A PS4 Thread: Because You Had to Play "Knack"

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eh, should i bite for Talos?

Nhex, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 07:46 (two months ago) link

no

ciderpress, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 13:23 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

There are a handful of old and/or sequel games I'm curious but almost 100% ignorant about - Fry Cry 3, Bioshock Collection and Borderlands (3 comes out soon). Are these all just shooters? Are they any good or worth getting cheap? The first two have a couple of vague red flags about them, like seeming too bro-like or, in the case of the latter, Ayn Rand-y. Right? What can anyone tell me about them?

I bought the remastered Shadow of the Colossus for $12. Game looks great, if a little limited in scope (if not scale!).

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 August 2019 17:38 (one month ago) link

i don't think any of those are particularly worth playing in 2019, the good elements of them have all been absorbed into better games by now

ciderpress, Saturday, 17 August 2019 17:58 (one month ago) link

Lol would totally play Fry Cry: Jurrasic Bark

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:13 (one month ago) link

Bioshock is at least semi-critical of Objectivism if not full blown (at least the opposite site is such a cartoon I can't imagine it being taken seriously, compared to the Randians) and maybe worth a play. I haven't played the sequels.

Borderlands 3 comes out in a little while and you can probably just wait for that

Nhex, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:17 (one month ago) link

bioshock infinite is the one that gets that criticism, not the first 2

ciderpress, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:19 (one month ago) link

iirc, i never played it

ciderpress, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:20 (one month ago) link

the good elements of them have all been absorbed into better games by now

otm

Karl Malone, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:20 (one month ago) link

like i dunno why you'd play far cry 3 when that series is basically iterative, just play 4 or 5 and get current gen graphics with your crappy far cry writing

ciderpress, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:22 (one month ago) link

At least for Bioshock and Colossus - gameplay-wise they're definitely superceded, but there's probably still plenty worthwhile in them if you like the story and environment. Shadow in particular has this uncanny loneliness few games even look for, and I played the PS2 version a decade after release.

But I haven't played either in a long time, so feel free to correct me

Nhex, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:58 (one month ago) link

Collosus seems good so far.

Re Far Cry series, there must be more than just tech differences, since people seemingly have clear preferences for one over another.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 August 2019 19:04 (one month ago) link

"uncanny loneliness" a great coinage for that particular videogame feeling. tomb raider 1 had this in spades.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 17 August 2019 19:25 (one month ago) link

Borderlands 3 is tough to stomach after the Randy Pitchfork shitshow

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 17 August 2019 19:30 (one month ago) link

metroid series is another ‘uncanny loneliness’ simulator

THE FUCKING EMPIRE OF SOUR CREAM (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 17 August 2019 19:31 (one month ago) link

And Dark Souls.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 August 2019 20:29 (one month ago) link

Far cry 2 is the only entry in that series that one should try to play the others yeah you can play the most recent or whichever theme seems fun I guess primal or whatever they’re all the same w different skins

Mordy, Saturday, 17 August 2019 22:30 (one month ago) link

So just curious, why that one? Because others say Far Cry 3 is the best, others say 4 a big step down, some say 5 is a fun return to form ... what's shifting between sequels to make one better than the other if they are all fundamentally the same?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 August 2019 22:52 (one month ago) link

different people like different settings and characters and stories i think thats all there really is to it.

ciderpress, Saturday, 17 August 2019 23:40 (one month ago) link

But the gameplay is more or less the same, just the stories and graphics and stuff change from version to version? Like, for example, people seem to like Dark Souls 2 the least of the three (and Bloodborne), but as far as I can tell that's because they messed with the gameplay, right? So you're saying the gameplay of all the Far Cry games is more or less the same, but some people prefer one story or setting over the other? Just wondering, I've not played any of the Far Cry games.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 August 2019 02:06 (one month ago) link

far cry 2 is not like the other ones - much more immersive experience. the others are all more or less iterative tho, but that particular entry stands out.

Mordy, Sunday, 18 August 2019 04:11 (one month ago) link

I read someone else observe that Far Cry 1/2/3 are all pretty different from one another, but Far Cry 3/4/5 are all kind of the same idea. Eh, I'll file 3 (which overwhelmingly seems the One To Get) in the pile of potential games I don't need now but that know I can always pick up for $15 or less

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 August 2019 15:31 (one month ago) link

why isn't there a decent letterboxd clone for video games yet...

Nhex, Sunday, 18 August 2019 15:44 (one month ago) link

I played Shadow a bit and after two bosses was completely bored by it.

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Sunday, 18 August 2019 15:48 (one month ago) link

That's as far as I have gotten so far. I kind of assume it is the same thing over and over again, with different big creatures, but at least the game looks pretty good. And I think I paid $12 for it.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 August 2019 16:56 (one month ago) link

the pretty goodness per $ quotient is off the charts!

Karl Malone, Sunday, 18 August 2019 17:17 (one month ago) link

how do you feel about old country buffet

ciderpress, Sunday, 18 August 2019 18:05 (one month ago) link

I think the graphics are pretty cool, it almost looks exactly like real food.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 August 2019 18:46 (one month ago) link

Far Cry Primal is pretty different from the main series but seems forgotten now. It's the only one that interested me. I guess Horizon ZD and maybe Monster Hunter sort of made it obsolete? Anyone play that one? I've only watched vidyas.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 19 August 2019 20:14 (one month ago) link

I played Shadow a bit and after two bosses was completely bored by it.

:(

keep going!!

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 19 August 2019 20:15 (one month ago) link

I bought a cheap copy of Horizon, people seem to love that one.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 19 August 2019 20:45 (one month ago) link

I certainly love HZD.

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:09 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Kojima (or some other human) is apparently going to show 80 minutes of gameplay for Death Stranding next week.

Aphex Twinge (Leee), Friday, 6 September 2019 21:35 (two weeks ago) link

80 minutes of pissing

ciderpress, Friday, 6 September 2019 22:56 (two weeks ago) link

Long Pissman

untuned mass damper (mh), Friday, 6 September 2019 23:37 (two weeks ago) link

I played Shadow a bit and after two bosses was completely bored by it.

:(

keep going!!

I did the third boss! Right index finger was tired from holding R2 down.

Johnny Grottan from the Skeks Pistols (Leee), Monday, 9 September 2019 19:29 (one week ago) link

afaict that's pretty much the game.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 September 2019 20:02 (one week ago) link

whateverrrr you guys haven't even beat avion yet, gtfoh

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 19:46 (one week ago) link

The bird? I beat the bird.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 01:46 (one week ago) link

I think I'm to the water boss.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 01:48 (one week ago) link

Anyone played Blasphemous yet? Looks like it might scratch that Hollow Knight itch until the sequel comes out

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 13:43 (one week ago) link

I almost pulled the trigger for it on the Switch yesterday, but I have a pretty big backlog and (speak of the devil) I find Hollow Knight (for only $15!) just sets the bar so high. Like, I'm going to buy Blasphemous eventually, but it's a head-scratcher whenever I read reviews that call it "gorgeous" or whatever, because by the standard of Hollow Knight all the pixel stuff is just so (imo) underwhelming. But yeah, reviews are generally very positive.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 13:53 (one week ago) link

I'm a sucker for Souls-like mystique (which Hollow Knight delivered as well) so that's a good selling point also.

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 14:01 (one week ago) link

The artwork / design does look pretty awesome and very different from the usual 'vania-clone

Nhex, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 14:32 (one week ago) link

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-49662096

shocked-pikachu.jpg

Johnny Grottan from the Skeks Pistols (Leee), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:35 (one week ago) link

also O and X were chosen to indicate yes and no for menus etc but then American devs flipped them for whatever reason

ciderpress, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:41 (one week ago) link

easy way to remember:

X marks the spot that you want to press to go forward, O means nOOOO!

I am also Harl (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 21:10 (one week ago) link


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