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Feudal Japan is where I always wanted Assassin's Creed to take me, I wanted Assassin's Creed to deliver, and I'm an Infamous fan so I've got confidence in the developer. Can't wait to see more of this game!

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@drnknnmd: They say that, but my worry is that they're designing the game around microtransactions and cut content (the season pass) basically. It could wind up being totally optional (I didn't even know the Tomb Raider reboot had microtransactions for example), or they could make the game a grindfest that makes you feel like you have to pay extra just to get a little further in the story. My problem is it's a singleplayer game that's already full-priced AND has a $40 season pass, like they're not asking us to fork out enough for the full game.

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@kaminobenimizu: FO4's season pass was originally $30, they upped it to $50 later...which I think most people would agree it wasn't worth. So that's $90 for the base game, but at least Bethesda had the track record to say their games were worth hundreds of hours of gameplay.

It's a shame, because I was willing to shell out $100 for the complete game, but adding microtransactions on top of what could turn out to be a grindfest designed to make you want to pay extra just to progress? That's just too much for me.

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Microtransactions AND $40 extra to get the version of the game with the season pass? So even $100 isn't enough for a complete singleplayer game anymore? Shadow of War just fell way off the top of games I was looking forward to this year, might as well wait for it to hit the bargain bin.

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@jyml8582: I'm kind of conflicted on that one. Yeah the modern day parts broke the immersion sometimes, but they also served a purpose in tying the story together. I felt like Desmond's role ending with AC3 made the rest of the series feel aimless even though I enjoyed Black Flag, Rogue and Syndicate

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I was surprised the release date was six months after they announced it. I'm a bit disappointed it's coming during a more crowded time, but I'd rather see them take the extra time to make Shadow of War live up to its potential. It sounds like the developers are taking the criticisms of the first game to heart.

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@ballashotcaller: We don't know yet whether the seasonal content is truly locked forever, or if we'll get another chance to earn them again at some point in the future. Blizzard does listen, like when fans complained about having to play Heroes of the Storm for the Genji and D. Va skins (since we don't all have gaming rigs) Blizzard answered they would become available in standard loot crates at some point in the future.

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@Klop_Job: I think New Frontier so far has been better than Season 2, even if it doesn't match the highs of Season 1. I've played every episode so far and I found New Frontier's cast to be more memorable (for the most part) than Season 2's characters. I mainly bought the season pass to see Clem's story continued also, but I do like the new protagonist.

They haven't totally removed the whole walking/exploring/talking aspect, I did notice there's less of it though I also feel like I'd rather see it streamlined than holding you from progressing until you've clicked everything. The first two episodes were great imo, it ran out of steam towards the end of episode 3/start of episode 4 but the ending of episode 4 was pretty good. I'm excited going into the finale.

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Hopefully this will encourage some who missed out on the beta or tried it and didn't like it to give the game a second chance. I picked it up Black Friday and I'm glad I did - the singleplayer's awesome and I'm having a lot more fun with the multiplayer this time around.

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15 years?! I still have my original Xbox and Halo CE (sadly not my original controller) - but both work as well as the day I bought them! Compared to my Xbox 360, which red-ringed three times