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#1 Posted by alexl86 (709 posts) -

Look, you don't want to go out of your way to get the VHS or Laserdisc box-sets, the first DVD set is still better than the Blu-Ray. The edits in the first DVDs certainly stick out, but the movies is still very good. The Blu-Ray has further edits, that I think actually interferes with the story.

As for the newer movies, Revenge of the Sith had some good moments and I kinda like the B-story in Episode 2, but if you haven't felt a desire to see Star Wars until now, it's hard to recommend them.

#2 Posted by alexl86 (709 posts) -
#3 Posted by alexl86 (709 posts) -

I should prefise this by saying I haven't played Bayonetta 2 and only a little bit of the first Bayonetta. I have played both Far Cry games in question, but neither to completion.

Far Cry 4 is very similar to a game that came out two years ago, to the point where it's structure is completely identical. The gameplay loop in Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4 is more or less identical. Sure, there are more missions in Far Cry 4 than I remember there being in 3, but you do a story mission, climb a tower, then free a few outposts. Rinse and repeat. There's more to the story in 4 than was in 3, but what you're doing in the game is the same. In addition to the gameplay loop being more or less the same, both games borrow heavily from the Assassin's Creed formula of unlocking areas by climbing towers, gather collectibles, complete side missions, and it's a formula that's showing it's age. It also doesn't help that Far Cry 4 is first person shooter, and there are a lot of those.

Bayonetta 2, from what I gather, is very similar to a game that came out four years ago, and is sequel to a game that at the time was very different from most other games. Sure, character action games aren't anything new. Devil May Cry, God of War and all that, but I kinda feel like Bayonetta came in on the tail-end of that, and really grabbed the attention of a lot of people with it's crazy moments. It's different and unique, and it probably would never have gotten a sequel, if not for Nintendo.

That being said, I don't think Far Cry 4 suffers as much as some people make it out to be. Most people seem to be happy with more Far Cry 3.

#4 Edited by alexl86 (709 posts) -

First off, I only count the story mode or one season of the career mode in sports games. In racing games, I'm not really sure how I'll gauge completion...

Games I've finished this year.

Infamous: Second Son

EA Sports UFC

FIFA 14 & 15

Madden NFL 25, Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition. I've never played an american football game in my life, nor have I even seen a game on TV. Yet for some reason I managed to play two of them this year, to completion... and I'll probably never touch another game in the genre again, nor see another game.

South Park: The Stick of Truth

Games I've started and intend to finish in 2015.

Divinity: Original Sin

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Far Cry 4

Grand Theft Auto V

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Battlefield 4

NBA 2k14

SMT: Persona 4

Games I've started and don't intend to finish in 2015.

Far Cry 3... I have to let this one go. I might return one day, but I can't play this without getting burnt out on 4.

Watch Dogs, It bores me to tears.

Destiny

Driveclub

I'm sure there's more games. I'm a little dissappointed with myself that I haven't finished some of last year's big releases. I'm halfway through most of them, but I'm constantly letting myself be distracted by older games, most recently Fallout 2.

#5 Posted by alexl86 (709 posts) -

Let's see: PS4, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, and I think my PS1 is still hooked up. Add my desktop and my TV currently has six gaming devices inserted into it.

#6 Posted by alexl86 (709 posts) -

Between Dragon Age, GTA V, Far Cry 4, Geometry Wars 3 and FIFA 15, I've started digging deep into the Giant Bomb video library. More specifically, I've watched the Persona 4 endurance run and some old TNT stuff. The Fortune Street TNT is a great companion video to the more recent Mario Party videos.

#7 Posted by alexl86 (709 posts) -

I'd be kinda interested in a game set in Victorian-era London. I mean, I'm not sure I want an Assassin Creed game set in London, but this would be the first Assassin's Creed game where I've actually been to the place portrayed... I just kinda wished it wasn't an Assassin's Creed game.

#8 Posted by alexl86 (709 posts) -

I think last year was kinda disappointing. It had some cool indie titles, and BioShock was alright. GTA was much better than I would give it credit for last year, but it took the PS4 version for me to realize that.

This year you saw some good stuff on the new consoles, like Shadow of Mordor and Dragon Age. There's a ton of good indie stuff too. There were a few too many "remastered" games, but at least it allowed me to play The Last Of Us, which I didn't have a chance to play last year. And while it looks like Xbox had some growing pains, it's had some first party gems. Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive, and more. The only notable Sony game I can recall is Infamous.

And that's just the new consoles. Dark Souls 2, which is probably my game of the year, didn't even make it to new consoles. South Park was also a lot of fun, if a little short. However, most of the big games for older consoles came out before summer, and since summer began, it's mostly been downgraded ps4 and Xbox one games.

#9 Posted by alexl86 (709 posts) -

I took a break from stunt jumping in GTA to answer. It was a long survey and it got me to examine my purchasing habits. I think I bought close to 40 games the past six months, which is higher than I would've thought.

#10 Posted by alexl86 (709 posts) -

I barely touched the 360 version, so I can't really speak to the differences. I really like what I played so far. Sadly, the update that worked very well this morning doesn't work now and I can't get into the online.