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#1 Posted by stinger061 (464 posts) -

I was having a good time with it solo but I've now hit a point where the side missions are too tough. It seems like enemies always know where you are even if you are able to move around out of their line of sight and if you get rushed by a melee enemy it's basically all over

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#2 Posted by stinger061 (464 posts) -

I think I would have preferred if they came out up front and said 'Issues around labour and harassment are obviously huge problems for the industry and comparing that to issues around buggy games isn't appropriate so won't be included as part of this category'.

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#3 Posted by stinger061 (464 posts) -

I think the higher number of people in the room now leads to these strongly pushed opinions and it's not unique to Dan. In fact, in the exact same discussion, I'm absolutely certain other members of staff were exaggerating their expectations for Fallout 76 specifically because they really liked RDR2 and wanted to argue for something else in order to keep Red Dead off the list even if nobody actually had any real hope for Fallout 76 after it's reveal.

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#4 Posted by stinger061 (464 posts) -

I agree with Vinny in that I don't believe it's something to get too caught up in because that game has like 5 or 6 characters in total. It's not as if the game is packed full of male characters (I don't buy that the enemies are all masculine). Equally, it's not as if the male characters who are there are presented in the most positive light. All have as many if not more flaws than Freya's characterization but seem to be completely overlooked with the focus instead on how Freya ends up.

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#5 Posted by stinger061 (464 posts) -

Ironically now that most of the crew are more confident with the mechanics it's likely any Hitman content will be shorter. A lot of the chaos and hilarious moments in the past stemmed from indecision or not fully grasping the various states of suspicious, trespassing, compromised etc.

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#6 Posted by stinger061 (464 posts) -

As someone only interested in single player this is a bit of a worry. I've been burned once by Nintendo this year when I jumped in on Mario Tennis Aces and absolutely hated the single player which was nothing but bullshit difficulty. Still tossing up whether to jump in on Smash, although at least here it sounds like the worst of the weird difficulty is optional.

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#7 Posted by stinger061 (464 posts) -

@humanity: Trailers are obviously designed to give the ideal look at a game but the real value for the customer comes from streams and YouTube videos. Of course some of these are paid for to show the game positively but it’s not hard to find genuine voices out there (this very website for example) that you trust to give a good look at the game within days of release.

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#8 Posted by stinger061 (464 posts) -

It's 2018, access to information and raw video of games has never been greater so I don't think there is much of a leg to stand on regarding a refund for buying a 'bad' game.

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#9 Posted by stinger061 (464 posts) -

It's a shame because I feel like a super polished Just Cause game could be a massive success but each release seems to have just a few too many flaws. It seems forever trapped in the area most franchises grow out of after the first game or two where there is the foundation of a great game that just needs some refining.

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#10 Posted by stinger061 (464 posts) -

A better split for developers is definitely a good thing but I worry that 95% of the consumer base doesn't care at all about that. Epic will have to find some really big pro-consumer features to include in order to entice a lot of people over.