@fiawen: Thanks. Some great tips these. Pity my PC is around 5 years too old to play it now. Heard a rumour this will be out for PS4 in May-June this year so looking forward to having a blast on it.
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What is this game like? Is it anything like RDR or GTA V? I usually like just about everything that Rockstar puts out, but I've heard this game is slow and I hate slow games.
I love openworld games such as RDR, GTA and Saints Row. This however isn't one of them. It's extremely slow and repetitive. There's little to do of any note outside of missions. The whole game was quite a chore to play through.
This is basically the whole game in a nutshell:
1) leave the station and head to crime scene.
2) Walk slowly around crime scene looking for clues.
3) visit a suspect/lead/wifes house based on those clues.
4) Question suspect/lead/wife.
5) Learn about the real suspect.
6) Go the where suspect is and apprehend them (usually an arduous chase on foot)
7) Question suspect to get a confession.
Do that 20 times until the titles come up. Game does look good though and the facial animation is the best I've ever seen.
Unfortunately not to a very good place IMHO as F2P (pay to win) and indie games seem to be on the rise and AAA titles continue to lose money hand over fist.
I play a number of FTP games myself and quite enjoy them but lets just remember what they are created for. They are here to try and milk as much money out of the consumer as humanly possible. The current FTP revenue is rising 50% year on year and that will not go unnoticed by the industry as a whole.
Also don't get me wrong, I love that the industry is embracing the indie market at the minute and a number of upcoming titles from indie developers look fresh, exciting and innovative. I just hope that doesn't ring the death knell for some bigger studios who will just stop financing the big budget titles and instead rely on smaller teams bringing out smaller games more regularly. Just look at the recent closure of Irrational Games and recent lay offs across the board as an example of what may be to come.
It seems that the days of spending upwards of $10,000,000 on a game may be over as developers are just not recouping enough on their investment to make them economically viable.
Just enjoy the big budget titles now while you can as in 5 years time we'll all be playing flappy bird on our consoles (shudder)
MS will hopefully show some more Quantum Break and Sunset overdrive gameplay whilst teasing us with Halo 5.
Nintendo will show off Zelda U and Watchdogs on Wii U (it'll look terrible)
Sony will show more The Order 1886, Uncharted 4 (a very brief tease) and then a giant animatronic Trico will walk onto the stage before shitting out Team Ico who will then show a playable demo of The Last Guardian. The audience will be so impressed that their heads will simultaneously explode and I will be happy.
It's a shame really as the Vita is set up perfectly to be a kick-ass hand held. It's extremely powerful and the ps4 remote play feature is amazing. It should really be selling a hell of a lot more. I own one myself and I'm fully aware of the lack of 1st party support which is a real shame. A hand full of AAA titles would see sales double IMO. As it stands there's only Borderlands 2 and a hand full of JPRGs that I would class in that category.
Just imagine having a Mass Effect, Witcher or Dragon Age running on it. They would shift hundreds of thousands of units. Unfortunately that just doesn't look likely to happen as we shift into gen 8.
Looks quite good for off screen footage but come on people! How hard is it to take HD videos on a phone. Was it recorded using a potato? I have a 3 year old handset that takes movies in HD. If you're gonna upload footage then use a phone that's not shit.
I'm enjoying my PS4 immensely but I can understand why people say there's not much to do on it yet. It has only been out 6 months but and for a gamer like myself who only games 2 hours a night there's still a lot of stuff available to keep me occupied until the next release. However for gamers who play maybe 5+ hours a day I can see why they might complain. It is just what happens like this in the early life of a system. Compared to the PS3s early software choices the PS4 is leaps and bounds ahead.
I've completed InFamous:SS 100% but still have Killzone (which is surprisingly good single player), Knack, Trine 2, mercenary kings, Outlast, Don't Starve, Flower, Warframe, Blacklight, DC Universe Online, Dead Nation and more to keep me going until the likes of Watchdogs come out.
I'm extremely happy with the games available this early in the consoles lifespan.