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  1. The thread title edits and constant shitposting from the OP of this thread are clearly childish trolling, which I guess is acceptable because this is a Sonic game thread and it’s cool for one member to get their fun from deliberately irritating other members. @deKay why do you persist with your unfunny title edits and unfunny shitposting when the response to it in this thread seems overwhelmingly negative? Is it just to entertain yourself because you know it’s irritating other users (ie, trolling)?
  2. Not really. They gave Twilight Princess 9 and Skyward Sword 10. What were people expecting? I'm sure the recent 10 for Immortality brought some attention to that game though.
  3. The era of people using magazine reviews as a buyer's guide for mainstream games is long gone. I doubt many people were sitting around waiting for the Edge GOW review before buying a game that came out weeks ago. 7 for GOW seems plausible even for a fan of the genre, and arguing that a 7 should have been an 8 is a bit petty. Extreme stuff like 3 for Sonic looks like they chose one of the many reviewers with a preexisting bias against 3D Sonic games to review this one with predictable results. The best review of basically every 3D Sonic game apart from 06 and Boom is "you`ll enjoy this if you like 3D Sonic games".
  4. The people who roll into Edge threads with sarcastic posts looking down on the idea of review scores being a topic of discussion on a gaming forum are as predictable as the complaints about review scores. Has anyone mentioned the Immortality 10 yet?
  5. Only problem with Steam Deck for switch games is that without an actual switch he won't be able to create backups of his legitimately purchased switch games like all other steam deck owners do. I have VR but not a Steam Deck, but the Steam Deck still seems like the more practical option that you'll get more use out of.
  6. I never had any nausea playing through Alyx and am generally ok with VR but the HL2 mod turned my stomach after about 30 minutes, same as the quest HL1 mod and every other VR mod of a non-vr fps.
  7. A few people have made similar points but would this not also apply to anything non-stereoscopic on a screen? I appreciate that 3D isn't as immersive as VR, but depth in an image is preferable to no depth. I think the same game on 3D vs non-3D screens is a comparison that makes more sense than the whole 3D vs VR one.
  8. I completely agree with that, @bear. The PS3 was being pushed beyond its limits to provide a lacklustre 3D experience, and as a result a lot of people have a negative impression of the very idea of stereoscopic 3d in games, aside from VR. With the power of current consoles, HDR , high refresh rate tvs and even lightweight glasses sized oled displays like the nreal air, the technology is all there now to really do 3D justice, but it's too late.
  9. Some interesting replies here. I've never actually played 3D games on a TV/monitor but it sounds like the experience was pretty underwhelming for a lot of people. I use the fairly old Sony OLED cinema headset (hmz-t3) and I've read that it doesn't suffer from the crosstalk and darkness issues of a 3D tv and glasses setup, but since I've never used a 3d tv, that didn't mean much to me. The Sony headset provides 3D that to me feels akin to what I get from VR just with a lower field of view and a far sharper image (I guess these things are related). It's not immersive in the way that vr is and does at times have the feel of looking at a diorama I guess, which works well for third person games. I just think of it as like playing a regular game on a screen, but with a solidity and depth to the image that for me is far more important/impressive than any other recent graphical tech I'm supposed to be impressed by. Witcher 3, Halo (MCC), GTA 5, Alan Wake, RIME and many others in 3D have impressed me far more than basically anything I've played in VR aside from maybe Alyx and Astrobot. In a lot of cases the idea of playing a game in VR is a lot more enjoyable than the stomach turning reality, especially when it comes to first person games. 3D is just an enhancement of existing games without having to redesign everything. There are some emulators that offer 3D support that is far less janky than the VR emulator stuff. Dolphin, PSP and even PS1 via some sort of Duckstation magic can be played in 3D pretty seamlessly.
  10. I think 3D gaming is the best example of something sent out to die in the mainstream before the technology was ready. The push came from Sony in the PS3 era, on console hardware that just wasn`t upto the task. I tried 3D gaming on PS3 at the time and wasn`t very impressed. The 3D effect was either barely noticeable or tanked the framerate. I didn`t like 3D movies in cinemas either. My guess is that low quality PS3 3D is where most people`s experience of 3D gaming began and ended and (alongside 3d movies) is where the common view that it wasn't worth the effort comes from. Maybe even the 3DS, but judging all of 3D gaming based on that seems quite silly. Where 3D gaming shone/still shines is on PC. Nvidia 3D vision supports a massive amount of games from the past decade (thanks to the modders at Helixmod etc, no thanks to Nvidia). I played Witcher 3 in 3D 6 or 7 years ago and it`s still more impressive visually to me than anything I`ve played on my PS5 or the PC I built this year. I kept my old PC for 3D vision since Nvidia dropped support in the drivers a few years ago. Been playing through GTA5 in 3D and it`s still more visually impressive than anything I`ve played on my PS5 or new PC, including GTA5 in VR with the mod (a lot more visually impressive than that with none of the nausea etc). I can`t believe this tech has been binned while we chase higher resolutions and ray tracing etc (I guess you could consider vr an evolution of regular games in 3D but I'd be inclined to disagree) . Have you tried 3D gaming, what hardware did you use and what did you think of it?
  11. Yen being in the toilet not putting you off @Darwock? 75000 has crossed some sort of psychological barrier for me I think. Also I hate product lotteries. I'll wait. Not surprised they're forcing bundles with a digital game, I think the yen price of the headset still works out significantly lower than Europe etc using the current exchange rate. Guess the Japanese stock allocation is going to be a joke again if it's straight to lotteries, there can't be many people here willing to bite at that price.
  12. I think there’s a sort of homogenized image of “gamer” that’s pushed by games journalism etc in a way that doesn’t really happen in other entertainment media. A belief that if someone likes games they therefore should like all genres and styles of game, I’m really into retro games, have a big collection that I play regularly etc. Love arcade games, “pick up and play” , am basically all about instantly gratifying gameplay experiences. I am at heart still a Dreamcast fanboy who hasn’t really been in tune with the mainstream since the Dreamcast/GameCube/PS2 era. Still enjoy first party Nintendo stuff. I also really like VR. Not so much the wave your hands around mini game stuff, but the 3D headset aspect. The sense of scale and feeling of presence you can get from higher end VR games is something I find myself excited about going forward. So, I like older/indie games with satisfying gameplay and also cutting edge VR stuff. Everything in between I really just don’t have much interest in. AAA games on a TV? Might just be a lack of imagination on my part, but I don’t find them remotely immersive and always just get bored and stop playing after the initial few hours once the game goes into the content padding stage, even if it was a game where the setting etc interested me. I’d generally rather watch a movie or read a book. I like the idea of playing certain big AAA games but the reality of sitting down and playing them never lives up to my imagination. I have a fairly long list of AAA open world games that have been played for about 10-15 hours and then never touched again.
  13. Have you played Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice VR on PC? I’ve been playing it recently and despite it just being the regular game on a vr headset played with a controller, it really elevates the experience for me. To be honest, I’d have little to no interest in playing the game on a TV and only bought it because it supports VR. Some of the environments are really impressive, even in third person there’s a massive difference between the sense of scale and presence you get in the headset vs just looking at a flat image on a tv. It’s hard to come from that and not strongly believe that any number of third person Playstation games would be extremely worthwhile experiences in a vr headset, even if just controlled with the Dualsense.
  14. There’s also stuff like Hellblade VR on steam. I’d love to see some of Sony’s AAA library get similar VR headset support even if it just involved playing with the dualsense. Unfortunately I’m sure Sony are aware by now that there is a large contingent of VR enthusiasts and games journalists who would lose their shit about that because “not a true vr experience” and others who’d write long negative articles about how it made them feel nauseous, so it will almost certainly never happen.
  15. I’m having more of a dilemma about this than most gaming hardware I buy I have psvr and a quest/gaming pc setup. I want this because the hardware seems like a major upgrade but I think there’s a real chance it’s going to flop at this price and end up with a very lackluster library, and that puts me off preordering. Without big games that take advantage of the upgraded visuals etc, what’s the point of all that fancy hardware? If it worked with PC at least there’d still be that option if if flops and the bigger PlayStation vr games dry up/ it just ends up as a quest 2 port player. At least there are modders keeping PCVR on life support regardless of the non-existent VR support from big companies . If this thing isn’t a commercial success it will be a paperweight in a couple of years or at best an overspecced headset for playing low budget indie/rhythm games. I got my ps5 adapter for psvr 1 in the post yesterday and tried a couple of games. Some games look extremely good in the original headset with the resolution bump the ps5 provides (a couple of dreams experiences have extremely impressive/sharp visuals on ps5 whereas dreams on ps4 was a blurry mess). I think Sony might have made the wrong decision for this point in time by so heavily prioritizing specs over affordability.
  16. How are the nreal airs in terms of comfort and resolution etc? I have the old Sony HMZ t3 but it's only 720p and not very comfortable.
  17. I’ve always been impressed that the Wii U had the hardware to “emulate” (if mister is emulation this is too..) GameCube games (but not discs) perfectly but the only GameCube games you could officially play on the thing were two full price Zelda remasters, with console VC conveniently stopping at N64. Thanks Nintendo!
  18. I thought the hardware was just for PS2 BC. Anything I’ve read over the years said PS1 was software emulation, but that could be mistaken.
  19. PS1 on PS3 was pretty impressive from a consumer standpoint because Sony let you play any ps1 disc on a software emulator, which now seems to be something that it would be impossible for a console to allow for some reason (legalities?). Is there anything stopping Sony or MS putting software BC in a modern console to let you play every PS2/original Xbox disc aside from effort/lack of desire to do so?
  20. That’s fair enough and I’m doing my best not to come across like I’m saying mister is bad, because obviously it isn’t. I think it’s great and worth the money. I just think there’s often an implication that it’s some sort of night and day difference compared to modern software emulation and I think it’s worth sharing a dissenting opinion, especially since the mister is pretty hard/expensive to get hold of right now. I think you have to already be somewhat far down the rabbit hole to appreciate the mister. You don’t have to mess around with those retroarch settings to have a good experience beyond an initial setup that is no more complex than the mister ini setup. I think a raspberry pi 3 directly connected to a Crt via composite and running thousands of arcade games that a mister can’t via Final Burn is as impressive as a mister. Also costs a fraction of the price. The mister crt setup requires having a higher end crt, add on boards for the mister etc. The pi worked out of the box with a cheap composite cable. One area where I think mister shines compared to software emulation is home computers like C64 and Amiga. If those are someone’s main interest I’d strongly recommend a mister over the alternatives. For consoles and arcade games I don’t think mister offers a massively better experience than software emulation but it wasn’t my intention to just come here and badmouth the mister, I guess I’m just curious what exactly people are finding so amazing about the mister experience vs modern emulators.
  21. I have a mister and it’s excellent but I feel like the discussion surrounding it always comes with the false implication that there is some major perceptible difference in the gameplay experience vs software emulation on a decent modern device (which is also excellent and not laggy, inconvenient, complex to set up etc etc). My most impressive emulation experience was probably the day I discovered MAME back in the day. Also I feel like dolphin for GameCube on a good pc is the closest an emulator has come to making a console obsolete by offering a superior experience.
  22. Putting aside the methods that people use to get it for peanuts and considering it as Microsoft actually intends/expects people to use it as an ongoing service, I think it’s probably decent value if 1) the Xbox is your only console,2)you own no unplayed games(which I guess is what might make having access to a bunch of old games of varying quality appealing), and 3) you have a lot of gaming time but just want to play “a game” and not particular games that may or may not be on the service. I’m surprised how many people here the second and third points seem to apply to. I have a library of PC games that I got free from epic and prime over the last few years that I never play, along with my steam collection which basically means I wouldn’t even consider gamepass for pc. There’s the promise of Day 1 first party releases but somehow I haven’t felt like I’m missing out on all those classics yet. I don’t like how maintaining ongoing subscriptions feels like wasted money if you play a long game that isn’t on the service/aren’t in the mood of gaming for a while etc. I feel like it kind of changes the relationship you have to the games you’re playing.
  23. Well, after 2 years of the thing being impossible to find here and then the price increase, I’d been bitterly talking about staying PC only this gen and not getting a PS5, but a week or so ago I happened to stumble across a mint condition used PS5 being sold in a shop for under the pre-increase RRP. Anyway, I built a pretty decent gaming PC a few months ago but I have to be honest, my PS5 experience so far has felt more immediately “next gen”. The graphics are about the same to my eyes but the controller with its adaptive triggers etc feels like a big advancement. Also I’m mainly a PC gamer and I know PC gamers get defensive about this, but sorry, PC gaming is still a level of effort and farting about setting stuff up that you don’t have with consoles. I’m playing through Cyberpunk. I bought it on launch day and played a fair bit on base PS4, I actually enjoyed it and wasn’t on board the hate train, but I eventually decided to wait until I got a ps5 to do it justice, took a bit longer than expected Anyway, the jump from PS4 to PS5 is massive. Far more impressive than PS3 to PS4 felt to me. I’m also benefitting from ignoring most of Sony’s output over the last few years because of a general dislike of 30fps after getting used to 60 on PC. There are a ton of games I’m a lot more interested in now thanks to the PS5 frame rate and resolution upgrades.
  24. How does buying and getting rid of a series x and ps5 and then playing gamepass on a series s while waiting for there to be games that make it “worth” having a series x or ps5 make more sense either financially or just in terms of effort than just buying and keeping a series x in the first place? If you scalped the ps5 then fair enough but that’s the only way this way of going about things makes sense to me.
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