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@marco724 said:

Just cleared through season 3 and man.. This games a gem. The way you can seamlessly go from stealthing with the mech and plucking ships from a patrol, to juking bullets with the ship and unleashing missiles is so satisfying. My only minor gripe is that I kind of wish that quitting out didn't reset the season.

You can quit out from the Exelios, it's just quitting mid-mission that resets it.

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I think the game itself is great, but it could have used some more time in the oven.

LOTS of framerate drops, which is a huge bummer. Nearly unplayable during bigger fights, like bosses. Also strange how every line of dialogue on the ship is cut a bit short.

"I'M HUNGR-" - Beam

Lots of hitches, seemingly when enemy shields recharge? Even got some hitching and audio drops during the first season's credits, which was weird. I hope this stuff gets fixed, because as enjoyable as I find the game, it's definitely in spite of these issues.

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#3  Edited By LarryDavis

And I was thinking Comcept couldn't seem any more scummy and inept. Whoops, proven wrong again!

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#4  Edited By LarryDavis

That fucking shark in Banjo-Kazooie.

I think I would not have my fear of deep/murky water if not for all those PS1/N64 games that liked to pull shit like that.

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Red Ash has always seemed like a borderline scam, but this just seals it.

I kinda hope Capcom sues them over the blatant Tiesel Bonne ripoff. Comcept so far has done nothing but trade on nostalgia and not-quite-copyright infringement.

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... Uh, okay.

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@larrydavis said:

Sorry, but the anti-preorder rhetoric is dumb. At Best Buy, you get 10 bux in rewards certificates for preordering certain games -- usually, almost every high-profile release. That plus their "Gamers Club Unlocked" thing (20% off any new game purchases for 2 years for 30 bux) has made them the absolute best place for buying new releases. Hard to beat $38 on release day.

I'd say it's equally dumb to include a rewards certificate promo as a "discount" in what you're paying for a game. You're not saving money when you get a 10 dollar coupon for preordering a game at full price, you're just committing yourself to giving them slightly less than full price in the future so you can use it.

I do get the people who don't think it's a big deal compared to other stuff going on in the industry. But the reason preordering is "dumb" is because it lets the publishers know they can get away with shipping a broken product. Publishers know there is zero penalty for fucking up and that gamers have no spine. It's cringe-worthy when you see people say stuff like "I am NEVER buying an (insert company name here) game again other than (insert upcoming game)!"

Not if you're just rolling it forward every time. Then it is a discount. Personally, I use them on movies and other stuff, because when you use them you don't get reward points. With Gamers Club, though, you get 2 points for every dollar spent on games, which amounts to a 5 dollar certificate for every 125.

Like, you can frame it however you want, but it's still usable currency and console games usually take a while to go below $40. Hell, in a lot of cases, you can buy the game, then immediately trade it in for $44 (10% extra TIV, and Best Buy's values are often better then Gamestop's), also getting 88 points on that transaction. I know this sounds like a shill or something, but I never fucking went to Best Buy before this, and I still hate every time I have to go there. But it has saved me gobs of cash, especially on stuff like Nintendo games that rarely get discounts.

So nah, I wouldn't say it's "equally dumb", especially when even the up-front cost isn't "full price". But keep raging against preorders because that sure is the problem in the industry that needs addressing. Not any of the other, much more hideous practices.

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Sorry, but the anti-preorder rhetoric is dumb. At Best Buy, you get 10 bux in rewards certificates for preordering certain games -- usually, almost every high-profile release. That plus their "Gamers Club Unlocked" thing (20% off any new game purchases for 2 years for 30 bux) has made them the absolute best place for buying new releases. Hard to beat $38 on release day.

Not to mention this generation limited editions seem to actually be limited. Majora's Mask 3D, Phantom Pain, and Zero Escape 3 have all sold out very quickly. Getting a preorder in, at least at online retailers that don't charge until they ship, does no harm to you.

Buying things at full-price, and paying in advance? Yeah, that doesn't make a lot of sense. But just walking into a store on release day (especially if you're not in a major metropolitan area, or are looking for a niche game) and getting what you're looking for isn't as easy as the people on the Bombcast would have you believe.

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#9  Edited By LarryDavis

I just glanced at the bit of the article about Journey, but for a second I thought @austin_walker was talking about The Visitor, wherein Franco Nero is a white-robed Italian Jesus for some reason.

Anyway, I'm down for Galak-Z, N++, and maaaaybe Rapture? Not sure I want to spend the bux on that now when it'll almost certainly be a PS+ game in the future. I'm also assuming those of us with Journey on PS3 will automatically get the PS4 version... They wouldn't be shitty enough to claim this is a new version and has to be rebought, right?

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