BELOW expectations

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#1 Edited by deactivated-5cd08b1605da1 (9317 posts) -

Sorry for the terrible pun but yeah, Below just received a 6 on GS

https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/below-review-the-long-way-down/1900-6417059/

I still quite remember how much lems were hyping this game at the start of the gen. I guess its just one more flop to the pile of Xbone flops. Lems are used to it by now

Somehow, even when the xbone is already dead... it keeps on dying :p

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#2 Edited by Bilic42 (14 posts) -

Xone is off to a rough 2019 , just like 2018 and 2017

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#3 Posted by Pedro (35597 posts) -

Strange, I can't recall anyone "hyping" this game. Besides, you are late to the show.

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#4 Posted by tenaka2 (17224 posts) -

Can we have an OBOVE expectations thread to include your mom?

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#5 Posted by lundy86_4 (53795 posts) -

This was hyped?

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#6 Posted by kingtito (10378 posts) -

A title never hyped is below expectations? Who's expectations? Cows falsely claiming it was hyped?

Xbox won again, living rent free 24/7 in cows minds...or what loosely resembles a mind

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#7 Posted by Archangel3371 (28508 posts) -

Oh noes! How ever will I sleep at night?

Spoiler: Just fine.

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#8 Posted by brimmul777 (4137 posts) -

I love my Xbox One and I have little faith in it being any good right from the start. What hype are you referring to?

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#9 Posted by AJStyles (1070 posts) -

Xbone taking another L.

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#10 Posted by onesiphorus (2942 posts) -

@kingtito said:

A title never hyped is below expectations? Who's expectations? Cows falsely claiming it was hyped?

Xbox won again, living rent free 24/7 in cows minds...or what loosely resembles a mind

Where did that phrase "living rent free" in people's minds came from?

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#11 Edited by uninspiredcup (34912 posts) -

As mentioned above, the game wasn't really hyped. Maybe if it was 2010 when everyone parties would get damp at the prospect of kewl pixel game, but now they are a dime a dozen. Everyone's a pink haired auteur indite with thick rimmed glasses, it's no longer exciting.

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#12 Edited by DaVillain- (37974 posts) -

Errr I don't eve remember Below was being hype at all, by anyone really. Are we sure this game was hype to begin with? And how is this an Xbox One game when it's on Steam anyway?

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#13 Posted by kingtito (10378 posts) -

@onesiphorus said:
@kingtito said:

A title never hyped is below expectations? Who's expectations? Cows falsely claiming it was hyped?

Xbox won again, living rent free 24/7 in cows minds...or what loosely resembles a mind

Where did that phrase "living rent free" in people's minds came from?

No idea, I'm quoting a fellow forum member when cows, such as TC, post nonsense like this thread because they continue to talk about a console they've deemed, on numerous occasions, irrelevant, redundant and having no games.

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#14 Posted by enzyme36 (4269 posts) -

Game is pretty cool... but it really is a punishing roguelike. Not quite Teleglitch punishing ... but still pretty gritty.

In general tho I think people should give more games a chance instead of looking at someone's score and scratching it off your list.

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#15 Posted by omegaMaster (1318 posts) -

Even the heading of the article sums up Xbox One - "Below Review: The Long Way Down"

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#16 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4996 posts) -

Let's face it. No one's gonna be looking forward to anything on Xbox but Gears 5 this year, and I got a feeling a lot of Boners are gonna reject it because it has a female lead now. Siiiiigh.

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#17 Posted by I_P_Daily (12500 posts) -

@Vatusus: Oh its one of those "i remember" things huh. Well i remember you being arsehurt over the demo of DMC being exclusive to the XB1 lol.

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#18 Posted by Shewgenja (21456 posts) -

ITT:

OP thinks Lems care about games and gets owned.

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#19 Posted by Zappat (1595 posts) -

With a 69 in Metacritic, Below is in the top 5 best console exclusive games for the X1 in 2018. This is an AAAe by lemming standards lol.

Lol @ lemmings damage controlling in this thread ?

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#20 Posted by Pedro (35597 posts) -

@BenjaminBanklin said:

Let's face it. No one's gonna be looking forward to anything on Xbox but Gears 5 this year, and I got a feeling a lot of Boners are gonna reject it because it has a female lead now. Siiiiigh.

Its not good to speak on others behalf but you do it all the time. Why?

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#21 Posted by phbz (4654 posts) -

I was one of the few hyping the game and I still stand by it. Everything in the game is top quality stuff except being too difficult. Not really difficult but more too time consuming (although there's a shortcut near the beginning that changes the game completely). Still sound design is really amazing and exploration is rewarding like few games hope to achieve. Still, it sucks being so unbalanced specially when it would be easy to "fix". It's clearly a design choice and definitely demands dedication. Surly not a game for "press X for emotions" gamers.

But Ashen did deliver. Freaking fantastic game!

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#22 Posted by sealionact (4152 posts) -

@Vatusus: "I still quite remember how much lems were hyping this game at the start of the gen."

What?

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#23 Posted by sealionact (4152 posts) -

@BenjaminBanklin: Whereas PS4 owners are looking forward to Days gone no doubt.

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#24 Posted by Alucard_Prime (10107 posts) -

I'm enjoying it and this game often managed to generate good buzz over the years when it was shown. It looks great and has a cool dark atmosphere, plays fine and is challenging, but I've yet to encounter the brutal difficulty spike that sparked the mixed reactions.

There's a reason why it generated interest, but it is still an indie from someone I do not know, so I never thought it was necessarily going to be a critical success, but so far it has met my expectations and I'm glad I got it. Also it's on Gamepass, so people on the fence can at least try it. I want to keep playing to see what this unreasonable difficulty is.

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#25 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4996 posts) -
@Pedro said:

Its not good to speak on others behalf but you do it all the time. Why?

Says the guy to defends all the Xbox posters/alts here. I've been around long enough to know how people work.

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@BenjaminBanklin: Whereas PS4 owners are looking forward to Days gone no doubt.

I'm not sure if the game will be good, but I have no doubt it'll release with more dignity than Crackdown 3.

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#26 Posted by phbz (4654 posts) -

@Alucard_Prime: The unreasonable difficulty comes from an unbalanced design that allows players to play however they want and if the person rushes it will inevitably feel like the game is needlessly hard. I like exploration in games so I took my time and by level 3 I found a shortcut to level 20. Then I just mixed exploring higher level with going deeper to the last levels. Now I stopped to play Ashen but I plan going back right after I'm done with it. Still I wish the game was better balanced, nothing major but it keeps this from being a must play game to one that I cautiously recommend.

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#27 Posted by The-A-Baum (1370 posts) -

So you are picking on a small Indie Dev and hoping they fail just because it's not on your box?

Way to stay classy Cows. SMH It still might come to PS4, you still going to be Toxic then?

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#28 Posted by Subspecies (730 posts) -

Well, look at it this way. At least MS is consistent. They've shown true dedication in their efforts to release flop after flop this gen. Give credit where it's due.

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#29 Posted by Litchie (24294 posts) -

One of those games that look cool, but you have to play to know what's wrong with it / if there's something wrong with it. I'm interested in it, but I have too many other games to play right now.

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#30 Posted by SecretPolice (35358 posts) -

Poor Cows like this TC, they are all out of bad ideas and this is the epitome of hitting rock bottom and still digging...

At least they still do have the very funniest backfires on SW... Grats TC....

Mooo, Mooo. Mooooooo lol :P

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#31 Edited by Alucard_Prime (10107 posts) -

@phbz: Yeah that sounds about right, which is probably why I'm enjoying it because since the beginning I am playing it very cautiously(because I heard it gets tough later), and I died the first time on floor 18, but thankfully I had ignited a blue flame nearby so when I spawned back I could teleport back to my dropped lantern, which was a relief. But I can see how someone would get frustrated if they didn't have a shortcut yet to go back to where they died. I'll get a better idea of the design as I progress further and if I am able to reach the end.

I do agree with the criticism of clutter in your inventory, I routinely throw stuff on the floor. No big deal though so far

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#32 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31580 posts) -

This game actually looks amazing, the concept for it is freaking nice. Having your character be so small and the game be so zoomed out.

Too bad they couldn't polish the gameplay in those 6 years.

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#33 Posted by Dark_sageX (3429 posts) -
@Vatusus said:

Sorry for the terrible pun but yeah, Below just received a 6 on GS

https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/below-review-the-long-way-down/1900-6417059/

I still quite remember how much lems were hyping this game at the start of the gen. I guess its just one more flop to the pile of Xbone flops. Lems are used to it by now

Somehow, even when the xbone is already dead... it keeps on dying :p

Average on metacritic is 70%, but i guess choosing metacritic would have made it more difficult for you to call the game a flop huh? lol, pathetic cows and their selective bias. I'm actually impressed that with all of those unbeatable GOTY exclusives you orgasm to every day you guys have the time to create the most threads on these forums to bash other platforms, its almost as if you are all of shit...but what do I know?

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#34 Posted by kingtito (10378 posts) -

@Shewgenja said:

ITT:

OP thinks Lems care about games and gets owned.

As usual. Need it be spelled out for you cowgenja?

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#35 Posted by DaVillain- (37974 posts) -

@Dark_sageX said:
@Vatusus said:

Sorry for the terrible pun but yeah, Below just received a 6 on GS

https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/below-review-the-long-way-down/1900-6417059/

I still quite remember how much lems were hyping this game at the start of the gen. I guess its just one more flop to the pile of Xbone flops. Lems are used to it by now

Somehow, even when the xbone is already dead... it keeps on dying :p

Average on metacritic is 70%, but i guess choosing metacritic would have made it more difficult for you to call the game a flop huh? lol, pathetic cows and their selective bias. I'm actually impressed that with all of those unbeatable GOTY exclusives you orgasm to every day you guys have the time to create the most threads on these forums to bash other platforms, its almost as if you are all of shit...but what do I know?

Not to mention, Below is on Steam as well lol.

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#36 Posted by deactivated-5cd08b1605da1 (9317 posts) -

People have feeble minds. How easy they "forget" things... At the start of the gen the game was hyped, dont lie. It was indie fodder for system wars when indie was still a big thing to brag about. It hype just begun to die after several years of nothing

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#37 Posted by kingtito (10378 posts) -

@Vatusus said:

People have feeble minds. How easy they "forget" things... At the start of the gen the game was hyped, dont lie. It was indie fodder for system wars when indie was still a big thing to brag about. It hype just begun to die after several years of nothing

Why don't you post proof anyone was hyping it instead of expecting people to trust what you say. Given you're a cow, I'd say your credibility is low.

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#38 Posted by The-A-Baum (1370 posts) -

Sony had nothing but Indies as exclusives beginning of this gen. Banging their chests that they were so pro indie then dropped that shit in the bushes as soon as Uncharted 4 came out.

Don't believe me? Look it up, it's easy to find. With some quotes from Sony Execs saying "they don't need them anymore." Look how they Did No Man's Sky!

MS has had a history of being Indie friendly on consoles and have come back around especially with DirectX 12 making it easy to code both PC and Xbox at the same time.

I admit the game is not for me, but I ain't going to hate on them. Any game that makes me drink water and eat is stupid. (Except RDR2 only because it is booze instead of water)

Most people that like it say it reminds them a little of the first Zelda.

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#39 Posted by getyeryayasout (12480 posts) -

So far it feels closer to an 8, but I haven't gotten too much time into Below yet.

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#40 Posted by Gatygun (1586 posts) -

never saw of heard of it

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#41 Edited by deactivated-5cd08b1605da1 (9317 posts) -

@kingtito said:
@Vatusus said:

People have feeble minds. How easy they "forget" things... At the start of the gen the game was hyped, dont lie. It was indie fodder for system wars when indie was still a big thing to brag about. It hype just begun to die after several years of nothing

Why don't you post proof anyone was hyping it instead of expecting people to trust what you say. Given you're a cow, I'd say your credibility is low.

As you can guess, I'm not looking for 5 yo threads or comments to prove you something. Believe what you want. I know what I saw and read back in those days. But then again, back in those days anything remotely exclusive was getting hyped to high heavens...

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#42 Posted by kingtito (10378 posts) -

@Vatusus said:
@kingtito said:
@Vatusus said:

People have feeble minds. How easy they "forget" things... At the start of the gen the game was hyped, dont lie. It was indie fodder for system wars when indie was still a big thing to brag about. It hype just begun to die after several years of nothing

Why don't you post proof anyone was hyping it instead of expecting people to trust what you say. Given you're a cow, I'd say your credibility is low.

As you can guess, I'm not looking for 5 yo threads or comments to prove you something. Believe what you want. I know what I saw and read back in those days. But then again, back in those days anything remotely exclusive was getting hyped to high heavens...

Nah you're a cow and your views are skewed. You, like most cows, love to make up MS bashing points. Your posting history proves you're a cow and thus isn't to be believed when it comes to MS or lems and besides, isn't this game on steam? So how is this a MS exclusive or MS failure?

Anytime you talk it's pretty much mooo moooooo mooo mooooo

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#43 Posted by R10nu (1536 posts) -

Meanwhile the game is actually great. And not that difficult at all.

Leave it to game journos to miss the point of the game entirely and blame the game for it.

It achieves precisely what it's set out to do. But we can't faceroll through it over the evening and have a review out the next day, so its tight, punishing-but-fair mechanics are "questionable" and "get in the way" and it's a 6/10.

"Get in the way" of what, exactly? Without its mechanics it's just a pretty animated short like GRIS.

Oh wait, you gave that one a 9/10.

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#44 Posted by DaVillain- (37974 posts) -

@the-a-baum said:

Sony had nothing but Indies as exclusives beginning of this gen. Banging their chests that they were so pro indie then dropped that shit in the bushes as soon as Uncharted 4 came out.

Don't believe me? Look it up, it's easy to find. With some quotes from Sony Execs saying "they don't need them anymore." Look how they Did No Man's Sky!

MS has had a history of being Indie friendly on consoles and have come back around especially with DirectX 12 making it easy to code both PC and Xbox at the same time.

I admit the game is not for me, but I ain't going to hate on them. Any game that makes me drink water and eat is stupid. (Except RDR2 only because it is booze instead of water)

Most people that like it say it reminds them a little of the first Zelda.

The balded part. During the early days of Xbox One, every Indie developer were all piss at MS for being assholes, Indie developers stated MS are assholes and went to Sony for better treatment of Indie development. It's nice MS finally change their Indie policies and regain their trust.

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#45 Posted by Antwan3K (4400 posts) -

Since it's on Game Pass, I'll give it an honest try.. I definitely like the visual style and atmosphere

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#46 Posted by I_P_Daily (12500 posts) -

@kingtito: Nevermind the OP his arse is still sore over MS making the demo for the newest DMC game exclusive to the XB1 lol.

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#47 Edited by deactivated-5cd08b1605da1 (9317 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:

@kingtito: Nevermind the OP his arse is still sore over MS making the demo for the newest DMC game exclusive to the XB1 lol.

In just two months I'll play the full game, not a 5 min demo with the worse playing character and with most moves still locked. Dont pity me :p

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#48 Posted by pmanden (723 posts) -

Never heard about this game before and never cared. It must the least hyped xbox game in history.

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#49 Posted by getyeryayasout (12480 posts) -

The targeted ads on this site are funny. Bottom of my screen shows a bunch of LEM products.

I'm going to stop reading through threads and just look at the ads to deceminate all the info.