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If you already have one of the new gen systems, really the only thing that makes one console worth owning over another are the exclusives. Neither console is particularly stuffed with quality exclusives yet, but in the end they both will have plenty so buy now or buy later, it's unlikely you'll regret your choice in the long run. Also, it's nice knowing whatever is announced will be playable to you because you already have both systems.

Buy it now and you'll be able to play Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive next week, and Halo a few weeks from now, plus whatever exclusives you had your eye on between launch and now.

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#2  Edited By Fearbeard

Well I didn't hate Destiny, but I could only handle it in short chunks. Once I hit 20 and had seen most of the games missions I didn't have much desire to go back to it. I'll check it out when the expansion hits. Hopefully they won't lock me out of the expansion because I'm only 20 though.

I've been playing a fair amount of Civ 5 in anticipation of Beyond Earth, and passing time with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel which I'm enjoying quite a bit. I have Alien Isolation installed but haven't played it yet, same with The Evil Within. Also spent an afternoon with Shadow of Mordor and enjoyed it a lot, but haven't gone back to it. My work and school load is lighter this week so maybe I can make some decent progress in a game before Beyond Earth comes out and sucks all my free time away.

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My list would look something like this:

  • Gears of War (hugely influential)
  • Guitar Hero II (started a massive craze for music games)
  • Okami (just a quality classic)
  • Dead Rising (some flaws but super unique)
  • Hitman: Blood Money (probably the height of that series so far)
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (while Morrowwind had come out on Xbox, I think Oblivion really showed how these massive first person role playing games could work on console)

You could definitely make an argument for Wii Sports as well and it was definitely the most popular game on the list by far but I didn't think it was particularly good even then.

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@humanity: It's kind of a mix... The world, characters, skills, and squad creation is straight out of Wasteland. The combat is more like Fallout, which makes it a bit more interesting then the straight up turn based RPG style of Wasteland. Considering that the Fallout series was basically a spiritual successor to Wasteland it all kind of makes since.

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It works fine for me when I'm in the same room as my PS4, but as soon as I walk down the hall it turns to shit. Since I don't have to share my TV with anyone it's pretty useless for me, but if you were in a busy household with a lot of TV demand I could see the value.

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#6  Edited By Fearbeard

At least it will give us something to do early next summer.

Though I wouldn't be surprised to see it get pushed back to late August.

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#7  Edited By Fearbeard

Just pick it up for PS3 digitally if you are interested in the game. You get the PS4 version for free and should be able to transfer your character to the PS4 version. I think the PS4 version has to be "purchased" by January but if it's anything like the PSN free games you can initiate the sale on your computer so the game is registered to your account even if you don't have a ps4 yet. If you are geting a PS4 before January then you can just download it on that.

Make sure you buy the PS3 version digitally though as I don't think the retail physical versions apply.

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I really enjoyed it when it came out. It was never a top tier platformer control wise so I'm sure that aspect has gotten even worse with age, and even Shadow of the Colossus which is superior in just about every way has some control issues. I'm sure it's a game that hasn't aged well. Comparing them to games like Ratchet, Jak, and Sly is a bit unfair as those are very much in the style of something like Mario whereas Ico has more in common with games like Prince of Persia (the original) and Flashback.

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So this game finally came out of Early Access and has been officially launched. I've had it in my Steam Library for awhile but I rarely play early access games as I'd rather just wait for the official release.

I've played about 3 hours of it so far and I'm actually having a lot of fun. The game seems to have a fair amount of depth to it. Every crew member can be upgraded how the player chooses with stat increases or learning skills from skill books. For example I have 5 crew members right now (including the captain) and I have the captain plus 3 others set up as my boarding party who are good at combat while I have my 5th crewmate focusing on skills that help my boat sail faster, etc... There seems to be room for at least 20 - 30 crew members on your roster though you do have to supply food and and either rum or pay for morale so you don't want to expand too much too quickly.

Combat is pretty much automatic but that's kind of essential when dealing with a large crew like this. You can set up groups and choose who you want to move where and there are melee and ranged weapons though I have not used any ranged weapons yet so I'm not sure how they work.

There are a few rough edges in how the game explains things to you. For example I just got a cannon on my ship as well as some ammo for it, but I don't know how to use it right now. I suspect I need to buy a skill book that will teach someone the cannon skill but I haven't seen it. There is still tons for me to learn though. I'm hoping Vinny will give the game a try for an hour or two and then do a nice long quick look.

One early tip. Buy the swimming skill for all your crew members as soon as you can. It will save you some annoying reloads if your favorite crew member gets knocked overboard in combat.

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I don't really see the relevance... Most games of Dota 2 don't play out like any that you would see at a major tournament. Some heroes just work better in ability combos.

In pub games I've seen just about every hero on that list played well and dominate.