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  1. But, but, gamepass and Bethesda etc. I’m joking, but I don’t know what this means. High temp= high failure potential? Possibly high running costs? Or could it mean that the cooling solution is super effective? Definitely need to see impressions of it running something next gen, which I don’t know if they’ve shown any footage of yet.
  2. Resident Evil 2 Remake (PS4) Just finished Leon A, and I’m done with this game. I got into the series with RE4 and so I play these as action games. This is not an action game, and so I was quite disappointed. I don’t necessarily mind the horror part of it, but the relative lack of ammo and that it takes 20 headshots to kill a basic zombie was frustrating to me. Also Mr X can fuck right off. I actually paid a couple of quid for dlc infinite ammo weapons just to get to the end. With that the game instantly became more fun as it was about the puzzles and atmosphere not the disappointing
  3. PS5 day one because my PS4 is about to take flight and I like the Sony exclusives. I’ll get an X when there’s something I want to play on it or a price drop/redesign. Probably Gears 6 but maybe the Bethesda stuff if that becomes exclusive (although that will probably be a long time coming).
  4. CoD MW2 Remastered (PS4) Irritatingly I bought this a few weeks before it went on PS Plus. When it first came out, to me it was a great game. All this time later and it was decidedly average. Exactly the same CoD gameplay, although with very pretty graphics. The lack of Spec Ops is annoying as I loved that mode. I got suckered in by nostalgia and hopefully have learned my lesson; CoD is not a good franchise (at least for me).
  5. Ghost of Tsushima (PS4) Thoroughly enjoyed this, to the point where I’m mopping up all the side quests and collectibles. It plays like a standard open world Ass Creed type game, but the world is beautiful and it’s very cool being a Samurai. The combat is like the Arkham games, so timing your parries is important. You could also play it in pure stealth but it’s kind of more fun to run in chopping off limbs. To sum up, story is okay, combat is very good, the world and setting are great. It’s also nowhere near as long as AC. It doesn’t really bring anything new to the genre, but it
  6. Shenmue (PS4) Got the platinum, like Wayne. Never played it before, unlike Wayne. A nice change of pace after Last of Us 2. I played Shenmue 2 ages ago on XB, so it was familiar yet different. Going to play 2 next, possibly 3 as well before Ghost of Tsushima.
  7. The Last of Us Part 2 (PS4) Finished this last week. I successfully managed to avoid any of the leaks and spoilers for this, so I won’t mention any here. Graphics, sound and animation are outstanding. The core gameplay is very good, better than the first. I mostly played it stealthily but you can go all action at points too. You can even adjust AI and resources in the options to how you want it, even turn it into pseudo-Gears of War. Really nice to have the choice. I enjoyed the story, it was very clever and well done and if you take the time with it you can really appreciate wh
  8. CoD WW2 (PS4) Standard CoD campaign. It was fun, like a greatest hits of WW2 campaign, and didn’t outstay it’s welcome. Fun for a weekend, especially as it’s on PS Plus right now. Won’t be going near multiplayer so no idea how that is.
  9. Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4) I enjoyed this. First AC I played since 3. The setting was interesting, decent if linear story and exploring the world was cool. I didn’t like how long it was and the RPG elements felt tacked on and force you to do side quests to level up that I wasn’t fussed with. Worth the £10 I spent. Might try Valhalla if I’m desperate for something on next gen, but in no real rush to play every entry in the series I missed.
  10. I’d heard mixed things about Darksiders 2, and despite loving the first I never played the second. Looks like I’ll be picking it up on the Switch at some stage
  11. Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4) Started this ages ago and wanted to get something off the backlog. Turns out I didn’t have that much left to go. It was fine. Pretty much the same as the previous one/Uncharted. At some point I’ll pick up Shadow, in hope that it will be more puzzle focussed than combat heavy like this one.
  12. Doom Eternal (PS4) This was good, but like someone else said the Marauder can fuck right off. Got so sick of him popping up I put the game down to easy. Apart from a slow start it’s a great game. The combat and graphics were really good, especially the destructible demons, but I think 2016 was better overall , even though each individual element in Eternal was better. Possibly because it felt a bit more restrictive in how the game forces you to use its mechanics to get resources instead of pickups, and it looks like it wants you to be in the air a lot of the time. Jimmy will ne
  13. Shrinking horse balls does not make a fun game. I didn’t question the level of detail and the systems; it makes for a great simulator but not a fun game. A privilege to play?
  14. Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4) Finally got round to finishing this. I’m done with Rockstar games after this (until I get sucked in by the hype again and am left disappointed again). The controls and physics, which they seem to have in every Rockstar game, are so heavy and slow they make walking around a chore and the combat, as a pseudo cover shooter, mostly awful. The controls are very convoluted, there’s just too much going on. The same button for climbing also picks your hat up off the floor, which is different to picking a gun off the floor. Think I got RSI from tapping the spr
  15. They added arrows on the floor if you played it with remastered graphics. That’s how badly designed that area was originally.
  16. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (PS4) Really enjoyed this throughout, although perhaps a bit too much backtracking. I didn’t like the save point system, which is a bit of a pain, and the combat while engaging and pretty well done wasn’t the best. I would’ve preferred if it had played more simply like Force Unleashed, but I know they went for a Souls type of experience which I don’t have much patience for. Aside from those minor issues I didn’t have any bugs (on a Pro) but the animation was a bit janky at times. Almost forgot that the controls felt a bit heavy when platforming, espe
  17. The extra stuff, and patch to 60fps and aspect ratios is out now https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-01-09-doom-1-and-2-re-releases-get-60fps-support-john-romeros-sigil-in-latest-update
  18. Free dlc coming to 1&2, including Final Doom and Sigil. Pretty good value here. They’re also adding changes to the aspect ratio. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-12-10-bethesdas-doom-1-and-2-console-ports-adding-final-doom-sigil-for-free
  19. LttP is only on ‘new’ 3DS. You could also get it on Snes Classic Mini, and possibly Wii U eshop.
  20. CoD: Modern Warfare (PS4) About 6 hours to get through the campaign. I didn’t really know what the story was about but an entertaining few hours with a couple of standout levels. The graphics are excellent if that’s your thing. I was never going to get into the multiplayer so don’t know how that compares, but I liked Spec Ops in MW2 and the version of it in this is piss poor. Just sticking you in one of the large mp maps with an objective marker to ‘do a thing’ at. Nothing of the variety or strategy from MW2. At least I was able to get most of the money back from selling it on. Shame
  21. Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Switch) Really good fun. Frame rate drops could be a bit annoying but cool art style and music and didn’t outstay it’s welcome.
  22. Gears 5 (Bone) Huge improvement on 4. Act 3 went on a bit too long, but the combat and story were very good. Let down by bugs in places though, including not giving out achievements when it was supposed to.
  23. I got the original Doom on Switch. Still a great game. Haven’t picked up the others yet, hoping for a physical pack with those and Doom 64. Doom 3 is the updated version where all weapons have a torch. Haven’t got to Turok yet, waiting for my physical copy to arrive.
  24. Gears of War 4 (Bone) Still don’t like the robots in the first half of the game, or the horde mechanics added to campaign, but still a really solid game. Gears 5 installed and ready to go tonight.
  25. Gears of War 3 (Bone) Started a coop play through ages ago and decided to finish it ahead of 5. Combat is still fun, but it’s too grey and brown in the colour palette (despite being better than the first 2). Going through 4 now, and I’d forgotten how good the HDR was on that in comparison.
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