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  1. 52 minutes ago, Ghosty said:

     

    What is the extra variable?


    Current Gen or Next Gen.

     

    Edit:  Just to explain what I mean, I can see in my head a massive matrix of all the different versions of Ass Creed Valhalla, with all the different variables of pre-order tat, statues, XP bonuses, Male/female cover art etc, and now add into that the ability to have physical/digital editions with or without next-gen upgrades.  The mind boggles, or maybe it's just me.

  2. While I fully commend the use of Blue Monday, I feel the thunder was already stolen by the first Wonder Woman 84 trailer. 
     

    The different versions are a mess, can’t wait to see what Ubisoft do with Valhalla now they've got an extra variable to play with. 

  3. Finished a couple of days ago, loved it, and also love the fact that it can be discussed in such detail here in an intelligent and reflective way. What a deep and engrossing story it has, even if there is some disagreement over the themes and motivations, and visually, aurally and mechanically it is way up there. 
     

    One glaring problem though, how did Abby’s dad die when all I did was shoot his toe with an arrow?

     

    Also, I went to Seattle Aquarium in March and the one in the game is way better than the real life version.

  4. 6 hours ago, Muz said:

    What headphones do you use? I'm keen to get a really decent set with the series x but every one I've bought so far i always find very heavy and uncomfortable after an hour


    Just my noise cancelling Bose Quietcomfort 25s that I’ve had for a few years. They’re comfy enough and the sound quality is good enough for me. I can wear glasses with them but they still encapsulate the ears fully. I don’t think the mic works in game (it’s effectively for iPhone) but that’s not a factor for me. 

  5. 4 hours ago, Revival said:

     

    Why are you sceptical about 3D/Spatial audio? It's been on Xbox for the last three plus years in various forms and works really well (Dolby Atmos, Windows Sonic and DTS) It's not a new thing at all.


    I just haven’t experienced it yet so am holding judgment until I can have a go for myself. Haven’t tried the Xbox ones. Headphones is my standard way of playing so if it gives a great spatial audio experience that way I will be over the moon. 

  6. Sorry about derailing the thread, but I think the point I was trying to make is that Sony are trying to sell something they can’t demo and that might play into Microsoft’s hands. Either way they both need to start getting info out. 
     

    Despite sounding like a misery guts I’m sure I’ll get at least one of them at launch. 

  7. 1 hour ago, Wahwah* said:

    3d audio will not be the revolution Sony are painting it to be. It could work in Sony’s favour for them to be able to spout nonsense unchallenged by public experience, until they've got the console and branded headphones home. 

     

    Haptic feedback, I expect to be similarly underwhelming, but I don’t know exactly what they're saying. 


    I agree with you, in that I think the haptics will be a big nothing. I do a lot of my gaming with headphones plugged into the controller, so I hope that 3D Audio actually works, but I am sceptical at the moment. 

  8. Sony are going hard on promoting the new features like haptic feedback and 3D audio, as evidenced by the new trailer. Their problem is that there is no way they can demo these to the public in the current environment. So I don’t think these selling points will come to the forefront until the console is out and reviewers/influencers can rave about it on YouTube. Whether or not these features are a worthwhile upgrade remains to be seen. 
     

    So with that in mind, both manufacturers have nothing else to sell but shinies. We’re less than 3 months from probable release and we still haven’t actually seen any real gameplay from any exclusive launch titles as far as I can see. Even without an E3 to present at there is nothing stopping Sony or Microsoft putting out some full gameplay vids of games that are actually coming at launch to whet people’s appetite. At this rate, I feel that when they both come out with a £549-599 price point, I’ll be so non-plussed having seen nothing of note that my excitement levels will be low. 
     

    They both really need to get prices out now, and either let that sell the console if it undercuts the opposition (which ever way round it is), or start explaining why we need a £500+ console. 

  9. 6 hours ago, feltmonkey said:

    Spin bowling is all about personality, and I don't think Dom Bess has the presence to pull it off yet.  All of the good spinners have this aura about them of being one step ahead, of coming to get you out, to out-think you, to trick you into doing the wrong thing.  Warne had a bully's arrogance, and gave the impression of being hell-bent on making you look stupid.  Murali always seemed to be up to something, an impression not hurt by the suspicion that he was somehow cheating.  Even Swann always gave the impression that he was laughing at the batsman.  The best spinners get twatted for six and somehow give the impression that this was exactly what they wanted you to do, that they have you right where they want you. 


    I remember in an Ashes Test (which I think was Edgbaston 2013, but I’m not googling to check) that Graeme Swann got hit for 6 by Ricky Ponting, and then the next ball went right through the gate and hit the stumps. That must be an awesome feeling.  

  10. 3 minutes ago, MrPogo said:

    The pricing is mental considering the local cinemas are £4.99 a ticket (and there are only two of us).


    You say that, but my local cinema is £13 a ticket and there are 4 of us, so the pricing looks quite attractive. Not that I’m going to watch it. 
     

    5 minutes ago, sandman said:

    I think this is going to backfire on them big time - people will see it as bad form to have to pay extra when they are already paying a monthly fee.

     

    Imagine if Netflix had charged an extra £30 to watch The Irishman


    Definitely, I think it’s very cheeky of Disney to do this as it’s a slippery slope to them paywalling other stuff in my opinion. They should just put it on Disney+, but I guess their business model is going to have to change before that happens.  

  11. I’m a relative novice, but I think if you kill the blacksmith he’ll drop the crest (just want to stress I didn’t do that). I think you need to do that bit to get you something that allows you access to another boss. 

  12. Thanks all, I’ll admit that I couldn’t tell you a single thing about the story, so I’m going to be pretentious and say that the real story was the journey of self-discovery and learning. Like The Witness, which is still my only Platinum trophy. 
     

    I’ll probably play something a bit more cheery like The Last of Us 2 next but then I’ll give Bloodborne another go.  

  13. I beat the final boss tonight, so I can finally say I’ve played Dark Souls. The Switch says 80 hours but I think a quarter of that is from an aborted start last year. Here are a few of my spoilered thoughts. 
     

    Spoiler

    Fighting Gwyn at the end wasn’t that bad once I’d managed to work out his attack patterns. Double handing my Black Knight +5 sword and hiding behind the pillars was the tactic I used. Of all the bosses (and I don’t think I did any of the DLC ones), Ornstein and Smough were the hardest, but also the most satisfying. 
     

    I know the level design is well admired, but not having bonfires next to the boss gates is total BS. On Switch it’s a bit janky, are the newer games better?
     

    I don’t know if I enjoyed it or not, but I do feel a sense of achievement. As it loads straight into new game plus, I found myself cantering through the asylum, one-hitting the asylum demon, and then going all the way through the undead burg and killing the Taurus demon in 4 hits. That probably took me a good few hours the first time. 


    I have played a few hours of Bloodborne before but never got into it. I might give it another go now. Is it worth playing DS 2&3? I’m now intrigued by the Demon’s Souls remake for PS5, what was that game like compared to Dark Souls?

  14. I’m now thinking that how they frame Lockhart will affect the message. I reckon a good strategy would be to call it the Series X Mini. If it’s a digital only, 1080p machine at £300, or £20-25 a month subscription including GP Ultimate, it will be a very tantalising proposition. 

  15. 12 minutes ago, Triple A said:
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    ah thanks, maybe I’ll rewatch the end bit to see her have him do it by his hand. I assumed she did it the same way he did to her/her sister, perhaps assuming the trope of mirrored poetic justice. Edit: wouldn’t the camera feed have picked up the knife moving before it entered his hand though?


     

    Spoiler

    The ending clip is on YouTube if you want to see it again. 

     

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