The "gaming media" oversold the PS4 since they always felt bad how Microsoft came out of nowhere and dominated the previous gen, MS was also over-confident with the One which hurt them a bit. Both systems are incredibly similar except for a few exceptions. By far, the most significant exception is Titanfall so guess what? You picked right!
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EDIT: Chill out folks, so many haters... ;-) I like both companies & games & Canada too, spent 100+ hrs on DA/DA2 + all the DLC and 250+ hrs on Skyrim + all the DLC...
RELAX ppl....take a deep breath before going COD on this post...
Just watched the DA:Inquisitions trailer and this reminded me of the following discussion between Bioware & Bethesda employees...
Bioware A: Everyone loves Dragons, let's create a new game and let’s call it Dragon Age
Bioware B: I love it! We have this 10 yr old graphics engine that we never really used, it’s just sitting there
Bioware A: Brilliant, should take a few weeks
Bioware B: I have an even better idea, let’s not put any dragons in it! How about a purple lizard instead?!
Bioware A: Man, you’re a genius! Oh wait, let’s ship the second game before the first, wouldn’t that be nuts?
Bioware B: Ok, we’ll just rename the second one with DA1 and the first DA2, sounds good?
Bioware A: Both shipped baby!!!
Bethesda A: Ok, one more of these Scrolls games, do we have anything else?
Bethesda B: Nope, we’re out of original game ideas except for that Dishonorable, wth is it called already?!
Bethesda A: So a bunch of cities, trees, lakes & what else can we add to this one…hmmm….
Bethesda B: can’t think of anything….isn’t that enough?
Bethesda A: It should be enough for those nutjobs spending 100s of hours doing the same thing all over and over again, crazy ppl
Bethesda B: Oh wait, let’s add some birds too
Bethesda A: You mean sparrows?
Bethesda B: Nah, vulturs or eagles maybe
Bethesda A: Something bigger, they’ll be hard to shoot down, can’t you see how gamers suck at bows?
Bethesda B: ok, it’s sort of medieval times, let’s put some freakin dragons in it baby!
Bethesda A: You mean purple lizards?!
Bethesda B: Naaah the real deal, we’re not in Canada here! Think American muscle version of a purple dragon!
Bethesda A: I like it, we’ll call it Skyrim with no mention of dragons to add insult to injury
Bethesda B: That’s what I’m talking about... Speech +10 Happiness + 20 Armor + 2 Ownage + 50
Bioware A, Bioware B, Bioware C…..Bioware Z999 : ..........................speechless with arrow(s) in several knee(s) & multiple other locations CENSORED….
In short, to Bioware, hope you learned your lesson & you better deliver with DA this time…………B*!!!
Played every single one (consoles), Black Flag on XOne was great... I wish this series dropped all the Sci-Fi BS and just gave us historical characters to play with without changing history too much. It always feels like the story & combat/gameplay is not up to the level of the incredible work spent on building the world & historical cities. With Black Flag, the naval gameplay was awesome and very rewarding, wish I could dive anywhere which would be nuts...
What the series needs is a much stronger story & refining the gameplay, this should almost be a stealth-first game since you're an assassin + the fighting mechanism is really outdated & not very well executed.
iPhone Companion app for Black Flag was a great plus, needs more features that tie into the game such as character upgrades etc. very promising.
My 2 cents
Nothing really exciting, too many sequels, thoughts?
|Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag||Ubisoft||Wiki|
|Call of Duty: Ghosts||Infinity Ward||Wiki|
|Dead Rising 3||Capcom||Wiki|
|FIFA 14||EA Sports||Wiki|
|Forza Motorsport 5||Turn 10||Wiki|
|Just Dance 2014||Ubisoft||Wiki|
|LEGO Marvel Super Heroes||TT Games||Wiki|
|Madden NFL 25||EA Sports||Wiki|
|NBA 2K14||Visual Concepts||Wiki|
|NBA Live 14||EA Sports||Wiki|
|Killer Instinct||Double Helix||Wiki|
|Ryse: Son of Rome||Crytek||Wiki|
|Skylanders: Swap Force||Vicarious Visions||Wiki|
|Watch Dogs||Ubisoft Montreal||Wiki|
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