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#1 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

As someone who doesn't give a damn about mobile gaming, the $300 price tag and underwhelming launch lineup leaves me cold. I really wanted to be excited for this... Shit. Well, maybe in a couple years. Here's hoping I see you Black Friday 2018, Nintendo.

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#2 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

I bought my PS3 almost entirely for Demon's Souls. Despite knowing the XBox 360 was the preferred console (after Microsoft finally sorted out that whole RRoD issue), despite being a Halo fan (even after that shitty Halo 2 ending), despite the 360 being cheaper...yeah, I went with the PS3 because of Demon's Souls. Sure, there were some other exclusives that were apparently good, but everything about Demon's Souls hooked me. Hard.

So...it's not franchises that will make me buy a console, but the promise of something new and exciting. Except when it's VR. Nothing about the VR experience appeals to me.

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#3 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

I'm getting a Singularity/Syndicate vibe in that it has some interesting/potentially cool ideas that should make it a solid B-tier game worth buying when it hits the bargain bin but it will ultimately fail to be special because it's saddled by gameplay and atmosphere that's already been done bigger and better by other games.

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#4 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

Sadly, I know I won't touch the multiplayer, and even $30 is more than I'm willing to pay for a 6- to 8-hour campaign. It seriously bums me out that the original Infinity Ward guys didn't take one of the coolest elements from their CoD days and put some co-op/team Special Ops missions in their giant mech game. Seems like a massive missed opportunity to me.

I'll probably pick it up next year when it's on sale for $15.

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#5 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

I just started playing the first one (because it was dirt cheap and thought, "Why the hell not?") and I've got to ask: does Watch Dogs 2 control better? There's something about how this first one plays...the camera/controls just feels floaty and sloppy in a way that I'm having a hard time coming to terms with. It's kinda pissing me off, because the driving feels like it has the worst handling of any open world game ever.

So...does Watch Dogs 2 play exactly like the first one, or did they refine and tighten up the controls? If it handles the same I'm probably going to skip it.

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#6 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

I love me some giant mechs but I hate competitive multiplayer. I suppose if the single-player campaign is halfway decent (i.e. fun despite a stupid/uninteresting story) then I might try to catch it on a Black Friday sale.

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#7 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (165 posts) -

No Man's Wharf, The Gutter and Shrine of Amana are, without a doubt, my least favorite areas. They weren't difficult, just frustratingly not fun. Dark Souls II already had the most slip-and-die areas of any Souls game, but those areas took it to a whole new level by exacerbating the issue with darkness and sight-obscuring water, forcing you to go from a slow-and-steady careful walk to an annoying snail's crawl. I honestly think I died more times to falling deaths than to enemies during my playthroughs.

Still, I think Dark Souls II gets more hate than it deserves. Most people seem to feel it's the worst in the series but, even with those shit areas, I still really enjoyed the game.