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  1. footle

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    I’m not progressing very well with the story. Keep getting sucked into multi part side quests and repeated fort infiltration disasters.
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Syndicate is very brown. It's also something that suffers because: It's not as interesting or large a locale as Egypt or Greece. It's more the end of the previous sequence of games. It's not as interesting or detailed a place as something more focused such as Dishonored. Some people liked it though.
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    Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    How can anyone be surprised? It was always going to be on sale by the end of the month as the heavy hitters came out.
  4. Ignore the first Witcher; run through one of the paths in the second; play the third. or just play the third because you might find the second a bit out of date (though you’ll miss some story references). you’ll have an open world RPG experience that hasn’t been matched in any respect on the current generation of consoles.
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    Edge #325 - Settle your scores here ;)

    Given that Nate’s already posted on the subject in this thread, that they don’t actually have control there - unlike the iOS publication...?
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    This barely qualifies as a teenagers critique, there being a big difference between a salaried job doing 37.5 hours and a salaried job based on a 37.5 hour week where you’re instead doing 70 hours because “crunch” - regardless of whether that overtime is paid or not. one of them values your time at a particular number you know upfront. The other is far more exploitative.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    There's a difference between "occasional" and "systematically", and "outside of" and "work multiples of your normal hours per week".
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    I took an age to get to level 20 (I could easily imagine it was closer to 30 than 20 hours), but: * I'm playing on Hard, not Normal, which means there's a hell of a lot of dying in a heap then restarting because I'm crap. I'm sure if I wasn't playing on Hard, and didn't occasionally decide to play kite-the-mercenary-two-levels-above or underlevelled-fort-pile-on for a couple of hours, I'd have levelled much more quickly. * I've made that choice, and occasionally wander off from the story path. It's the kind of game where you could min-max it, if you wished. If you don't, then it'll take a while.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    No, Stanley’s argument appears to be that it’s ok to buy games built in an exploitative manner because every form of work is exploitative (he compares the project management failure of games industry crunch on a game that’s going to draw in tens to hundreds of millions to the care industry, ffs). It’s pathetic. You don’t get the leaders of care industry companies giving interviews in the press about their and their staff’s 100 hour work ethic.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Might miss some marketing DLC no one cares about, but you’d expect that if there’s any performance issue it’s easier to sort out on the architecture with a load more power and a unified GPU. the number of multiplatform “better on Pro” releases can be counted on a single hand. whether additional resolution is worth anything is another question: probably not once you’re past 1800p given current scaling techniques.
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    One thing it does, that earlier Assassin's Creed games desperately needed, is give you lots and lots of targets. If you want to perfect your assassin-ing in large forts, caves or camps, you have lots of opportunities to try out different styles. Whereas older games would pay lip service to the idea, then drop you out to a cut scene.
  12. Liked it, but then Chazelle doing a movie about Gemini and Apollo was always going to appeal. Little sad that we didn’t manage to sort our calendars out to see it at the BFI IMAX. perhaps a little long, though I’m not sure what I’d cut. wife also nodded off briefly on the moon. I wonder whether it was just the sudden silence.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Deleted drivel, wrong thread.
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    It also gives you the opportunity to change your skill set at any point in order to let you change your play style when it starts to pall. I’m basically warrior and assassin with only three points in hunter. (level 19, probably 25 hours, keep getting distracted and suspect I could be a lot further through the story if I was being more focused)
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    Xbox One Console Thread

    No, because there’s additional processing and games modes don’t support it. An additional limitation on my relatively old B6 was that I could play 4k60 in HDR10 mode using my PC, but only 1080p60 or 4k30 in Dolby Vision mode (using mass effect andromeda). Colours/colour balance was far better on the latter, but the drop in frame rate or resolution was pretty disappointing and visible. Never worked out whether the problem was: - inherent in the support on the tv - inherent in the support from the game - inherent in the support from the drivers - something to do with 4:2:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4 being needed for Dolby Vision, and some other issue in the chain - windows having fucked HDR support, this being about this point last year. - all of the above.
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