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Old 08-01-2014, 04:55 PM   #21
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Got a PS4 for my birthday a couple of weeks ago, and have played a lot of Watch Dogs. Really fun game. Some of the details are amazing.

I have the new Infamous as well, but need to finish Infamous 2 before.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:51 PM   #22
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I have the new Infamous as well, but need to finish Infamous 2 before.
I mean, unless you're finishing 2 simply because you want to, there's no reason not to jump from 1 to SS. The two storylines have little to no overlap.

2 was a cool game though. Really interesting setting, albeit frustrating because of all the water.

I liked SS, but didn't get to finish it. I think I reached the 50% mark. The graphics are stunning and some of the powers are very creative.
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I'm about halfway through 2, that's why I want to finish it first. But it's on hold as I'm having a lot of fun with Watch Dogs. I like how the online hacking is more or less seemingly introduced in the game.
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:10 PM   #24
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That Sub Pop sign in Infamous: Second Sun
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:57 PM   #25
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Fez is a really bizarre, creative game. Never played anything like it before but if you have PS Plus, pick it up.

Gonna give Road Not Taken a try later.
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That Sub Pop sign in Infamous: Second Sun


There are a couple, including a neon sign. That game was a blast.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:42 AM   #27
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And I have no idea why I wrote Second Sun instead of Second Son.

Have to find the other signs. But yeah, the game is really fun. I love nice landscapes too, and there are plenty of good ones all around. Climbing the Space Needle was fun.
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You're in for disappointment, then.
Why do you say that (without giving spoilers, if possible, please)? I'm about 7 missions into Act 2 at this point and so far things seem to be holding up. I have a bit of trouble following along at times but can usually figure out what's going on if I need to.

My biggest gripe with the game is with the city itself, there are very few discernible landmarks and no road names or route numbers at all. One of my favourite things about open-world games is trying to learn to navigate the city to get somewhere without having to use the GPS or the map. I was able to do this fairly quickly with GTA 4 and 5, and it's a minor detail that IMO makes the game more realistic. Don't know why they didn't bother doing this with Watch Dogs. The city is quite hard to navigate as all the streets look the same (variations on a couple different themes). I don't know if this was done to try to make it seem bigger than it is but it really just makes it frustrating to have to blindly follow the GPS because I can't for the life of me figure out exactly where I am to take a known short cut without pulling up the World Map. Especially considering that it's supposed to be based on a real city (rather than a parody that you would expect to be similar but different, like Los Santos) I would have expected the geography aspect would be fairly straightforward.
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Well, that's basically the number one reason, what you just laid out.

The side stuff is repetitive, tedious and shows up far too frequently. The main story is boring, overplayed sci-fi movie tripe. Even when I was playing regularly, I didn't care enough about what was happening to finish the first Act. I would just wonder around the city most of the time. At this point, I don't know if I'll ever try it again or not.
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Yeah, I remember the first few missions being really stupid and confusing, and had me wondering whether I had downloaded a Saints Row game by mistake. But it now seems to have gotten better in Act 2, at least I'm compelled to actually go and do the missions now.
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The main story is boring, overplayed sci-fi movie tripe. Even when I was playing regularly, I didn't care enough about what was happening to finish the first Act.
Having played more, I really don't know how you can dismiss the entire game's story outright based on only the first few missions of the first act. I think it's actually gotten quite a bit better (near the end of Act 2), and it seems really premature to me to dismiss the whole thing based only on a tiny portion at the beginning.

Most open-world games' first few missions really suck anyways, because you're doing dumb shit like driving to clothing stores or doing the side games so that it can unlock those options full-time. GTA 5 really blew in the first few missions for me too (although the world map really was what kept me going for the first while, that really is the gold standard for open world games - I can't believe how close they got to making it look like SoCal, and even got the scale of the mountains at various distances perfectly) but obviously that game turned out pretty darn good.

I really think you ought to go back and keep playing and see if you feel the same in 5 or 6 more missions.
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Happy Madden release day everyone!
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Happy Madden release day everyone!
Meh.

Madden the last few years is great for about two or three games and then all the bugs and dumb shit the AI does (ie my Center running 20 yards downfield as soon as the ball is snapped on an RB Dive play to block the Free Safety only to have the Defensive Tackle walk untouched into the backfield and get my RB 4 yards behind the line) just pisses me off too much and I get frustrated and never play it again.

EA really needs to take a year off from doing Madden to make some real improvements but it's way too much of a cash cow, so they'll just keep releasing the same game with some cosmetic improvements year after year, Call of Duty style.
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Madden the last few years is great for about two or three games and then all the bugs and dumb shit the AI does (ie my Center running 20 yards downfield as soon as the ball is snapped on a running play to block the Free Safety only to have the Defensive End walk untouched into the backfield and get my RB 4 yards behind the line) just pisses me off too much.



EA really needs to take a year off from doing Madden to make some real improvements but it's way too much of a cash cow, so they'll just keep releasing the same game with some cosmetic improvements year after year, Call of Duty style.

So far it's playing pretty well and looks unbelievable on next gen. They've made some pretty nice enhancements to the AI as well. I actually lost my first two games against the computer on default AllPro difficulty and didn't feel cheated in anyway.

With that said I do wish there was some competition. I miss the old 2k series from last decade.


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I think that's the kicker. Madden was great back when there was competition that it had to stay ahead of, and to me Madden was always better than 2K (although the helmet-cam in 2K5 I think was awesome, especially when you were on defense playing as a lineman), but since 2K disappeared it's been quite stagnant, IMO.

I'm glad you're enjoying it. It always took me a few games to notice the things that weren't just one-time quirks but truly consistently dumb AI play or glitches, let us know how it keeps playing after you've done a half dozen or so. If it actually sounds like an improvement I may end up picking it up once I finish Watch Dogs.
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I don't play sports games, but the madden trailer with Kevin Hart rapping made me laugh.
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I started Ni No Kuni up again last night. It's such a fun game and the battle system is fairly unique, to me at any rate. But I just can't help but feel like the game is WAY too easy, and that's making it a less enjoyable experience, overall.
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Tomb Raider for PS4 was quite fun. Very Uncharted-esque.
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