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  1. I have a weird relationship with The Witcher series. Bought and played 1 for about 2hrs, never went back. Bought 2 at launch played for about 5hrs, tried to go back 4 months later and had to restart. Got another 10hrs in and put it down. A year later I started again and it finally clicked at 15hrs where I couldnt put it down. The Witcher 3 was basically the same. Bought it at launch on PC. Played for 15hrs got sidetracked and never went back. Bought it on sale for xbox about a year ago, played for 10hrs and put it down. Early may, I picked up where I left off. since i had been through those missions now twice. I was a bit indifferent about the game until I made some fundamental changes to the way I was playing. Once I did that, it fully sunk its hooks in me and I couldnt put it down. I finished with about 73hrs on the game clock. I supposed that might seem rushed compared to other who have gotten 150+hrs out of the game, but I am fully satisfied. I did 19 of the 26 contracts and a ton of side missions. I didnt do a ton of the "?" that are littered throughout the map. In fact, I turned them off bc it was completely distracting and overwhelming to see. Sometime maybe too much content can be a bad thing. I knew there were a bunch of possibilities for the ending, but I think I got "the good one". At least Im happy with the outcome. I only restarted one critical decision when I accidentally clicked the wrong choice. I had figured fuck it and let it fly...played for 10 more minutes and said nah, I need to chose the answer I meant. In my ending Ciri Lives, She becomes a witcher. I sailed off into the sunset with that fiesty bitch Yennefer. Cerys is ruling Skellige and they are doing great and have chilled the fuck out. I took out Radavoid bc fuck those racist cunts..but it allowed the nilgaardians to basically take Novigrad, but it restored independence (to a degree) in Temeria, so all was right in the world. I had put up a long post in the "what are you playing thread" about my pros and cons and I would say much of that still stands even at the end. However there were some complete flip flops to the game play. For one, I had been frustrated with being level 7 and getting gear 10 levels ahead or more. Towards the end, when I wound up be completely over-leveled for the final missions (finished the game at level 35) all the gear I was finding was 5-10 levels lower. And it wound not mattering in the end bc the best gear in in the game are the Witcher sets. I wound up running the Bear set (mostly bc it looked the best) and upgraded it to superior all around and the mastercrafted steel sword. I ran a heavy attack/sign build/adrenaline gain build. I used the dismemberment monster trophy. Towards the end, I could 2 shot most enemies with my heavy attack. Felt good. I had also mentioned that I thought the leveling was too slow and made progress feel slow. After skillege when you go back to Kaher Morhen, I was like level 24-25. All of sudden they were basically handing out levels <<insert oprah meme>>. One mission I jumped 2 full levels. Every mission thereafter was basically 1000 points. It was just a weird an jarring change in the mechanics, but I didnt mind. It allowed me to upgrade all my gear which was awesome because it changed the look every time and got consistently more badass. Other than that, I really loved Skellige. Reminded me of Skyrim and it was definitely the best looking area of the game. Them fucking harpies tho. Im going to jump into the DLC this weekend..hopefully tackle Hearts of Stone as I hear its not terribly long, but very good. Overall though, this really makes me excited for Cyberpunk (and it would be awesome if CDPR remastered Witcher 1 and released it on the consoles). Question: Is there any must see/do side missions, contracts or "?" that really stand out that I should go do before starting the DLC?
  2. Given the GOTY is just a few weeks away, just thought I would create a place to post all things FH4. Edition Comparison -- Note these are different than FH3 Base Game ($59.99) -- FH 4 Formula Drift Car Pack Deluxe Edition ($79.99) --Base + Car Pass Ultimate Edition ($99.99) -- Deluxe + VIP + Expansion 1 + Expansion 2 + Day One Car Pack + Play 4 days early That's right -- the Deluxe edition does not contain VIP this year, but has the car pack instead. HOWEVER, the Ultimate Edition seems to have tremendous value -- all of the content from the FH3 UE -- plus both expansions included! This cost $35 extra on FH3.
  3. https://www.mcvuk.com/sony-dominates-uk-charts-with-days-gone-and-blood-truth/ 1 Days Gone Sony 2 Mortal Kombat 11 Warner Bros 3 FIFA 19 EA 4 Rage 2 – NEW Bethesda 5 Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar 6 Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar 7 Team Sonic Racing – NEW Sega 8 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo 9 The Division 2 Ubisoft 10 New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe Nintendo For the first week of June, the Days of Play sale has switched up the chart. 1 FIFA 19 EA 2 Days Gone Sony 3 Marvel’s Spider-Man Sony 4 Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar 5 Blood & Truth Sony 6 Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar 7 Team Sonic Racing Sega 8 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo 9 Mortal Kombat 11 Warner Bros 10 PlayStation VR Worlds Sony
  4. The "Discovery Tour" feature is truly one of the best contributions that Ubisoft has made to gaming!
  5. The code to some games has unfortunately been lost GIVE ME FINAL FANTASY TACTICS WAR OF THE LIONS EDITION ON PS4/X1 WITH TROPHIES/ACHIEVEMENTS ALREADY YOU FUCKING COWARDS
  6. You know how we're kinda/sorta doing "information" threads for games that compile stuff like previews, trailers, gameplay videos into one place? Well, I posted a couple of similar threads over there and it appears to have caught on with other ERA posters. Should I sue?
  7. Their respective twitter postings are quite extensive, but definitely worth the read to see things from the perspective of a couple of military veterans with ties to the gaming industry: Their "tweet essays" were probably prompted by this article in Kotaku today: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare's Developers Are Still Deciding How Disturbing To Get
  8. Goddammit why did they have to go and do that? The company behind last year's Midway, Capcom, and Atari cabinets is back with two new 3/4 scale, DIY arcade sets. The first is the Capcom Marvel Super Heroes Home Arcade Game, which features: Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men: Children of the Atom, and The Punisher. The second cabinet is the Konami Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Home Arcade Game, which includes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) and Turtles in Time. The Konami cabinet will be the first Arcade1UP set to include four simultaneous players, just like the arcade originals.
  9. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-06-12-runic-games-much-loved-action-rpg-torchlight-2-is-coming-to-consoles-this-september
  10. I am already the owner of an HTC VIVE and VIVE Pro and an Oculus Go My initial thoughts. The screen is on par with the Vive Pro.....it does not have the same refresh rate, but the games and programs I've used seem to take this into account and have downgraded visuals.....that's not to say they look bad...the visuals that are there look great...but they have eliminated some visuals...like fog in Beat Saber. So you have less visual components, but the ones that are there look good. Minimal screen door effect. For some reason I am not really able to discern screen door effect or frame rate drops in games...unless its completely obvious...so your mileage may vary The Sound....is great. You can use headphones...and many reviews say you should, but the sound feels like its just there in your ears....very much like the go where the sound is just here but you can't make out a discernable speaker in the headband. I still think this is awesome how they fit a tiny speaker in the headband strap that works so well. Using an Ipad or phone you can stream your experience very easily so others can see what you are doing in VR or for recording. Battery life is much improved over the Go.....I feel like its doubled...so hardcore gaimng will get you two solid hours...streaming Netflix 3 Solid Hours......but even better..I have an Anker battery that I use for my Switch that i can slide into a back pocket and it connects via USB C easily to the headset and adds another 4-6 hours easily. (Not that I can spend that long in VR...) The face has a fan inside it....If you used the GO...you may have found that the interior fogs up..sometimes quite easily....this has been fixed. (this also means that the unit is more front facing heavy..but it's not too bad..the original HTC Vive with the straps was worse) Tracking is phenomenal....I used it in my basement and in my kids bedroom. It was very easy to outline a new play area and I love the way that it uses Gridlines like the Vive if you get too close to act as a warning...but even better is the fact that if you setp out of the play area..the front cameras come on so you can actually see without taking the headset off. If my wife comes down stairs I can just jump out and talk and then jump back in... Never used the Oculus handset before and it takes a little getting used to, but they tarcked and worked flawlessly....and the finger gestures made even more intricate hand movement in games possible. Overall the biggest takeaway is that the whole process was seamless. Jumping into VR is quick and easy and everything works fluidly. It may not be able to handle No Mans Sky VR like my Vive Pro...but the games and apps it does work with...work well enough to make the experience a lot funner. (if you have questions ask away) I really do think that this is a real big step in consumer VR and a sign of things to come. Advances are coming at a much faster clip and these devs have a solid foundation to build on.
  11. Is 2020 already shaping up to be a significantly better year for gaming than 2019 (that IMHO seems to be a big letdown vs. 2018). They only games I am really hyped for, for the rest of 2019: 1) Doom (already pre-ordered) 2 Gears 5 (no good reason, given I haven't actually seen any gameplay yet) And that is it... However, in 2020... 1) Cyberpunk 2077 2) Watchdogs Legion 3) Ghost of Tsushima 4) Last of Us 2 5) A Forza game 6) Maybe even Final Fantasy VII remake (cause I hate myself)
  12. And features everyone's favorite cyberpunk and killer actor!
  13. How is everyone feeling going into the show this year? ... I’m kind of lukewarm for the first time since I’ve been following the show. Not just because Sony’s out, but because there’s not really a must see game for me this year beyond FF7R, maybe Astral Chain and Respawn’s Star Wars. I also can’t take much more GaaS glut anymore. Anything you’re personally looking forward to?
  14. When people see Elder Scrolls 6 they'll understand why it took so long, Todd Howard says The interview:
  15. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-06-03-cuphead-arriving-on-tesla-dashboards-later-this-year
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