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    RⒶGE 2 - Explosions by Avalanche Studios

    Not just pretty dark, but absolutely black, in rooms where there are objects to pick up, which I just can’t understand. I can only assume the lighting is broken. No brightness setting in the game is totally baffling too- why would this be missed out?? Really feels like the console version even on the X is really second rate.
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    RⒶGE 2 - Explosions by Avalanche Studios

    I’m really struggling playing this- I just can’t get over how bad it looks. The open world sections are kind of OK, but the interior sections like the sewers just look terrible. There are incredibly low res flat textures, boxy architecture and the addition of the neon lighting makes it look incredibly artificial and fake. I’m playing on the Xbox One X so maybe the PC graphics are a lot better, but coming off the back of things like Assassin’s Creed and Days Gone, I just can’t understand why it looks so poor, especially when it can’t handle 4K. Even some of the combat doesn’t feel right to me either- just done the sewer mission, and the mutants just don’t seem to move right. When they do that flip off the wall animation, it feels like frames are mission and they almost teleport a little. Even the enemy and character design is last gen and incredibly uninspired so far, like it’s using Borderlands rejects or something. Maybe I’m being overly harsh and it just isn’t my cup of tea, but it’s really not doing anything for me at all at the moment. I’m going to give it a bit more and see if it gets any better and hope my early impressions change. And there’s no brightness setting either? I’ve been inside buildings where it’s totally pitch black apart from the flashing red of items and I can pick up and the x button prompt telling me I can do so. That can’t be right.
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    The Tick (2016, Amazon)

    What is it with streaming services cancelling their good shows? First Santa Clarita Diet, and now this! Fingers crossed they find somewhere else for it, this really deserves a third season.
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    RⒶGE 2 - Explosions by Avalanche Studios

    This game really doesn’t make a good first impression- the graphics are pretty basic, especially in terms of buildings and bases. It’s also quite easy to get stuck in architecture, which is pretty janky. Some of the graphical assets look very low res close up too, almost last gen. And what’s with that really crappy icon over peoples’ heads to indicate they have something to tell you? Looks like a placeholder graphic added in at the last minute.
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    RⒶGE 2 - Explosions by Avalanche Studios

    Didn’t even get this in the post from Simply today- definitely won’t be using them again for pre-orders.
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    RⒶGE 2 - Explosions by Avalanche Studios

    Are there currently known issues with the game that the patch will fix then?
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    RⒶGE 2 - Explosions by Avalanche Studios

    Simply said the release date was being very tightly controlled, so they can’t ship until Monday. Not sure how that explains why other companies have gotten away with it though, or whether they were lying.
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    You’ll need to do it in order to hunt down certain cult members through.
  9. Fits with what makes sense really- just delay all the supposed content, eventually release some tiny update and then quietly announce they've stopped development when they'll be hoping most people will be well past the point of caring. It cannot be worth them doing any further development on the game now- it'd take a massive amount of new content to draw anyone back at this stage, certainly not the drip feed they've got mapped out, and it just won't be worth the money it'd cost them. It's amazing to see a game get released in this state though, hence the massively reduced pre-order price of £30 widely offered online shortly before it came out I guess. Does the game still have those two shops in the market place which both link to exactly the same items?
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    Days Gone - Sons of Anarchy x Last of Us

    The whole lack of physical flashlight thing is really weird- did it get added at the last minute or something?
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    Santa Clarita Diet - Netflix

    Definitely is- the creators seemed pretty confident they’d get renewed in recent interviews too! They had plans to do two more and end after season five.
  12. I’m totally with you on that- it’s an almost offensively disingenuous statement. And makes me wonder if the rest of what they’re saying is bullshit too. It’s like they know purchasers are aware of the situation, but they’re attempting to underplay it in order to avoid alienating any further people who might read that statement and still buy the game. Surely at this point though the whole fiasco is beyond saving and this is just lip service to avoid any further outcry right now? I can’t imagine anything else happening but this content maybe being released eventually in a diminished state, but delayed to the point where they hope people will have already given up caring to minimise the negative reaction.
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Ironically Most of the choices you make aren’t really that far reaching, certainly nothing along the lines of the Witcher where you see totally different sections of the game.
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    The Division 2

    Disappointingly, this gets more shonky with every patch. I’m now getting doors which open to areas of total blackness (which I can go inside but can’t see anything in), and enemies spawning in areas which can’t be reached, meaning missions have to be abandoned halfway through.
  15. They even managed to screw up the email newsletter for it- must have been in such a rush to send it out, they forgot to check that they’d duplicated the content panels, so you get two sections telling you exactly the same thing and linking through to the trailer.
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