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  1. twabby Registered User

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    It's been a while since I recommended Celeste and Hollow Knight.





    Celeste is still probably my favorite game of the past few years, with Hollow Knight a close second.
     
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  2. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    Since you are looking for a Playstation game in particular.. its an old game, but have you played Horizon Zero Dawn? I'm asking because I know you got the PS5 and one of the titles marketed for the new console is the sequel to it, HZD: Forbidden West coming out supposedly this year.

    It's an action RPG, heavy emphasis on the action, with a cool story that I really enjoyed. Story is about humanity in the distant future after an apocalypse destroyed the world, so it's a blend of ancient human tribal civilization and futuristic tech. And no one knows what caused the apocalypse or what the catastrophe even was after thousands of years where all knowledge was wiped. But you start finding that out on your own as the center of the story.

    Just trying to think of something that is open world 3rd person but something unique from Assassin's Creed/Ghosts of Tsushima and also has a cool story, and I think this fits the bill if you haven't played it yet.



    Edit: oh they also have a PC port for the game if you would rather PC, but I've heard that the PC port isn't great. Sony doesn't have much experience porting their own IP/games anyways, and this was a first for them. It's probably best experienced on PS5 with the graphics update.
     
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    Ive played Red Dead Redemption 2 for over a year now, on my 3rd go through. Im not a video game guy and dont do the online but I found a life hack.

    My family knows that on Thursday nights at 9 pm and Saturday nights at like 10:30 ish pm .. I get left alone to drink beers and play RDR2. Its nice to know you have that quiet time.

    Highly recommend RDR2. So much to do, such good game play. Tonight im probably going to wander around some snowy mountains looking for bears, maybe run into a stranger or a group of bandits. Theres this bandit hideout I might sit back and try and snip off from a cliff.
     
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    Not a big Division-style game fan, but had to get Division 2 - for the map. Running around an accurate map of DC was fun and a bit surreal - I went to the corner my friends and I watched the Cup parade. Just had to.

    (Also, remember the Cup parade? Because the Caps won the Cup? That was cool.)
     
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  5. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    @AlexBrovechkin8

    Don't buy it though!

    Because this just dropped:


    Sony is giving away Horizon Zero Dawn and a bundle of great indie games for free

    Horizon Zero Dawn will be free to own beginning on April 19th at 8PM PT / 11PM ET and through May 14th; the game is one of the few PS4 exclusives missing from the PlayStation Plus Collection, though that paid offer required both a PS5 and a PlayStation Plus subscription. Getting Horizon completely for free now may be good timing for PlayStation owners, too, as the highly anticipated sequel, Forbidden West, is slated to launch on PS4 and PS5 sometime this year.
     
  6. AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    So funny... RDR1 is one of my all-time favorites but I could not for the life of me get into RDR2. I thought they jumped the shark and it was so big and spaced out that I spent 90% of my time traveling or preparing to do something and it was more frustrating than enjoyable. It's @g00n's favorite game though :naughty:
     
  7. AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    I actually saw this last night when I was googling HZD, pretty pumped. I have never in my life been into Final Fantasy but I might check out FFVII Remastered since I hear it's terrific (and free).
     
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    LOL

    I've had a few "maybe I should've given it more time...I wonder if I still have my old save data" moments but then I think about sitting around brewing video game coffee and I'm like "nah, pass".
     
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    FF7 remake is fantastic.
     
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  10. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    I enjoyed it, but since I was a fanboy of the original FF7 when it came out when I was young being wowed and amazed on the PS1 (haha).. I don't like all the choices that they made...

    But for those new to the game, it's probably great!
     
  11. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    So I took a day off from work just because of the supposed massive Amazon PS5 restock drop today... and still nothing.. wth

    Between trying to get a PS5 and a GeForce 3080, I'm getting frustrated...
     
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    Has anyone played through Cyberpunk yet? I’m like 40-50% finished with it and just kind of stopped playing it for over a month and wondered if it was even worth continuing.
     
  13. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    I beat it awhile ago. The storyline is pretty cool, and it's really short. Some of the side missions are fun, but the majority of the side missions are not (like most games). If you just stopped playing it, I would just speed through the story and be done with it then since its not long. If you do feel like you are enjoying the game as a whole, then worry about the side stuff whenever you want.
     
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  14. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    lol!
     
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    I have, and there are some parts that are worth it, but overall the game feels...hollow to me. Expecting another Witcher 3 was too much, but it just seems like it's missing a lot. (Also: horrible inventory system, no style system in a genre predicated on style, no actual companions, etc.)
     
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    I've been playing a lot of Iron Harvest recently. If you are a fan of Company of Heroes, pick it up. It's pretty close to a re-skinned CoH, but that's a good thing.
     
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    I liked Cyberpunk a lot, but I'm kind of a sucker for sci-fi FPSRPGs. Speaking of which, Prey is on Gamepass now and it's excellent. Play it if you haven't.

    Valheim is taking almost all of my gaming time now. It's the old school RPG that I need once in a while. I do with there was a little less focus on crafting, but I'm making it work so I can keep taking down trolls and expanding my base.
     
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    I really enjoy the cyberpunk genre, and Cyberpunk 2077 fits the aesthetic pretty darn well. But my impression from the E3 a few years ago came true. It's more of a Grand Theft Auto: Night City than it is a legitimate successor to Cyberpunk 2020.
     
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    Witcher 3 .. ive tried getting into this game but just cant. Its definitely a "me" problem bc everyone highly recommends it.
    Ive gotten maybe 4 hours into it and up to the point you kill a griffin type monster.
     
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    Not just you - I'm similar in that I've started it many times, but not gotten very far. Not sure why.
     
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    Interesting tidbit at the bottom of the article regarding their subscription model. Looks like they are changing it so you don’t have to pay for online services if the game you are playing is free (like Apex, Fortnite, Warzone, etc.) which would be awesome
     
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    I liked it but never finished it. Got right up to the last battle and stopped.

    Lots of abilities and story development to look forward to, tho. Have to give it some time imo
     
  25. tenken00 Oh it's going down in Chinatown

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    I thought the 2 DLC >>>> main story the Witcher 3.

    I loved especially Hearts of Stone. There was a good feeling of dread as it's a Faustian tale where you make a deal with the actual devil himself.

    Blood and Wine DLC was huge too... and great for the whole Vampire army coming down to ravage a whole country narrative.

    But the main story for the Witcher 3 was just ok.
     

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