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#1 Posted by Chaser324 (8623 posts) -

@the_nubster: Yeah. The screen-space reflections in RE2 seem to be straight up broken. When I saw it in the demo, I assumed a graphics card driver update or the final release of the game would fix it, but it seems that it's still just as bad.

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#2 Posted by Chaser324 (8623 posts) -

After playing the beta for about four hours, this is pretty much just more of The Division, but that's enough to pull me into it.

I really like the new rifle category of guns. It's nice to have those mid-range semi-auto guns separated out into their own group. I still think the game could be a bit better about surfacing a simple DPS number though, as it can still be tough to really know if one gun is better than another.

The setting seems nice, but at least from the sections available in the beta, it doesn't feel as distinct from the setting of the first game as I expected. There are a few slightly more open areas, but most of it is still just ramshackle city streets and buildings. The characters and plot are also just as inconsequential as in the first game, and I'm fine with that.

The only change I'm not too sure about is the way weapon attachments are now handled, no longer being randomized loot but being a standard set of unlocks. I don't really care for the trade-offs that most of them present, but it remains to be seen if there are better options in the full game.

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#3 Posted by Chaser324 (8623 posts) -

Yep. There's nothing GB can do to control the ads on YouTube. If you don't want to see ads on videos, use the GB video player.

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#4 Posted by Chaser324 (8623 posts) -

I'm pre-loading right now.

I came to the first game very late, after they had ironed out a lot of the problems, and I had a great time with it. I'm hoping that they've managed to pick up where that game left off, and The Division 2 will be a much better experience at launch.

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#5 Edited by Chaser324 (8623 posts) -

Yep. AC: Odyssey is one of the only 2018 games that I actually played through to completion.

It's a great game, and as you noted, is a really good podcast/audiobook game.

@slag: I never hit any XP issues. There is a point maybe around level 20-30 where I always felt a little underpowered, but once you start really figuring out the skills and exploiting damage bonuses on gear, you'll start to feel very overpowered.

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#6 Posted by Chaser324 (8623 posts) -

I was at the show last night in Charlotte as well, and it was a great time. I would definitely agree that the Scurll/Brody vs. Gresham/Cobb was the best match of the night.

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#7 Posted by Chaser324 (8623 posts) -

I picked it up as well. I played KH and KH2 back when they were initially released and haven't touched anything else in the franchise, so I'm a bit out of the loop on the lore. What I've played thus far seems like some dumb fun though.

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#8 Posted by Chaser324 (8623 posts) -

I've avoided bringing up any complaints about design issues in here because I assumed a lot of things would get ironed out over time, but with the recent changes to the forums, it seems like things are just continuing to go in the wrong direction.

I still love the GB content and haven't really had any major technical issues with the update, but I have to echo what most of the other folks are saying about many of the design elements just feeling clumsy (font sizes and other elements too large, too much whitespace in some areas, etc.) and lacking clarity (confusing video titles with the new show/episode format, people not understanding how to change between video/audio and premium/standard format for podcasts).

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#9 Posted by Chaser324 (8623 posts) -

@barrock: The Steam Link didn't work with Mac when it was initially released.

I never had any intent to use it with a Mac, but I had logged into Steam a few times from my MacBook Air which was enough to qualify me for the compensation offered - the Valve complete pack (all current and future Valve releases).

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#10 Edited by Chaser324 (8623 posts) -

@neocalypso: Ah...I wasn't even aware that they added all of that. I uninstalled the game about a week after its initial release and never looked back.

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