly draw dropping.


    Had to turn down the difficulty to easy near the end though for the final 3 battles as difficulty ramped up out of no where.


    Haven't played a ubisoft game in years and heard this was pretty light on content compared to other ubi titles like assassin's creed. For me the amount of icons scattered over the world was insane and would of got way to repetitive trying to achieve them all.


    Think I clocked around 35 hours in the end, got my money's worth and well worth picking up if you see it going cheap.



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