Now this is the kind of hard-hitting journalism that keeps me coming back to GB. Fries all the way!
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I just finished Knack tonight and I really, really disliked it. I would not recommend it to anyone and regret spending $45 on it. Alex's review was spot-on.
That being said, the end credits are pretty amazing. In fact, they are the best part of the game.
Dancing Knack > Fighting Knack
So do you ever find out what's in the bag? I'm guessing not, unless I missed it.
@kishinfoulux: It's referenced in Shel's story. It's food and medicine stolen from Shel's group.
And probably the missing flashlight as well, which Dee was carrying when Bonnie smashes her face in.
I'm a little bit disappointed Patrick didn't ask about the fail state for the Bonnie hitting Dee in the face, which felt extremely contrived. I failed the prompt the first time around and got a hard gameover. And then when i pressed the button in time the game suddenly presents a situation in which i should feel bad. Not only does the scene make no logical sense, it felt cheap and very amateurish, and was one of the only situations where i thought there shouldn't be player agency/involvement in hitting a prompt at all. It would definitely be a hard question to ask, maybe I'm just expecting too much.
Yeah, this was a sticking point for me too as it doesn't really make any sense (although it does explain where the missing flashlight from the diner went). Overall, I enjoyed the DLC, but wouldn't recommend anyone go out of their way for it.
Okay, things to look for in spotting bullshit:
1. "Cure-alls" for cancer. There are hundreds of different cancers, all requiring their own research for their unique set of causes and symptoms.
2. Posts that show up with titles like "big-pharma" or "they don't want you to know about it!"
3. Posts that present you with some groundbreaking advancement that lack any form of evidence. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
4. "Great advancements" that are being shepherded by one person/team alone. If something works, it'll be proven effective by multiple scientists. Scientists get into their professions because they want to make a difference. There's no great "conspiracy." There are much easier ways to make a fortune than going to school for a decade and getting 100k in debt.
And don't go wishing we throw our money away on anything that sounds promising. There are much better places to send our donations that are proven effective.
Was about to make many of these same points, but you got there first. We must continue the fight against internet stupidity, even if it is never-ending and the odds are insurmountable.
Was able to get through to MS phone support today and they are indeed processing advance exchanges. New box should be here in 3-5 business days (hopefully before the Thanksgiving holiday) and the faulty one goes back to them. This does require a $500 hold on your account, so it's not for everyone, but it will get me a functioning disc drive a lot quicker. A bit of a bummer, but what are you gonna do?
I'm glad you're enjoying it, but man, I started it yesterday and it may be the most boring game I've ever played. I'll finish it since some of the scenery looks nice and I paid $45 to experience the next-gen, but it is just so damn mediocre.
Looks like I'm the first to post on this forum as being a victim of the faulty disc drive.
I insert a disc, any disc be it a game or a Blu-Ray, only to be greeted with a grinding noise and eventual disc read error message.
This was post day one update and post installation of the Blu-Ray player. There are videos on YouTube of fellow sufferers. Time to pack it up and ship it back to where it came. It's times like this i wish it was store bought instead of internet bought as i won't get my replacement this side of the PS4 release (i'm in UK)
Add me to the list. I get the clicking sound and no discs are recognized. Better yet, Microsoft phone support is done for the day so I'm sitting in a chat window just waiting for someone to appear. *sigh*
I'm not quite ready to go all digital yet, so it looks like it's lots of Killer Instinct for me this weekend.
I think people were just hoping for something more. It's been a long time since the last launch and we desperately want to be excited about something. Unfortunately, while Knack and Killzone are competent, they don't offer anything new. This may be unfair, but it is the truth.
Game seems to run fine for what it is and looks like it should be fun. Not really sure why everyone is so worried. Now, if it's unplayable or significantly less fun because of graphical issues, then it's a problem. Of course, none of you know that yet since you haven't played it. But this is the internet, so please carry on.