I dunno which of these would be to your tastes or which you might prefer on the PC, but these have been my favorite PS4 releases so far.maz89 wrote:So I should get it for the PS4? Hmm.
Side note: what games MUST I play on the PS4? (I'll be getting my hands on it for a couple of weeks. Will play Uncharted Lost Legacy first.)
Ah you're missing out. I think what little horror is there is offset by the extreme goofiness.maz89 wrote:I have RE7 but I'm too much of a chicken to play it.
Yup. If possible I recommend playing the original Nier first but Automata does stand on its own.The latter is the one that featured a psychotic version of Romeo and Juliet?
I thought it was honestly easier than the first two Dark Souls games (Haven't yet played the third) for 90% of the game but I've known people that thought it was harder. It relies on you playing ore aggressively than Dark Souls did which throws some people off I guess. No shields*, so the days of turtling are gone!Bloodborne seems interesting. Is it as difficult as the titles in the Dark Souls series?
I promise that's coming up soon in my queue of gaming! I'm trying to finish Shadow of the Colossus and Xenoblade 2 first. And also maybe my second playthrough of Super Robot Wars V. And I might go back to the insanity that is Drakengard too. Super Robot Wars X comes out at the end of April as well...maz89 wrote:Or Witcher 3.
Raxivace wrote:Hey, Charles Dance is in this game!
Yeah those Arya season 2 scenes are great.maz89 wrote:All this tells me is that I need to dig into more Charles Dance stuff. I honestly miss his work in the earlier seasons of GoT. Can never forget those tense scenes with Arya in season 2 (I think).
I'm trying but the dodging doesn't always feel effective. A couple of times trying to dodge enemies has got me trapped in geometry, which hasn't happened to me since like the PS2 days. I just fought a boss too that got caught in geometry itself and I was able to combo it to death while it just stood there, which was pretty .maz89 wrote:Gangs of enemies can be hard. Are you using dodge effectively?
Uh I killed the tree spirit, made the lubberkin, and had the Baron ride off to cure his wife. I think those were the big decisions I made.maz89 wrote:Anyway, what were your decisions in the main Velen story?
I mean I'm liking the general quests, I think they're all pretty engaging for the most part. Thematically I don't have a read on the game yet, though if it doubles down on this fatherhood stuff with Ciri then that will be pretty disappointing since its easily the worst bit of the game so far.I hear nothing about how deliciously engaging you're finding the story/themes/visuals.
Counter-point: the controller lights up a different color whether you have your steel sword or silver sword unsheathed. Therefore the PS4 is actually the best system to play the game on.Also, if that geometry stuff happens again, it will just be evidence for the fact that this the game sucks on the PS4, lol.
Invincibility frames. A lot of games will make you invincible for a brief moment (I.e. certain frames of animation) while dodging.maz89 wrote:What's i-frames?
I'm not trying to reduce Witcher 3 down to that, its just as a running throughline throughout all of the stuff that does interest me in the game I think its kind of weak, at least so far. Like despite playing as her like four or five times I'm just not sold on Ciri as a character, which kind of weakens my views on that part of Geralt's character. Hopefully this changes some whenever I finally find her, but there's too much Gwent to play first (Seriously, Gwent is getting really addicting. Once I'm done with Witcher 3 and its DLC's I'm buying that Gwent standalone game).Re: fatherhood stuff... Weeellll... I think there's a ton of characters/events/choices in the game that make The Witcher 3 the thematically rich, deeply engaging, mythologically dense masterpiece that it is and to reduce the game down to just Geralt's relationship with Ciri is a kind of disservice to that. But, to come back to your reservation, I'll take this opportunity to confirm that the fatherhood stuff is indeed a well the Witcher 3 will return to, lol.
Probably the best one overall was the one with Keira and the spooky ghost tower. The whole buildup with sailing to the island, trudging through it, and then finding this haunted location and talking to the lying ghost chick was really cool (Though I believed her for some reason and the one fisherman dude got killed). Going back to talk Keira down from was basically killing herself was also good (I actually goofed and picked the wrong dialogue option when I first did this part and got into a boss fight with her. I played it out anyways to see what it was like, and while its probably a better ending to the questline I went back and loaded an old save to pick the dialogue I had actually wanted).So tell me about those memorable side quests.
Raxivace wrote:Invincibility frames. A lot of games will make you invincible for a brief moment (I.e. certain frames of animation) while dodging.maz89 wrote:What's i-frames?
Raxivace wrote:I'm not trying to reduce Witcher 3 down to that, its just as a running throughline throughout all of the stuff that does interest me in the game I think its kind of weak, at least so far. Like despite playing as her like four or five times I'm just not sold on Ciri as a character, which kind of weakens my views on that part of Geralt's character. Hopefully this changes some whenever I finally find her, but there's too much Gwent to play first (Seriously, Gwent is getting really addicting. Once I'm done with Witcher 3 and its DLC's I'm buying that Gwent standalone game).
Raxivace wrote:Rare good post on Twitter hints that Geralt is going to cameo in a non-Witcher game.
My guess is the new Soul Calibur, since they always have bizarre guest characters.
If I'm dodging away from an enemy's attacks I won't, but I can't dodge through them which makes it a bit rough. Its a big problem for me when I'm surrounded by enemies, especially gangs of drowners and those other guys that throw mud or fecal matter or whatever the hell it is at you. Easily my most hated enemies here.But, IIRC, if you do it right, Geralt doesn't take any damage.
I like Soul Calibur and was already planning on picking up the new game lol. The cameo characters are usually fun- I remember the GameCube version of Soul Calibur II had Link from The Legend of Zelda and the Xbox 360 version of Soul Calibur IV had fucking Yoda in it. Spawn of all characters was in another one. Geralt should be a pretty good inclusion if that's what's going to happen.maz89 wrote:Raxivace wrote:Rare good post on Twitter hints that Geralt is going to cameo in a non-Witcher game.
My guess is the new Soul Calibur, since they always have bizarre guest characters.
I don't think I've ever played that but for Geralt... okay, wait, I'm not sure if I'll play that, lol. I like Geralt and all, but it's really The Witcher as a whole that I love.
Mass Effect lost me early into the first game, so I've been off that train before it was cool lol.I'm cautiously optimistic about The Witcher 4, even though the developers initially said they said they wouldn't make it (they later said "we were talking about Geralt's story but there are other stories to tell too". Phff). I just hope they don't go the Mass Effect way... (I say this despite not having played ME4, which I really, really want to at some point being a die-hard fan of the trilogy. I'm sure I've mentioned this.)
Nah, I had always planned on doing all of the content I could for the game. I don't think I mentioned this before, but I'm also going for all of the Trophies as well (If for whatever reason you want to track my progress on that front, you can do so here.).maz89 wrote:Well, good to know that you're taking your time to "re-take the country". My biggest fear was that you'd just do a speedrun and ask me why I put 150 hours in the game. :p
I forgot to mention that I do have a full set of Witcher gear now too which helped, though it doesn't have any of the upgrades yet. I forget which one it is off of the top of my head.I'm amazed at how you managed to do a Level 23 quest at only Level 11. I'm telling ya those glitches don't happen on the PC. Then again, different lighting on the controller for the steel and silver swords is a cool gimmick.
The version of the game I got came with both DLC's, though it'll be a while before I get to them.Don't forget that there's two expansions that will increase the scope of the game by another 15%. Both of them are fantastic.
Yeah they just never clicked with me at all on any front and between not liking Mass Effect or any of the Bethesda stuff I've mostly just stayed away from WRPG's until Witcher 3.maz89 wrote:There are annoyances in ME, for sure, in particular the clunky controls/combat and the tiresome exploration on that buggy. But I absolutely loved the characters, story and score. Really, that weird electronic swooning kind of score really had me hooked, and then, when towards the climax of the first game, you discover a warning from a world long gone, it sent chills down my spine and I fell in love with the game. It really stirred a sense of dread, as well as a bittersweet tone in its "we'll all probably die but it's worth trying anyway" message. And then ME2 was just brilliant (this is the game I played first before going back to ME and finding an underrated treasure). ME3 had an upgraded combat system but it was flawed - not because of its critically panned ending but due to some other lame, audience-pandering, cliched subplots. Too bad you'll never play 'em. : (
Eh you never know. I could die in a freak accident before Witcher 4 comes out for all we know.maz89 wrote:You'll "probably" play Witcher 4... that should be a given after W3, really.
Raxivace wrote:Fought another Wyvern today, this one was Level ??? while Geralt was only Level 16. Guess what happened during the fight? Watch this documentary footage to find out, since I remembered the PS4 Share function exists.
Yeah its bizarre. For a while there, the deeper I got into the game the glitchier it got, though it seems to have calmed down now.maz89 wrote:Hilarious! WTF. Listen, and I repeat, this shit didn't happen on the PC.
Sorry to hear about your work. :(maz89 wrote:Dammit, given that I won't have any time to play Soul Calibur VI, I'll just have to feast on youtube extracts of the game or whatever. Work's gotten a bit crazy. :/
I actually did Google around a bit to see if anyone had similar views on this quest as me. Closest I found was this Reddit thread, and I'm kind surprised I didn't find more people like that given how insanely popular The Witcher 3 is. Most comments I found online seemed to be about people falling for the trick ending, which is interesting in its own right I guess (And I must admit to goofing myself during that confrontation the first time through since I thought the prostitute was in immediate danger).lmao, I honestly don't think anyone has ever evaluated Carnal Sins to this degree. Clearly, not even the writers themselves, lol...
It maybe could have worked if they addressed it more, I guess. Instead it feels like they were more interested in the misdirect without thinking much about how much thematic sense what they were going for makes.maz89 wrote:Just to play devil's advocate, I don't think there's anything innately unbelievable about a vampire worshipping a Church - many gay people are into religions that despise them too. But I guess your point is more about how poorly this thread was developed. ;)
I've done some of the story stuff in Skellige now with Yennifer at least, but I'm not done with it yet. It just seems like she has more of a personality, whereas Triss felt a little bit too girl-next-doorish, yeah. Also she didn't let me talk to her to fix this second statue, which is pissing me off. I hope her damn boat sank.I do disagree about the Triss sidequest lacking oomph. But I can understand you not being too fond of the character because she is indeed relatively mellow, good-natured and friendly (her unrequited love for Geralt gives her that plain good-girl-next-door vibe). Don't think you've been acquainted with Yennifer properly yet, but let me tell you she can be quite annoying. Still ended up going with her though because, well, mythology and fate and shit.
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