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    blackdog reacted to FMPONE in The Ascent   
    Yeah I’m happy they’re having sustainable success, but I saw the screenshots people were saying looked so great, and they didn’t do much for me. I agree with the kitbashed sentiment, quite like the top of a Star Wars ship but using a cyberpunk city theme. 
    While Cyberpunk 20forgot-the-digits may have let people down, it truly looked the part of a big exciting game, and it had that art direction on point. This game seems to be pleasing people, but it looks very much like an aimless indie game to my eyes.
    I never played Disco Elysium but even that comparable indie game seemed to have a lot more visual appeal and art direction with the isometric idea.
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    blackdog reacted to Minos in The Ascent   
    Yeah, I got a Series X + 3 years of game pass (did that trick of buying 3 years of Live Gold at Costco then converting to gamepass for 1 dollar ). Amazing deal.
    As for the game, while the gameplay is solid it felt similar to other games I played before. I had a hard time getting immersed too... the initial environments looked very kitbashed and unbelievable. With so many other quality games to play, I just preferred to play something else  
    Definitely give it a try if you are interested though, it's really impressive what the team accomplished!
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    blackdog got a reaction from FMPONE in The Ascent   
    Sounds like the game has been a success for these guys, they are very fun to listen to, and surely they must be to work with.
     
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    blackdog got a reaction from ThunderKeil in Deathloop - New Arkane Lyon's game   
    I don’t trust user reviews pooped out this quickly. It’s literally come out today; I wouldn’t review a game after 1 session unless it was really terrible*, and this doesn’t look terrible… just maybe “complex”**.
    And something this “complex” needs some actual playtime to judge? Like you’d need to get close to the endgame… otherwise it’s like Returnal, that appears as “too difficult”.
    Google search brings up 86% Metacritic and some 5/5 from the likes of Eurogamer or Gamespot btw, a legit buy for anyone that likes the previous games or the genre.
    *I hardly invest time reviewing unless really triggered.
    **As complex as any other Arkane game, I see it as a streamlined Dishonoured if anything.
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    blackdog reacted to Radu in Vineyard - Danger Zone   
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    blackdog got a reaction from leplubodeslapin in Deathloop - New Arkane Lyon's game   
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    blackdog got a reaction from ┌HP┘ in Alan Wake   
    Same, I feel driving sections are particularly tricky in linear SP games, I had the same problem, and had it before in HL2* and recently in Uncharted 4. I feel when you insert that sort of section you need to make very clear you are not going to get any collectible, or you’re gonna find them in very obvious places… you have to make the player either chase a carrot or run away from something, otherwise it’s just such a stuttering experience that becomes very unenjoyable.
    *it worked in Ep2 when they made you race Dog or run away from the helicopter.
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    blackdog reacted to Tisky in Life is strange sometimes   
    Between 1990 and 1996 i lived in a house together with my family and it was the period of my life that i remember most fondly. 
    We got a Super Nintendo while we lived there and after my mother and step-father broke up and we sold the house life kind of went spiraling downwards. By 2004 My grandmother and grandfather died of cancer, my father had commited suicide and my mother started abusing heavy drugs. 
    All i ever really wanted was to find the same stability and family-life i had as a kid. 
    My kids mother (we were together between 2004 and 2012) destroyed my hope for women but i got two amazing kids out of that relationship. 
    I met a woman through internet after years of terrible dates and extremly low self-esteem. I remember thinking when i first saw her that "she is waaay out of my League". Fast forward and this weekend we moved into a house, on the same street i grew up on. I would never have dreamt of this in a million years and i get all teared up watching my daughters playing Sim City on the SNES mini. 
    Sorry for the rant but i never thought a game i played as a kid could make me feel this way today. 

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    blackdog reacted to ThunderKeil in What have you watched recently?   
    Sorry if not the best thread for this but I kind of wanted to call attention to the recent death of Sean Lock
    I've been hooked on British TV for a good while now - QI, 8oo10c/dc, BFQ, TM, WILTY, etc. Sean was an integral part of that and I will miss him greatly
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    blackdog reacted to AlexM in Hello :)   
    I'm still alive
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    blackdog reacted to will2k in wow thanks mapcore   
    "Unless Thrik implements perks for leveling up, I will stop playing this game, and I will uninstall Mapcore soon to free up some space on my SSD "
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    blackdog reacted to Minos in wow thanks mapcore   
    Blackdog, your posts fill me enthusiasm, you deserve the badge Nice work!
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    blackdog reacted to Pampers in The Matrix Resurrections   
    There is something oddly charming about it though, they had such ambitions compared to the tech they had at the time.
    We need new Matrix games, then Laurence Fishburne won't have to get back in shape to get to play Morpheus. Or someone can go make The Specialist 2 thx
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    blackdog reacted to FMPONE in The Matrix Resurrections   
    I've rewatched the trailer a few times and... at this point I'm... pretty sure it's gonna suck.
    Budget Morpheus FTL
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    blackdog reacted to Bunglo in The Matrix Resurrections   
    Holy shit, I completely forget this was even a thing. I'm far more willing to give this a chance than the sequels.
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    blackdog reacted to NikiOo in The Matrix Resurrections   
    Sucks that John Wick is in this film. Didn't really like him as a character.
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    blackdog reacted to Buddy in Alan Wake   
    @ThunderKeil You're right, my bad. Still, I think the term remaster doesn't apply very well here.
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    blackdog got a reaction from El Moroes in Alan Wake   
    If you told me this was the original trailer for the X360 launch, I would believe you
    I was expecting the trailer to (subtly) highlight the improvements… I mean the sorest point in the presentation department was the facial animation, so I would have liked to see a brief cut showing they worked on that, instead the glimpses make me fear it’s been left untouched. Alan’s face seems more detailed (pardon me I’m only on mobile atm, but impressive stuff is impressive no matter where you look at it)
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    blackdog got a reaction from ┌HP┘ in The Matrix Resurrections   
    What about Animatrix? I think that was probably the best thing after the first film and the highway scene
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    blackdog reacted to Bunglo in The Matrix Resurrections   
    I still haven't seen any of the films after the 1st one. I'm afraid they'll ruin The Matrix for me. I'm basically ignoring this one too.
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    blackdog got a reaction from will2k in The Matrix Resurrections   
    I bet you he’s not woke enough.
    ~
    Trailer looks alright, I’m not particularly captivated, it’s lacking the wow factor of the original over the top action…
    And it looks like everything has just been reset, so easy way out to get rid of Fishbourne. Doesn’t give me confidence they are trying to answer any of the questions left from the trilogy, rather than just repackaging the same ideas.
    The replacement Morpheus looks like an annoying, discount, lookalike (as well as white rabbit seems to merge the random girl and Jada-Pinknett 😕). If you won’t cast the original actor(s) then just go and be fully original, instead of playing the “oh so this is new X character”.
    Hope they can beat my pessimism, but given how shit Sense8 was I have zero expectations.
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    blackdog reacted to ┌HP┘ in Far Cry 6   
    They're indeed a far cry from the original game. 
     
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    blackdog got a reaction from ┌HP┘ in Alan Wake   
    If you told me this was the original trailer for the X360 launch, I would believe you
    I was expecting the trailer to (subtly) highlight the improvements… I mean the sorest point in the presentation department was the facial animation, so I would have liked to see a brief cut showing they worked on that, instead the glimpses make me fear it’s been left untouched. Alan’s face seems more detailed (pardon me I’m only on mobile atm, but impressive stuff is impressive no matter where you look at it)
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    blackdog reacted to ┌HP┘ in The Matrix Resurrections   
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    blackdog reacted to FMPONE in The Matrix Resurrections   
    Remember that lame ass, watered-down dragonball Z fighting from the last movie? I wonder if they have any new ideas action-wise. Some of the sequences they originated are still hard to top (the lobby scene, bullet-time, freeway chase). I hope they have some decent ideas and concepts there, otherwise it won’t feel like a real sequel
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