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#1 Posted by Cameron (1055 posts) -

I have a Rift and it's been hanging on my wall unused for at least eight months. It was probably unused for a year before that. I just don't think compelling software ever materialized. It's too much of a pain in the ass to clear out my room, and I've found anything that's not room scale with hand tracking to be very underwhelming. Since I've heard PSVR is not very good at room-scale or hand tracking, it doesn't sound ideal to me. VR is cool, but it's not how I want to play most games. Astrobot sounds cool, but I don't think it's worth spending several hundred dollars.

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#2 Posted by Cameron (1055 posts) -

I've given Dark Souls and Bloodborne a chance, and I don't think I'll play another From game (unless it's Armored Core) unless they add difficulty options. My work involves banging my head against a wall all day until I come up with solutions to problems, and I sure don't want to do more of that once I get home. Replaying the same content over and over because I make a small mistake isn't fun for me. I think Celeste did difficulty very well. I still had to complete the rooms, but the punishment for failure could be much smaller if I wanted it to be.

Obviously From can do what they want, but they are leaving money on the table by not being accessible to more players. I like the atmosphere of their games, but I don't buy them because I know I'll get frustrated and never finish them. There are way too many great games for me to waste money like that.

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#3 Posted by Cameron (1055 posts) -

If PC games from the same time period count, then Factorio. It's tough to get into, but seeing everything you've put together over time work together (or not) is very satisfying.

If I'm restricted to consoles, then Sky Force Reloaded. It's an approachable SHUMP that feels great to play in a time when every other SHUMP is made for masochists.

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#4 Posted by Cameron (1055 posts) -

I've only watched a few movies on UHD blu-ray, but the scenes from The Dark Knight Returns that were originally filmed in Imax look incredible. I'd recommend looking up movies that come from a 4K digital source. Lots of movies get mastered for 2K theatres and then that version gets put on the UHD blu-ray. Those might look a bit better than a regular blu-ray, but probably not as much as you'd think.

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#5 Posted by Cameron (1055 posts) -

@dgtlty: The core game will be the same. It will still have a good style, great controls, interesting weapons, and a meaningful progression system. It sounds like these changes will make the game more difficult, but if you've never played it before you won't know that. To me, the changes seem like they might break certain strategies that work well now and force people to play differently.

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#6 Posted by Cameron (1055 posts) -

I played through it a few years ago. It's not a terrible game, but it's not great either. I'm not even sure I'd call it a B game, at least, not in the same way Singularity is a B game. There are a few scenes that stick out in my head, which is more than I can say about a lot of games, but I also remember it was very clunky and the combat sections were all pretty bad. If the concept sounds interesting to you, I'd check it out for $10 or so. It's hard to go wrong at that price.

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#7 Posted by Cameron (1055 posts) -

I think the video thumbnails looks really bad when blown up on the front page. I'm on a 1440p 25" monitor, so I imagine they would look even worse on a bigger 4K screen. Is there a way to have a higher resolution image as the thumbnail rather than a video frame?

Apologies if this has been mentioned a bunch before, but there are too many posts to read through at this point.

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#8 Posted by Cameron (1055 posts) -

Don't bother unless you have a very specific use case where you need a powerful gaming computer on the go. They've gotten better in the past few years, but unless you're prepared to shell out a ton of money, a gaming laptop is going to be big and have relatively short battery life.

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#9 Posted by Cameron (1055 posts) -

@justin258:

That's interesting that it's not a traditional hardware limitation (CPU/GPU) but a limitation of the UMD. Still, I'm usually someone who notices and complains about frame-rate drops, but it really didn't bother me in this game. I'd take the slowdown in exchange for a competent translation any day. Though, it was a decade or so between my time playing it on the PS1 and the Vita, so maybe seeing them side by side it would bother me more.

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#10 Posted by Cameron (1055 posts) -

It's a huge upgrade over the Xbox One. Red Dead in particular feels like it was made for the X.