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  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 3 days ago

    I think it's a shame that the pre-eminent historical video game series is based around the idea of assassination. It's why I've never warmed up the AC series, as it presents a tainted view of history. There have been periods in history when assassinations and palace intrigue have played a prominent role, but Ancient Greece isn't known for that. It's mainly known for being the birthplace of democracy and philosophy. So if they are going to make a game set in that time, I'd like them to focus on those themes.

    Posted in If The Next Assassin's Creed Heads to Ancient Greece, When Should It Take Place?

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 5 days ago

    The original God of War had some great intricate level design and well thought-out environmental puzzles, so hopefully this new game will also include some of those elements. It was also a very highly-rated game with a 94% Metascore. I think 3 with its titanic boss battles remains the high point of the series though.

    The golden age of the third-person action game, which I'd say lasted from the original Devil May Cry to Metal Gear Revengeance, is over now and more story-driven games or action-RPGs are more popular now. In that sense it's good that God of War has evolved and I expect story to play a bigger role in the new game than in the previous games.Edited 2 times. Last edited 4 days ago by Unknown

    Posted in God of War Takes More Than a Few Pages From Modern Third-Person Shooters: Hands-On

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 6 days ago

    The Order 1886 is the most notable one for me. Yes, the gunplay was pretty basic, the Lycan battles terrible, it had too many QTEs and the game was relatively short... but the story was gripping, the setting interesting, the visuals groundbreaking and the ending superb and quite moving.

    Lollipop Chainsaw is another game I love despite its sub-70 Metacritic rating. It's repetitive, but I tend to come back to it because of how of goofy and yet stylish it is. I think a Metascore below 70 would qualify as "critically panned". Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword have high MetaScores, but they might be considered fan-panned as they haven't aged so well.

    Freedom Wars (73%) on the Vita is another one of my undervalued favorites. It's a Monster Hunter-esque game, but the Orwellian sci-fi setting made it more appealing for me. Also PS All-Stars is an underrated Vita game I played a lot.

    As a Sonic fan I've enjoyed some games over the years that got harsh reviews, including Sonic Unleashed. Knuckles Chaotix was another one. It looked so lovely on the 32X and the character-rubberband mechanic was unique.

    Finally, an old-school pick: Fist 2. The way of the Exploding Fist on the C64 and other 8-bit formats was one of the best early fighting games, but the sequel went in a different direction and critics didn't like it. It was still a fighting game, but with a kind of Metroidvania layout, where your progress was gated by increasingly tough opponents that awaited you at various points of the map. It was a unique game and I loved it, although it was frustratingly difficult.Edited 2 times. Last edited 5 days ago by Unknown

    Posted in What's Your Favorite Critically or Fan-Panned Game?

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 11 days ago

    Vita would be the perfect platform for this. I'm currently playing the Phantasy Star games on the Vita via the PSP's Genesis collection. Genesis games look really nice on the Vita's small OLED screen.

    Posted in Sega Genesis Collection Announced for PS4, Xbox One, but Not the Switch [Update]

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 14 days ago

    I still don't love Monster Hunter. I do love Bloodborne though, where you also battle giant monsters. But Bloodborne is poetry, while Monster Hunter is biology.

    Posted in How Monster Hunter Finally Became a Mainstream Success

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 15 days ago


    I'm excited for it. If this game is Sons of Anarchy meets zombies, it's the Sons of Anarchy part that interests me more. I think the last game where you played as a biker was probably 1995's Full Throttle. As for the zombies part, at least the fast-moving hordes are different from other games. The game is also looking pretty impressive from a visual standpoint and along with Horizon it was the showcase game at Sony's PS Pro reveal event. Some people are excited for State of Decay 2 on the Xbox One as well.

    Posted in PS4 Exclusive Days Gone Delayed to 2019, Sony Confirms

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 15 days ago

    Next year it'll be more than 7 years since Sony Bend's last game, the excellent Uncharted Golden Abyss, released at the end of 2011. Days Gone is an ambitious project, but I wonder if that's all they've been doing since Golden Abyss. Before 2011, Sony Bend used to release games about every two years or so.

    The AAA market is very competitive these days and if you put out a mediocre game, like ME: Andromeda or Agents of Mayhem for example, it's not going to end well. In that sense, it's always better to delay a game to improve it, rather than release a mediocre game.

    Posted in PS4 Exclusive Days Gone Delayed to 2019, Sony Confirms

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 21 days ago

    The new generation of VR games is what excites me the most about next-gen consoles. I'd like Sony to make a new high-resolution version of the PSVR headset for the PS5, to fully take advantage of the new console's power. I want next-gen VR racing games and open-world VR adventures with super graphics that'll make early VR games like DriveClub and Skyrim look like PS1 games.

    Number 2 on my wishlist is that physical discs and used games will continue to be supported by both consoles.

    Increased power would be next, although that goes without saying with Sony and MS. I think the mid-gen refresh consoles have worked out really well and it's a good idea to make a more affordable base model for the mainstream consumer and a more powerful and expensive deluxe model for the hardcore user. I'd buy a more expensive PS5 Pro even at launch.

    I'd also like Sony to maintain a strong first-party output with the PS5, including Bloodborne 2. MS could diversify its first-party games, for example by pausing the Forza assembly line for a moment and making an entirely new racing game or bringing back some classic racing game.

    Backwards compatibility is the final item on my list. It's by no means a must for me, but it would be nice. The next Xbox will undoubtedly be backwards compatible, so you'd expect the PS5 to have at least PS4 compatibility. Unlike the PS4, a next-gen console would likely also have the power for PS3 compatibility, although I doubt Sony is willing to invest the time and the money to make it happen.Edited 3 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in What Do You Want out of the Next Console Generation?

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 23 days ago

    I don't think there's any unproblematic "technical" way to group consoles neatly into generations. The concept has always been somewhat arbitrary. It works for similar consoles released around the same time, for example Genesis/SNES, PS1/Saturn, PS3/Xbox 360 or PS4/Xbox One, but breaks down when you try to shoehorn wildly different consoles like 3DO/N64 or Wii U/PS4 into the same console generation.

    2020 looks like a likely release year for the PS5 & next Xbox, although I wouldn't rule out late 2019. If they are released in 2020, it's very early to start talking about them. Personally I'm kinda hoping for Q4 2019.

    The PS4 and X1 GPUs were based on 2012's Radeon HD 7000 series, so next-gen consoles will certainly be based on at least Navi or even newer GPU tech.

    Posted in PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two: How the Next Generation of Consoles Will Move Gaming Forward

  • Avatar for SuperShinobi SuperShinobi 27 days ago

    I love Batman Arkham VR, but as one of the Batman Arkham games it's so unsatisfying. It's a short but sweet 2 hours that dangles all kinds of possibilities in front of you, but ultimately leaves you yearning for a full-fat Arkham VR game.

    Posted in What Game Do You Like From a Series, but Not as Part of Its Franchise?