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  1. That’s totally fair. I think fundamentally I don’t want to play as a character who is limited to moving like I do. I can’t wield a sword for hours at a time, or swing it really hard or accurately and if I wanted to learn to do that I imagine I’d prefer actually doing it to some VR simulation. Constraining me to things I can actually do in real life makes games pretty boring when I’m used to being characters who are infinitely more physically capable than I am. And requiring me to improve my actual physical capabilities just seems a bit pointless. Plus barring those huge innovations, I feel like even for things I can physically do VR will always be inferior to the tactile experience of actually doing something.
  2. Every time new motion controllers come out everyone says they’re finally great then you use them and they’re still janky shit that can’t track anything naturally and wildly vibrate your in game character occasionally. I’ve not used whatever the ones that came out for half life Alyx are called but the oculus and vive ones are just as shit as move controllers and Wii remotes. I’m yet to play a VR game that impressed me. I think maybe I just don’t want to wave my hands about when I’m playing games. Short of some insane setup with wireless hand tracking and and a wireless headset and an omnidirectional treadmill and some method that makes it feel like in touching something and adds weight to my hands if I’m not holding anything I can’t see VR ever working for me. I find the half arsed, pretend this stick you’re holding is a hundred things interaction, the weird moving while sitting still and the getting tangled in wires or walking into something every time it threatens to get immersive massively offputting. Maybe in 20 years. Nobody managed to meaningfully improve upon the collections of mini games Nintendo made to demonstrate the controllers at launch. There’s nothing on the Wii that’s fundamentally different from Wii Sports or Wii Play. It’s like Nintendo went “here’s some cool ideas, what will other developers do?” and all the other developers went “we’ll just do that same stuff” and Nintendo were all “same lol. Also let’s ruin a Mario game with dogshit steering sections and endless pointer and waggle bits”.
  3. Oh shit the Switch version is on sale. Guess I’m paying for Skyrim twice today
  4. That’s crazy Thanks!
  5. Grabbed the PS5 version on sale, as it’s £20 at the moment and my PC setup won’t allow any ray tracing or decent frame rate at 1080p, and the series s is less powerful. I’m excited to give it a go
  6. How do I make the Anniversary edition appear on PS5? I have the special edition already so I bought the anniversary edition upgrade from the PlayStation store for £15. However the only version in my library still says special edition. When I go to install it I get the choice between PS4 and PS5 versions but having installed the PS5 version it still just says special edition. How do I turn that into the anniversary edition?
  7. What kind of state is this in now? I really want to give it a go and I’m seeing it at attractive prices but I don’t know if I should go for it. I gather the PC version is in the best state? But I’m running an old i7 with a 1070 so I don’t know if it will be happy running well or if I’ll get the best out of it. Also have a PS5 and a Series S. Any advice on which version I’d be best off looking at and what state they’re all in?
  8. One thing I really miss is adventurous triple A games. Everything the big publishers push now is so safe. There’s no chance of this being in GTA6, it will be the same thing as 5 but prettier. Surely you just need to make the buildings quite sturdy? I’m assuming in real life you couldn’t level a building with 5 grenades, which is what a lot of games with destruction physics seem to aim for. I feel like a way to get more games cheaply and the idea that maybe cloud games will be good one day are pretty weak if they’re the best examples.
  9. I’m really enjoying this. I like the art style a lot, I much prefer the classic top down perspective to the more 3D look since X and Y. I like the chibi characters a lot, and overall I’m really fond of the presentation. I love Diamond and Pearl. I played a tonne of gen 1 and 2 as a kid, but I was never very fond of Ruby and Sappphire. Gen 4 came out right after my son was born so I had a lot of time and played them loads. I’ve got a lot of nostalgia for these games and getting to play them again with beautiful new graphics on my Switch is wonderful. Doesn’t hurt that my now 14 year old son is playing through Diamond while I play Pearl.
  10. I’m really surprised that I can’t pay more to get more chapters on the Shonen jump app. It’s only £2 a month or something, but you’re limited to 100 chapters a day. It seems tailor made to have a slightly more expensive tier where you can pay for unlimited chapters, but it’s just not available.
  11. I can’t believe that they’ve turned off the permanent Storm Point after a week and put fucking World’s Edge back into rotation. I really want to play the new map and explore but the second that clock ticks over and fucking fragment hot drops come back for an hour I just turn the game off.
  12. The GTA collection is worse value, but sad as it is that people who have never played GTA3 are getting a version which looks like it’s half modded, it’s sadder that people who have never played OOT are getting a version with twitchy controls and input lag.
  13. Broker


    For your first question I’d guess the subscription won’t fix the terrible app experience. I haven’t used the fire stick one but their apps seem to be broken garbage so I’d guess that’s not a free account issue. The upgrade to HD and being able to watch all episodes are pretty great though. All in, I’d say the only major advantage it has over Funimation is a slightly larger library. Funimation is cheaper, has the option of dubbed and the apps work.
  14. I think it’s really interesting how these things end up looking. I feel like there’s a tendency to say “x asset has more polygons so it is improved”, but there’s a level at which I find it really jarring when you’ve got modern standards of lighting a foliage next to animation that’s 20 years old and models that are substantially worse. Sometimes when I’m messing around in UE4 I stick stock foliage assets in to fill out the environment next to my shit low poly stuff. The result doesn’t look like a finished game and I don’t think this does either. There’s also stuff in the remaster that flat out looks worse. The lack of fog on the background skyline makes it look artificial and sparse. The new minimap is hideous. Whoever did these might have good lighting people but their art and design team are incompetent. There’s no appreciation at all about why the choices made in the original release were made or what made it look good. They’ve just been like “old game fog bad” and ripped it out, then somehow during testing not noticed that it looks shit. I can find my way around GTAV from memory, but only the city and only routes between certain places. I also find I forget newer games quicker, going back to V I’d forgotten loads of the map, whereas I can still find my way around Liberty City from III with no trouble 20 years later.
  15. Damn the newest episode was incredible.
  16. Broker


    Think of it the other way. How many great series have you finished then been devastated that there were no more episodes? One Piece is fantastic, and it will be a long time before you get to the end and need to find something else to watch. I’m really happy with those choices. They’re young, diverse and clearly excited.
  17. The X-Men franchise is an odd one. There’s been a few times where it looked like it was on a downward trajectory only to come back swinging. The original team played by the original actors got more successful every time they appeared. Wolverine is undoubtedly a big draw, and Deadpool has been incredibly successful. But the First Class team never really took off with the public, and I do wonder if it’s too soon for another take on them. There’s still a lot of people for whom Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman etc are those characters, and I don’t know if people would want another new cast. On the other hand, one of the big benefits of the X-Men is the diversity of the characters. It’s not like FF where you have to cast a new Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny. You could have a new take on the team that kept parts of what people are familiar with but used other mutants who are less well known. There’s a lot of great X-Men stuff like the Danger Room that’s never really been used. They’ve done Magneto and Dark Phoenix to death but there’s plenty of other villains they’ve never gone near. Personally I’d do a generation X movie, but I love them. I do think that Wolverine is the one thing they have left that might raise excitement levels about his addition to the MCU. Ditch all the Fox actors and show us those three claws and I believe you’d get a similar reaction to the one they got when they added Spider-Man.
  18. Oh man it’s the best. So exciting, especially the first few days. I think it will make it, but I’m expecting a lot of info over the next year. If we get past e3 and we’ve not seen a build running id expect a delay.
  19. The idea that we could get new FromSoft, Bethesda, FF and Zelda in the same year absolutely blows my mind. I don’t really believe XVI will make 2022, and I’m also not sure Zelda will, but Jesus if they do, what a year for action RPG fans.
  20. I assumed it was just to avoid the insanely long and slow ladders that have become more and more common in their games, especially BB and DS3.
  21. Cheerleader I guess you have no comprehension of the insane difference between making an open world game and one with a series of discrete environments. Just don’t play it, enjoy something else and miss out on what will likely be the finest game of the generation because you’re upset it’s not the best looking game in the world. I enjoyed it in Twilight Princess.
  22. Yeah I’m loving the new map. It feels really fresh and exciting, but also familiar in a way? I love the little reused elements that kind of make it feel like it belongs in the world (the raising doors on the fences are the same ones from artillery and market on KC). I’m still learning the layout but I’m having a lot more fun doing that than I usually do in BR games, though that’s partly because it’s new for everyone. Ash is insane. The ultimate is incredible (will definitely get nerfed), the tactical is solid. Not sure how to make use of the passive yet but I’m trying it out. She’s just so damn cool as well. The CAR seems fine, nothing to write home about. Having the triple back is amazing. The battle pass is ok (as well as gold skins for Gibby and Mirage there’s nice tracker sets for them, plus a nice bocek skin). Best of all though, no server issues. I didn’t get on until about ten after the update at six but everything was smooth.
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