Does "The Medium" have any combat, or is it just a walking/running/hiding simulator?

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#1 RIPT0R
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If "The Medium" is just a walking/running/hiding simulator (with no combat) then I'm not sure I'd want to play it. I assume that would get boring fast.

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#2 madrocketeer  Online
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Nope. Just walking around, looking at stuff and solving puzzles. Occasionally there are stealth and chase sections.

It's not for everyone.

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#3 Ghosts4ever
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A walking simulator. waste of time.

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You can unlock Call of Duty mode with a cheat code. Game becomes amazeballs, you can headshot ghosts and jump off walls. Pretty badass if you ask me.

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#5 com2006
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You can protect yourself with abilities, but apart from that don’t expect to be downing zombies or something; just play resident evil for that

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#6  Edited By Bluestars
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if you complete the game on playstation without a single death,Gamespots 9-10 review score drops down to a 7-10

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#7 Duckyindiana
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@ript0r: It’s definitely not as good as Godfall

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#8 pelvist
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Id rather play Godfall.

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#9 Chutebox
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Meh, it's cool that games try different things.

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#10  Edited By Eoten
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That sounds so boring.

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#11 AhReQueNoMori
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@bluestars: Sony in your head 24/7 lol.

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#12  Edited By Daredevils2k  Online
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The first 15 min previews of I have seen looks very boring, but I heard the game becomes very action based with tons of gun fights . At least that is what a lem told me when the game launched

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#13 NathanDrakeSwag
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Lems seem to love movie games like The Medium and Tell Me Why. Real games like Demon's Souls and Ghost of Tsushima are too difficult for them.

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#14 Duckyindiana
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@NathanDrakeSwag: Whatever you say kid

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#15  Edited By lamprey263
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No combat, I would be hesitant to call it a Silent Hill spiritual successor as I saw many refer to it leading up to its release. It's an entirely story driven experience with puzzles and some enemy avoidance areas, pretty par for the course considering every game Blooper has ever made.

Story on other hand is good and what drives the experience. I would not justify its $50 price tag, but easily worth your time playing if you have Game Pass.

This is more a game that has potential to be more should they make a sequel which I hope they do, though I also hope we get that Observer sequel they said might come next so I'll take either.

Bloopers problem seems to be they negotiate with a low bid just to get work but then need to take on projects more frequently to stay afloat, like Platinum was a talented developer yet horrible and managing their studio in getting paid what they are worth and negotiating it. Observer System Redux needed more time in the oven. The Medium too. They developed both at same time and both suffered for that the, same thing happened with Layers of Fear 2 and Blair Witch.

The studio needs to learn to have combat, it wouldn't surprise me the reason the game lacks survival horror elements is because the studio has no experience outside of story driven walking sims. The need to be able to recruit more talent, but they also need to stop selling themselves short.

MS stands to get better games out of them by just buying them, give them resources to expand, and freedom to make games at the pace they need to get it right.

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#16 Ghost_of_Phobos
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Yes 99.9999% of the games having combat isn't quite enough.

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This game is still causing Sony fannies butthurt. 😂🤣

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mocking emotional fannyboys...every day of the week HaH

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#19 AhReQueNoMori
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@bluestars: Why would you buy something you clearly don't want? And why keep it if you don't use it? This has "FANBOY" written all over lol.

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#20 SUD123456
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Clearly this game needs a beefy male protagonist and guns...lots of guns.

Or a motorcycle and luggage...lots of luggage.

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#21 Gym_Lion
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So any game without combat is a boring walking sim now.

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#22 IvanGrozny
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It's a story rich walking simulator with light puzzles and Silent Hill atmosphere. It's on regular Gamepass, so I recommend it if you have a powerful gpu. The game is pretty gorgeous on RTX cards.

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#23 Bluestars
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@ahrequenomori:

a lot of assumptions there kid...HaH

but seeing as you know exactly what i do and dont want.....broccoli or savoy cabbage with my sunday roast tomorrow?

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#24  Edited By AhReQueNoMori
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@bluestars: So you do like it then? Funny how the most hardcore of lems can't deny using and enjoying the system and its games. :)

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#25 sleepnsurf
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@pelvist said:

Id rather play Godfall.

Later Shill

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#26  Edited By ProtossRushX
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@sleepnsurf said:
@pelvist said:

Id rather play Godfall.

Later Shill

No i'd rather play godfall too this "game" looks awful like a walking sim

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#27 ConanTheStoner  Online
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Don't know much of shit about Medium, isn't it supposed to be similar to classic adventure games? Probably wrong lol.

But yeah, I dunno man. Most of my favorite games/genres involve wrecking everything on screen. Still doesn't mean you can't have great gameplay without combat.

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#28 BenjaminBanklin
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@NathanDrakeSwag said:

Lems seem to love movie games like The Medium and Tell Me Why. Real games like Demon's Souls and Ghost of Tsushima are too difficult for them.

Phil Spencer gave them nothing but car games for so long, he's afraid Xbots won't know how to play real video games again.

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#29 mowgly1
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@ript0r said:

If "The Medium" is just a walking/running/hiding simulator (with no combat) then I'm not sure I'd want to play it. I assume that would get boring fast.

Well, EDGE scored it with 5

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#31 pelvist
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@sleepnsurf said:
@pelvist said:

Id rather play Godfall.

Later Shill

Come on now... The game looks almost as boring as Gone Home. I haven't played Godfall either and I dont think I ever will but if I had to choose to play one in order to save humanity then I would definitely choose Godfall and though I doubt you'll admit it, I recon you would too.

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#32 x_hedon
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Game is awesome. Bought it day one.

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@ahrequenomori:

broccoli or savoy cabbage kid?

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#34 TheEroica  Moderator
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Is there a demo? Play and decide if it's for you.

Don't let the "it sux w/out combat" crowd make the choice for you though. Playing diverse gameplay approaches and differing genres is what keeps the hobby fresh.

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#35  Edited By xantufrog  Moderator
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@ConanTheStoner: it definitely feels like a descendant of classic point and click adventure games. The problem is its "puzzles" are substantially lower par than the classics of that genre and it has forced "stealth" and "chase" sequences that would be much better in 1) a differently designed game and/or 2) at least with unlocked camera angle for those moments and better controls.

The story and atmosphere save the game from being a not particularly good adventure game even.

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#36  Edited By MonsieurX
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Cool, a new alt

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#37 AhReQueNoMori
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@bluestars: Unable to aswer then? Easy.

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#38  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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A game can be good without combat, like Unfinished Swan, A Fisherman's Tale, P.T., Deracine, Firewatch. I didn't find those boring.

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#39 uninspiredcup
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Looks boring as shit from what I've seen, but each to their own.

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#40 ConanTheStoner  Online
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@xantufrog:

Ah, I get you. Well that's a shame on the gameplay side of things.

Still, doesn't sound like tacking on yet another system would help lol. Probably better off without combat.

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#41 xantufrog  Moderator
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@ConanTheStoner: I think so, yeah.

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#42 p3anut
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Leave it to cows to call it boring and a walking sim but then go and brag about Death Stranding.

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#44 SOedipus
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Looks like a boring walking sim.

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#45 Silentchief
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I absolutely hate games like this.

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#46 NathanDrakeSwag
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@p3anut said:

Leave it to cows to call it boring and a walking sim but then go and brag about Death Stranding.

Death Stranding has gameplay.

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@Pedro:

How do you know the TC is a Sony fan?

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#48 ocinom
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Movie game based on SW standards. It appeals to Quantic Dream supporters

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#49 ___gamemaster__
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@NathanDrakeSwag: lol demons souls is acceptable. but GoT on hard mode is just like normal mode.

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#50 p3anut
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@NathanDrakeSwag said:
@p3anut said:

Leave it to cows to call it boring and a walking sim but then go and brag about Death Stranding.

Death Stranding has gameplay.

There's still more walking in that game than there is in The Medium. You go and see a walkthrough and all you will see is walking through terrain majority of the time.