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I just hated the mechanic which has you picking up ammo for your hand....it made the combat weird. I was so annoyed by it, it ruined the whole demo for me.

I cant judge the whole game on the demo of course, but that mechanic is something i really didnt like.

Im a bit worried about the game now, which i was previously excited for......

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Todd Howard is the man. He exudes cool.

That Gamespot UK dude did a great interview with him. Good questions, smart enough to give Howard an extra beat when he thought he could get a nugget of info.

I cant remember his name, so someone let him know that he did an excellent job.

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I like that they went with 3 completely different themes for the DLC.

Far Cry is Far Cry, but if you like it, i bet this DLC is pretty good. They usually do a good job extra content for Far Cry games. They dont feel like part of the main game, chopped off to make more money.

Im enjoying Far Cry 5. Its kind of predictable but fun so far.

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Wow-- absolutely garbage month. An embarrassment compared to PS+.

I was just complimenting XBox Live Gold for their recent offerings and saying how i thought they had been keeping PS+ on their toes.......

Then this happens.

Another AC spin off game-- i didnt like the first two...they gave us at least one of them....maybe both......

And possibly the worst thing ever revealed for one of the monthly console services--- currency for a F2P game.

Thats just painfully inadequate.

The 360 games are both fine but not why I have an Xbox One. I think they are on my shelf already anyway.

I gotta think Microsoft can do better than this......

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RAD! Ive wanted to play XCom 2 for a long time.

PS+ has really turned things around this year. Its made having the service more worthwhile.

XBox Live Gold has been doing well, too. I like it when they force each other to up their game.

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Death Stranding is all i need......its going to be crazy insane genius amazeballs!

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Wow- could their be a more wild difference of opinions. I personally like the game but its obviously not for everyone. That said, i dont see how you could tell someone to "avoid". That word is lazy. I think it does a disservice to anyone reading the "review".

It means nothing yet is dismissive. I think its unfair to a game that obviously has redeeming qualities.

I dont like PUBG, and its broken is many ways, too...but i wouldnt write a review and score the game "AVOID"

The dude cant abide.

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I totally understand this from a developers point of view. Single player costs far more to produce and is usually a small amount of the time players spend playing in total....BUT-

Black Ops is known for its great stories. Calling it Black Ops 4 while having no campaign screams cynical misdirect. Its like they are hoping a bunch of casuals without all the information buy the game expecting another single player experience in line with past installments....then get over their anger by playing the new Battle Royale mode.

There is still a measurable percentage of CoD fans (myself and my brother included) who bought CoD mainly for the campaign and have fallen off the multiplayer in the past few years. We knew even if we werent that into MP, there was still something worth having with the package....something we would often go back to months later for another play through. We wont be buying the game this year.

Im sure BMOC guy Kostich thinks he will make up for those like us with millions of new battle royale fans....but i dont see it.

Its a huge gamble, and for whatever reason, CoD execs think its a good one. I guess we will see.

Although, if they think the battle royale mode will keep CoD relevant longer, and thus able to sell more microtransactions, even if its to a smaller player base....thats a deal with the devil that will end up turning you into EA, as the hunt for every nickel overrides whats best for the game. Ask Battlefront 2.

If a lot of people who still bought CoD every year, almost out of a habit or tradition, are broken of that by these decisions, dont expect to ever get them back. It could legitimately cause the beginning of the end of CoD yearly dominance of the sales charts.

Mark it on your calendar- 2018 - the end of an era?

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Battlefront 2 has become a movie advertising mechanism....its dormant until Disney has a product to push and then they add some weak sauce tie in content.

They have destroyed my motivation to touch the game with all their obvious attempts to play us as fools.

Disney has handled the Star Wars IP so badly, George Lucas should buy it back before its ruined forever.