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Console debut: Timed exclusive to one of the consoles but is likely coming to PC too. Sometimes it's just a port of some game that is already available on PC

Console exclusive: Coming to only one of the consoles and PC.

Only expect a game to actually be exclusive if they only call it exclusive with no added word, although sometimes even that is wrong and it will come to PC too (although most likely not). Sony will sometime say "Only on Playstation" which usually also means that it is a true exclusive. Otherwise always expect a PC version unless you are explicitly told that it won't come to PC.

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This quick look made me want to catch up on One piece, loved it when I was younger. I read the manga until some time just after Franky joined.

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@ravelle said:

@mrcraggle said:

I like what I'm seeing of the Sims 4 so what's the EA catch where they fuck it all up?

Always online requirement probably.

They already said this wouldn't be the case after Sim City. I doubt they will mess this game up too much, they probably don't want to mess with the ridiculous cash cow that all the DLC and expansions for this game is.

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@alex said:

@thegorilla: THIS IS KIND OF A TERRIFYING QUESTION.

Spending hours decorating their house and having them live their life only to kill them all when you grow bored of them is pretty much how you play The Sims.

There is a reason most expansions introduce new ways to kill your sims and new ghost types related to them. This is the best video I could find with most of the deaths in Sims 3:

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Yes, wall heights and better window placement! Always was the thing missing to be able to build interesting houses.

I also vastly prefer the art style over the Sims 3, it feels more like a natural evolution from the first two games.

@mrcraggle said:

I like what I'm seeing of the Sims 4 so what's the EA catch where they fuck it all up?

I would guess the catch is all the expansion and millions of overpriced DLC furniture, just like in Sims 3.

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@jamesjeux007: Sims 4 are doing that. The problem though is that it wouldn't work as well on consoles, so I doubt we will ever see it outside of PC exclusives.

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Still never played a final fantasy game. Trying to get into this franchise is daunting to me.

Why? Almost every game is completely separate except for a few common themes and monsters. They are all pretty simple when it comes to gameplay too.

Anyway, this is an MMO and plays nothing like the semi-turnbased and turnbased final fantasy games.

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@the_ruiner said:

The combat looks pretty unfulfilling, but the world seems super interesting. I wish it were just an action RPG...

Well, there's Divinity II if you want a Action RPG. Of course, Divinity II is also sort of terrible.

Divinity 2 is a far from terrible (at least these days didn't play it on its release). It's a pretty fun game with passable combat and a great setting/world.

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Not to burst your bubble, Patrick, but unless they change a lot, the X series is definitely for crazy people.

The design goal for this one have been all about making it playable for non-crazy people.

http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=306346

"Complex=good, Complicated=bad

Let me get this straight right at the start. X Rebirth is not less complex or dumber than any of the X games of the past.

But to make a game intuitive and easy to learn, you have to design it from scratch. Adding features to a game that was not designed for these features at the start, is never perfect.

Designed to be fun and easy but complex and deep at the same time

This one line sums up the ethos of all the game design changes that you will read and hear about, namely:"

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