General Video Game Thread


  • Pitcrew

    @royal said in General Video Game Thread:

    @rucket said in General Video Game Thread:

    So been playing the Spider-Man game on PS4 and it's real good. Combat is fast, moving around Manhattan is cool, and the story stuff seems interesting, at least for someone who has a cursory knowledge of Spider-Man stuff. The one down side is some of the side content is downright repetitive, so I do kind of give it a few knocks against it for that.

    To combat the repetitive side missions, I've been trying a different tactic.

    I get really, really stoned.

    Joke(kind of) aside, I'm loving this game. Web swinging around NYC is always fun. Relaxing like a smart garden. With punching and witty dialogue.

    Haha. Yeah. It's the crimes man. THE CRIMES. But I finally cleared them all yesterday and got my gold trophy for 100%ing every district. Now to finish up the main story and get that Platinum.


  • Pitcrew

    I honestly just ... this is the first game that's come out that makes me WANT a PS4, and that's sad, because I don't have that kind of money not even CLOSE




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  • Coder

    This whole TTG thing is fucked up beyond all recognition.

    Or it should be.

    But it happens far to often.


  • Politics

    @lithium

    What the hell is this TTG thing?


  • Coder

    @ganymede -- Telltale Games Studio

    ETA: Related and interesting article about how the company fell apart and why it kinda sucks to work in the video game industry.


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  • Coder

    Now that I know that Tell Tale Games is going out of house to finish The Walking Dead, I’m thinking about asking for my money back for the next two episodes.

    What a complete dick move to fire your entire staff then outsource to finish development. Continuity is shot, people are abused, just leaves a bad taste in my mouth that I want to vote with my wallet.


  • Pitcrew

    @thenomain said in General Video Game Thread:

    Now that I know that Tell Tale Games is going out of house to finish The Walking Dead, I’m thinking about asking for my money back for the next two episodes.

    What a complete dick move to fire your entire staff then outsource to finish development. Continuity is shot, people are abused, just leaves a bad taste in my mouth that I want to vote with my wallet.

    We don't know the how or if yet.

    Telltale's statement just said:
    “Multiple potential partners have stepped forward to express interest in helping to see The Final Season through to completion,” the statement read. “While we can’t make any promises today, we are actively working towards a solution that will allow episodes 3 and 4 to be completed and released in some form. In the meantime, episode 2 will release tomorrow across all platforms as planned. We hope to have answers for your other questions soon.”

    So they were approached by people (or companies/investors/etc.) in the wake of what happened (shutting down the studio for financial reasons). It might be that they'll get the money necessary to hire TWD's team back to finish it. That's a hope at least (and the best outcome). If they do go out of house entirely and don't do anything for the team yeah, that'd be total bs (and would result in a subpar completion since it wouldn't be the same game, VAs, etc.), but nothing's concrete/set in stone yet.


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    Warner Brothers Entertainment (by way of the giant banner on the Steam store page):

    WB Publisher sale weekend! We've got Batman!

    Me:

    Okay, what else?

    WB:

    Batman!

    Me:

    Yeah, I see that. Three types of Batman. Is that it?

    WB:

    What do you mean is that it? It's Batman! What else do you want?!

    Me:

    Look, I just clicked on the banner while you're protesting and you've got all the Legos--

    WB:

    Including Lego Batman!

    Me: (continuing)

    --F.E.A.R., Mad Max, and motherfucking Shadow of Mordor/War. Why are you hiding behind The Bat?

    WB: (shyly)

    B-because Batman. *sniff*



  • @thenomain Not only does Chrono get offed, you can then go back in time and find a way to un-off him!

    If you want a good port of CT, find the PS1 DS version.


  • Coder

    @theroguex said in General Video Game Thread:

    If you want a good port of CT, find the PS1 DS version.

    Funny you should mention that.

    TTG Walking Dead has my attention first though. I’m rather upset what mismanagement and poor relations might do to Clementine, a completely fictional character who I completely don’t feel a small amount of personal responsibility for shut up.


  • Pitcrew

    Life is Strange 2. I'm not feeling the need to binge episodes like I did the first game and BtS, because for once I'm actually not playing catch-up and get to enjoy the game as it comes out.

    But oh my god the feels, even more spread out.


  • Coder

    Hey @thenomain, did you notice that they're changing the banner pretty much once a day? You happened to hit it on "Batman Day". Today is "Mordor Day" and yesterday had a smattering of pretty much all of your so-called "notable" games on it.

    Some day you'll learn to pay attention.

    Idiot.


  • Politics

    So, crossroads.

    Do I pick up Valkyria Chronicles 4?

    Or Assassin's Creed: Origins?

    Because the partner is going away this weekend, which means it's my time to geek out hard.


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    @ganymede

    First you reply to my email.

    Then you play the shit out of VC4. (I only say this because I imagine AC:O is going to be about as bland as all the other AC games, and Steam users seem to be quite enjoying VC4.)


  • Politics

    @thenomain said in General Video Game Thread:

    First you reply to my email.

    omg pushy



  • @ganymede Watch some Twitch.tv streams to see which one you like better!



  • @thenomain The year off break was nice, exploring around Egypt and fighting hippoes was cool, plus it had the whole tour mode where you could 3D go into the pyramids. Origins is supposed to be just as pretty.

    @Ganymede I would say Valkyria Chronicles 4. Origins is likely to probably be on sale a little bit around Christmas if you can wait.

    Also the forums wants me to correct hippoes to hippies, which completely changes the game..