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#1 Posted by samusarmada (5816 posts) -

I imagine part of the issue is that it's simply been a good few years since people have had the last main Bethesda game to play. Both Assassins Creed Unity and Arkham Knight were released only a year after their previous entries, so the gratification and anticipation of playing them wasn't as high as playing something like the new Fallout - 4 years or whatever since the last one. And, as a result, the disappointment of seeing bugs and glitches in those games was greater than the tempered excitement of playing them. Even relatively critical reviewers such as Bunnyhop have made a similar point: that it's been so long since we've had that 'Bethesda detail' that the excitement of experiencing that again does quell some of the longstanding issue we almost expect from this studios games. I think this ties into a lot of the other points reviewers have made, that this is Bethesda's last chance. Angry Joe made this pretty abundantly clear where he said that he was happy to give Bethesda a bit of a pass this round because it was so great to simply play a new Fallout game again, but that it wouldn't be acceptable next time.

Whether that happens or not will be kinda interesting, because I think I remember lots of reviewers saying the same thing around the release of Fallout 3 but only the odd publication (such as EDGE) came down on New Vegas for being a bit of a technical mess.

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#2 Posted by samusarmada (5816 posts) -

AA. I've just got an odd feeling those amazing gameplay trailers look overly ambitious for what the wiiu can deliver. Wouldn't be surprised at a 7 either, tbh, I just have that slightly bad feeling about it.

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#3 Posted by samusarmada (5816 posts) -

@funkmaster1233 said:
@ultimateimp said:

Halo 4's campaign was good. It focused on character building, while some people might think that's boring, I don't. Masterchief stopped being a one-dimensional soldier archetype character. It built his character's relationship with a certain character. It was a good campaign, but Halo 5's wasn't anything like it. It was really bad, really, REALLY bad.

The story was good in Halo 4 but the level design was unforgivable. The amount of copy/paste that campaign had was really annoying.

This is a common problem in the later gen Halo games. Both Halo 2 and Halo 4 looked exceptional for the hardware they came out on but sacrificed the larger level design and game spaces Halo 1 and Halo 3 featured as a result. I imagine we'll see the same thing again with Halo 6.

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#4 Posted by samusarmada (5816 posts) -

Really sad news. He was such a likable company president, and you don't get to say that very often.

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#5 Posted by samusarmada (5816 posts) -

Prime
It still feels unique. Where successive Zelda sequels and Galaxy 2 would refine the edges of OOT and Galaxy 1, there wasn't really anything for Echoes and Corruption to improve upon with Prime 1. The result is a game that still feels as good as it did when first released.

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#6 Posted by samusarmada (5816 posts) -

I'd rather be able to enter buildings

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#7 Posted by samusarmada (5816 posts) -

Metroid Prime > Super Metroid

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#8 Posted by samusarmada (5816 posts) -

It's not the programmers fault they can't do online very well, that's more of an issue with Nintendo's higher ups (I.e. it was a company decision to be limited with Splatoon's online feature set, rather than a limitation of their programmers).

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#9 Posted by samusarmada (5816 posts) -

How does the gameplay compare to the DMC reboot?
Like, even with the design flaws of DMC4 does its core gameplay strength still make it a better game than DMC reboot?

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#10 Posted by samusarmada (5816 posts) -

Chibi-Robo

Let's face it, the game is pretty wank. The graphics are rubbish, mission design is just a bunch of collect-o-crap, a lot of the game is just cleaning stuff up, the core gameplay is pretty limited. BUT, the game does have loads of charm, the act of exploration is fun, and the game does have a dark undertone. So, mechanically the game is actually pretty mediocre, but BOY is it sort of endearing to play.