Community MetaSteam | January 2021 - It's Rare to See a Medium So Well-Done

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Kvik

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Downunder.
Fuck this Virtual On minigame in Kiwami 2. Haruka is a cinnamon bun, but Uncle Kaz is pushing 40, his twitch/reaction speed in vidya isn't what it used to be. :dana_tense:
 

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Balan Wonderland demo was OK.
Good visuals IMO, but keep in mind that this is more of a slower paced adventure platformer, that's on the light side. Will satisfy younger children but more veteran/older players might be put off.
There are QTE challenges that are optional but I think in the main game they reward a cheevo at least. They're pretty simple though so nothing critical. it's just that the QTEs don't feel like they add anything to the game :V

The one thing they should fix in the full game is that power up boxes should always be available in case you want to switch back to a previous one. All in all it's an OK demo for what I expect to be an OK game. Keep expectations low and you might enjoy it but I dunno if I could recommend it at full price :X

The hostess mini-game in Yakuza 3 is pretty boring compared to 0 and 2 :/
IIRC, it was the first game in the series to feature it.
 

beep boop

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The hostess mini-game in Yakuza 3 is pretty boring compared to 0 and 2 :/
I have read recommendations to skip it. Which, given the amount of time I spent on it already in Zero and Kiwami 2, I will probably also be inclined to do.
 

Mivey

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Steam Controller was much more disaster than I thought it would be

  • $100+ million losses
  • every controller was sold at loss (valve hoped that volume would manufacturing cost down)
  • team fired/laidoff 2 years ago
I mean, Valve probably made up those losses quickly via their profits from the Steam store. And if the cost is an issue, they could have just given it to a third party to manufacture.
Still hoping Valve returns to this at some point, especially with something that can work both in VR and in "normal" games.
 

Alexandros

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Steam Controller was much more disaster than I thought it would be

  • $100+ million losses
  • every controller was sold at loss (valve hoped that volume would manufacturing cost down)
  • team fired/laidoff 2 years ago
Well, fuck. Should I abandon all hope?
 
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Knurek

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So what is the next best option? Are mouse-driven games at all playable with a standard controller through Steam input?
Best option for what exactly? Playing games with a gamepad or comfy couch stuff?
All depends on a game, some are perfectly playable with a gamepad, some are a bad time with one.
You can always go for a wireless KB+M combo and make/buy a lapboard if you just want the comfy couch stuff.
 

fantomena

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As shocking as it is, I’m ok with this
BtS was awesome and Dontnod haven’t yet matched LiS1 imo
Yup, LiS 1 is still to be beaten. And I found Before the Storm to be much better than LiS 2 and Twin Mirror.

To me, both LiS 1 and BtS had so many mermories, I barely remember anything from LiS 2 other than the fathers death and "You're the reason we need to build that wall" comment or whatever it was. Very forgettable game to me.

Twin Mirror? lol
 

Mivey

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Yup, LiS 1 is still to be beaten. And I found Before the Storm to be much better than LiS 2 and Twin Mirror.
Polar opposite for me, couldn't stand LiS 1 (barely finished the first episode) and I love both LiS 2 and Twin Mirror. In fact, Twin Mirror shows that Dontnod really doesn't need the Life is Strange franchise to make interesting games in a comparable genre. Really looking forward how they'll use the money from Tencent.
 
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