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Alextended

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For posterity.

I don't get it. If every asset is remade from scratch then it certainly is not enough to make the game look radically different and 'next gen' (considering the original VF5 specs it still qualifies even by being for PS4, but it certainly doesn't look the part). Like yeah, I see less polygonal edges and I guess every single texture is gonna be high res now and shaders more refined but, it's not that huge a leap, the last version doesn't look bad in comparison and one could easily argue a preference for the previous version stylistically too. If they took that effort in 1:1 remaking everything to this extent and in a new engine and everything, why not build a new visual style and new VF entry to go with it rather than just remake 5? Even if they went with half the roster to start with a la SFV.

I hope some faces and the life bars and other stuff are far from final too, the latter especially looks cheap. And yeah PS4 only is just bullshit (although it says console exclusive so I guess other platforms are possible later). Plus it can't be considered the definitive edition if it still doesn't include things like all the custom items and the Quest mode from the original Virtua Fighter 5 console release, which it may not given the esports focus of this one.

If this so called series revival underperforms it's all on them, but it may still mean another decade or two without a new effort and maybe change their whole plan about their old IP that was recenly leaked saying they want to do more with such stuff moving forward or whatever. But if it looks cool to you get hype.
 
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I will probably jump on the sale for 13 Sentinels, Sackboy and mayeb Miles. Not that good sales, but Im only using my consoles for exclusives, so it's not really hurting that much.
 

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Pokemon Arceus will be out a lot sooner than I expected. It seemed like it was super early based on the initial trailer, but maybe not? SwSh already looks pretty rough in many spots, so I was hoping that Arceus might be better. I've picked up just about every game in the main series, but these last few and the upcoming entries seem questionable.

  • LGPE has a technical issue that bugs me too much to play it, and the battle/catch mechanics for wild Pokemon is a dealbreaker.
  • SwSh's art direction is all over the place, and it just generally doesn't particularly good. By comparison, the 3DS ones looked really nice for the hardware.
  • Diamond/Pearl remakes... same as the above essentially. Really misses the mark for me.
I've had my misgivings with X/Y, ORAS and Sun/Moon but I was interested enough to give them a try. They've lost me with these new ones though. It kind of looks like they realized that they can bank on brand power doing most of the heavily lifting.
 
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Oh lord, that reminds me that when my Mass Effect binge is over that i still have MHR to start!
It'll be V10 by the time i get around to it! :loudly-crying-face:
 

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Damn that’s soon. Please be good! Though, I think at this point I’ll probably wait and see what Valve has up their sleeve before upgrading to a new Switch.

My wants in no particular order: small bezels, increased screen size, improved performance in “pre-Pro” games, better sticks, and better battery life.
 
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I'd like to see more Halo! I'm really stoked for Infinite.
There are also Nintendo things I want to be shown, but I don't even want to voice them for fear of being disappointed :cryingwhyblob:
 

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I'd like to see more Halo! I'm really stoked for Infinite.
There are also Nintendo things I want to be shown, but I don't even want to voice them for fear of being disappointed :cryingwhyblob:
real talk, dont take this personally, but halo is dead and infinite's f2p multiplayer will be popular for two weeks then everyone will go back to siege, valorant, overwatch, apex, csgo, warzone, fortnite, etc.
 
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real talk, dont take this personally, but halo is dead and infinite's f2p multiplayer will be popular for two weeks then everyone will go back to siege, valorant, overwatch, apex, csgo, warzone, fortnite, etc.
I'm mostly in it for the SP in Halo anyway! If they can deliver on making an open world that's fun to blast covenant jobbers in, I'll be satisfied.
 
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Lol, peoples reactions on Twitter and ERA to this article is embarrassing: You Still Don't Need A PlayStation 5

Feels like a mixture of strong insecurities and personal attacks. Christ, it's just an opinion piece, move on with your lifes.

I got a PS5, not because I needed one, but because I wanted one to play exclusives like Demons Souls, Sackboy, Returnal, Ratchet etc.

Some people have too strong feelings towards their game machines.
 

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Lol, peoples reactions on Twitter and ERA to this article is embarrassing: You Still Don't Need A PlayStation 5

Feels like a mixture of strong insecurities and personal attacks. Christ, it's just an opinion piece, move on with your lifes.

I got a PS5, not because I needed one, but because I wanted one to play exclusives like Demons Souls, Sackboy, Returnal, Ratchet etc.

Some people have too strong feelings towards their game machines.
I turned on my PS5 for the first time since finishing Returnal so I could redeem this month's PSN games. I'll turn on my PS5 again when Ratchet & Clank comes out.
 

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Kind of crazy they are supporting PS4 for so long. Give them props I guess but by the time Ragnarok comes out there should be more than 20 million PS5 owners. Don't really see a reason to hold back the games when most will buy it on PS5 anyways.
 
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Decided to turn off the PS5 home music, it was driving me nuts. I did like some of the game menu sounds, but yeah, the menu music became tiring for me.
 
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It seems like the CD Projekt source code leak also includes a leak of the PS5 SDK.
Let's hope that this does not have bad consequences (e.g. hacking).
 

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Bought Bayonetta 2 at full price, don't need to thank me if they put it up on sale next week.

I forgot how much I love Bayo's controls, so it's been super fun especially after playing a bunch of the games with slow walking shit (that's including astral chain because riding the dog legion was so clunky). I've heard Bayo 1 is actually better than 2 in some aspects but I haven't gotten far enough to tell. Only thing so far is that you can use angel weapons with the shoot button (i think it replaces main attacks in the previous game, but i could be wrong) and the new devil trigger thing, which is a bit mashy but i don't mind it.
 

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Ratchet and Clank : Rift Apart is swimming in 9s and 10s. Reminds me of how critically praised the original 3 PS2 games were (who also got many 9s and 10s).
Big PS5 game is here!

Despite being very photorealistic, R&C-RA still manages to have its unique visual aesthetic and also have good clarity. In many other cases, photorealism kills colors and/or any aesthetic appeal.
 
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Picked up Iron Man VR on sale on US PSN. Now I only need Miles Morales Ultimate and Im fairly sure I own all PS exclusives, at least the ones Im interested in.

Miles can wait though, have only played like 2 hours of Demon's, the first level of Sackboy, 1 hour of Returnal and 40 min or Rift Apart. Im packed so far.
 

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The first trailer for the new RPG from former SMT devs just released. So far it's only confirmed for Japan and only on Switch and Playstation. Hopefully there's a localization announced in the future.
 

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The first trailer for the new RPG from former SMT devs just released. So far it's only confirmed for Japan and only on Switch and Playstation. Hopefully there's a localization announced in the future.
Looks good but very SMT like, a dungeon RPG again, couldn't they come up with something more unique/creative if they're no longer shackled to that one IP? I suppose it could have a creative plot and battle system and stuff even if confined to those tropes. It seems combat is more tactical/has positioning matter etc.


Can't find this anywhere it doesn't require logging in for age crap. 5 minute No More Heroes 3 Japanese trailer. I've not even watched it, youtube pisses me off...
 
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Im in, really liked the first Mario Rabbids, but never finished the expansion because it was too difficulty for me.
 
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Alextended

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Is it normal none of the screens seem to show any turn based combat shenanigans? Did the first one have free movement exploration and what not as here?