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So i picked up 3.0, not owning a previous version of the game. I was always under the impression that Infinity was just the playsets, and the toybox, and that was it. I find navigating 3.0 to be a chore, load screens are everywhere (I'm playing on the Xbox One). Almost nothing is really well explained, you just have to experiment to find out what it does. The "Toybox" part of the game feels almost hidden, as they don't show it in any of the initial tutorial sequences, you have to find it. This game has so many things going on, between sidekicks, interiors, playsets, toyboxes, themed toyboxes, power discs, kart racing, it all just feels interconnected. For example I can't use my sidekick in any of the playsets. Why? How do you get new sidekicks? It's not explained. Also nowhere on the packaging do they note that you can't use 1.0 or 2.0 playsets in 3.0. I understand why they don't work, but maybe the previous playsets should just be offered as free downloads for people that purchase the playsets? It's confusing when the previous figures work, but not the playsets. In the end i'm left with the fact that this game is supposed to be a kids game, but it feels unpolished compared to the competition. Skylanders has other problems (The idea that you need to purchase more figures just to see content is shitty), but atleast the game is polished and easy to comprehend.

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The amount of major releases coming out this holiday is insane....

  • September
    • Mad Max
    • Mario Maker
    • MGS5
    • Disney Infinity 3.0
    • Forza 6
    • Destiny: Taken King
    • Lego Dimensions
  • October
    • Rock Band 4
    • Nathan Drake Collection
    • Yoshi's Woolly World
    • Guitar Hero Live
    • Assassins Creed Syndicate
    • Zelda: Triforce Heroes
    • Halo 5
  • November
    • Call of Duty Black Ops 3
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider
    • Fallout 4
    • Need for Speed
    • Star Wars Battlefront
    • Star Fox Zero
  • December
    • Hitman
    • Just Cause 3
    • Rainbow Six Siege
    • Xenoblade

That's not including any of the smaller titles. Hopefully at least half of them are good!

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Another person looking for an invite to the preview program!

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Hey there, I just bought an xbox one a few days ago, and was bummed to see that you can only get in the preview program with an invite. I was hoping that we could use this thread to spread the preview program to those who don't have access. If you have access to the preview program I would highly appreciate an invite, and would help pass it along to more! My gamertag is: skyline7284.

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I have had a PS4 since launch, and also bought an Xbox One last week, and so far I use PS4 primarily for third party titles, and watching blurays, and then I use the Xbox One for first party, and the TV functionality.

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Overall, I think I'd have to give the crown to Codemasters as today's foremost racing game publisher (and developer). I'd definitely put Microsoft with Forza and Forza Horizon in the conversation for the top spot as well.

EA's recent track record is very spotty and killing Burnout is unforgivable. Sony publishes racing games pretty infrequently and Driveclub was generally not well received. Beyond those, there are a lot of smaller publishers/developers like Bugbear that probably merit a mention but are far from prolific in today's racing game scene.

Yeah I think the growth of specifically Simulation style games largely on the PC is fascinating to watch with things like Assetto Corsa, Project Cars, iRacing, etc. The arcade style on the other hand feels largely still in the mold of the typical publishers, with Horizon 2 being the only significant arcade racer in while that I can think of outside of The Crew.

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So I just purchased an Xbox One, and along with it I picked up Forza 5, and Forza Horizon 2, and together I feel like Microsoft has the strongest slate of racing games current, which is weird because it didn't use to. For the longest time I would argue EA, with Burnout and Need for Speed, Codemasters with GRiD and DiRT, or even Sony with Motorstorm, and Gran Turismo. However the last few games from EA have been lackluster at best, Driveclub was a disappointment on many levels. I think Microsoft has the perfect blend of both Arcade racing games (Horizon) and Simulation (Forza Motorsport), what do you guys think?

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#9  Edited By skyline7284

SPOILERS BELOW FOR THE ENTIRE GAME

So I just finished Contradiction, and I was hoping we could use this thread to discuss what we thought of the game in terms of spoilers. There is a lot to unpack in this game and I thought I would just put down my initial thoughts.

  • The Rand Brothers are the best characters in the game, the first time you meet Paul Rand in particular is incredible, he really plays into the ruthless evil businessman vibe.
  • I found everything dealing with Liam's death to be interesting, and it's a shame it is never really elaborated upon further.
  • James was the weakest character in the game, seemed like he was only used to move the story along.
  • I wish there was more to Lisa's character, again she seemed used purely as a plot device.
  • The doll fire sequence was probably my favorite sequence in the game, in that it proved completely insane. The mirror room was a close runner up.
  • Rebecca is an interesting character in that anytime you asked her anything significant she almost immediately sent you off her trail and to Ryan.
  • The tape trail at the end felt too convenient, and poorly thought out.

What did everyone else think?

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@adequatelyprepared: So far i'm a little over halfway and have put in about 4 hours. It gets more difficult as it progresses, due to the sheer volume of evidence and characters.