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  1. 4 hours ago, TehStu said:

    Just started this. I'm awful at FPS these days, and always doubly so on a pad. The VR combat training saw me get shot a lot on normal difficulty. Should I start over on easy? Or was that deliberately annoying to test you?


    Edit - oops, you can change it on the fly. I wish they'd make that clearer at the start of games.

    You might want to tweak the controls a bit, especially the acceleration and delay stuff under advanced. I turned everything there to 0 and then tweaked the vertical and horizontal sensitivity and it all feels much better. Also when things go bad I usually switch to my katana and start chopping, less precise aiming nessecary :lol:.

  2. DS really gives you that 'should I continue on and hope to find a bonfire or backtrack and cash in my souls' dilemma a lot. For me, that's typical for Souls games and what gives it that special something. There's really something on the line, your choice matters and dying will have consequences. And there's nothing like that feeling when you're pushing forward into an unknown area, no flasks left, carrying a lot of souls, besieged by horrible enemies and then you turn a corner and spot a bonfire! ER doesn't really have this as much as the older games.

  3. I'm really enjoying this, it's definitely living up to it's promise. I like how it doesn't want to push me onto 'good' or 'bad' paths, I can just role play my character how I want and not feel like I'm choosing suboptimal options all the time. 


    It's also really immersive, I love just hanging around, tinkering with my gear and implants. Then do some missions, head home for a rest. I wish you could have a proper meal like in Yakuza though. 

  4. 3 hours ago, K said:



    In order:


    Yes. There are still a few, but no more than any other major open world game.


    It's 90% fixed. You can still see it happen sometimes as the "fake" cars in the distance transition into proper 3D models, but it's much, much better than it was before the 1.5 patch.


     There are many, many adjustments to the structure, so that missions get doled out as you progress rather than getting dumped on you in one huge avalanche of content.

    I can't compare to how it was before, but I'm about 10 hours in and the missions and side missions come naturally. So far I've always had a main mission, 5 or 6 side missions of which some would be too high level and some vehicle purchasing stuff going on. It feels nice, enough choice but not overwhelming. 



    The world is much more alive, with metro trains running around and police chases happening around you. Etc.


    Yeah the world feels quite lively. I'd say it's pretty similar to GTA V in terms of the amount of npcs walking about. I haven't seen too many random events other than the scripted ones though. 

  5. 4 hours ago, gossi the dog said:

    This is up for preorder on Xbox. They’re doing that super annoying thing where if you buy the deluxe edition (which is £5 more expensive) you get three days early access.

    That shit is some of the most cynical cash grabbing. They are charging extra for getting the game on release day and making everyone who doesn't cough up wait. You're not paying for something extra but to prevent being punished for not paying. 

  6. 17 hours ago, ZOK said:

    Have you fitted it into your deck? You’ll have a certain number of slots in your cyberswede doohickey, and you can only use the hacks you have slotted.

    Yeah, it turns out I have to do the breach mini game before I can use it. Any tips for that BTW? I'm terrible at it. 


    Anyway, I've been playing this all afternoon, just finished with the heist mission and the story stuff after. I love it! I'm slowly tailoring my V to fit with my 'try to be stealthy but fuck up and kill everyone anyway'. Haven't had any bugs so far, everything's running very smooth. 



  7. 3 hours ago, Kayin Amoh said:

    Voice acting should have been more of a priority as well, I'm not adverse to having uncommon accents in there (I think this aspect could be awesome, actually) but the deliveries just sound wrong, like there's the wrong type of emotion behind the word and that they don't match the intent or onscreen action. (And weirdly, they digitized the best voice acting I'd heard so far, the Irish guy from the first trailer offering Stone a way out of prison.)

    While it does sound a little off I do really like the voice actor. Especially in combination with the excellent character design, it gives her a very unique personality.


    Gameplay wise I'm less convinced, but hopefully they will use the time they have left well. It feels like there's an awesome game in here that's not quite there yet.

  8. Just played through the intro on my Series X (twice, because I wanted to respec). Whatever failings this may have later on, what I've seen so far in terms of atmosphere and world detail is just incredible. This is the first game I've played on Series X that feels proper next gen to me. Even if this gets buggy or unbalanced I will most likely still greatly enjoy playing it just to be in this amazing world.

  9. 4 hours ago, merrychan said:

    I absolutely love this game, playing on the mode where you can save your weapons for the next go is brilliant.

    Yeah I feel the same, it lets you play the game with a different mindset. I love the music and the atmosphere and just seeing how far I can go and which weapon to use when. I suspect if you play for score it's much less fun.

  10. Succession - 5/5


    Amazing drama in every way, I was hooked from start to finish. It's about a Rupert Murdoch style media magnate and his family. There's lots of scheming, intrigue and politics about the running of the company and the succession of the father. 


    Every character in the show is deeply flawed, but also has actual depth and even though they do horrible things you always keep some sympathy for them. 


    Highly recommended! 

  11. I just finished rewatching season 1. It's quite far removed from the end of Better Call Saul. The vibe is very different, especially the first few episodes feel like they are part of a different show. It doesn't really have the amazing cinematography yet or the brilliant music montages (there was 1,it was OK). 


    I get why some people get turned off by it. There's a lot of focus on the cancer too which can be a little uncomfortable because it's quite realistic. 


    That said, even at it's worst this show is still great to watch. Episodes 6 and 7 were the best, I'm looking forward to season 2.

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