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The RPG Files: Ghost of Tsushima Review

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  • remsleepremsleep Member RarePosts: 485
    Other than the setting the gameplay doesn't bring anything groundbreaking. 

    Watched a stream and was a bit boring.

    Not bad but not great, its about average to me.
    YashaXAsheramGorwe
  • AsheramAsheram Member EpicPosts: 4,206
    edited July 19
    Game is really good so far. I'm enjoying myself.(only about 4 hours in so far)
    The world and setting is good. Graphics are really great. Gameplay is like most third person open world games.
    Not as good as Shadow of Mordor to me. 
    I would give it a 7.5 out of 10
    I would rate it a bit higher but it plays very similar to many other games I have already played.
    Yet good fun.
    I agree, the world feels alive like RDR2.
    But there are also alot of annoying mechanics too and some story parts I have issue with dont want to spoil though.
    You are on a quest which they call a tale and take a few to many steps from area get get a 5-15 second timer says leaving tale area and miss getting back in time have to start the whole sequence over.
    Enemies seem very unintelligent seems they cant hear much or see very far so easy backstabs.
    Jin cant ride horses, only can ride the forever horse you get (guess he cant die like in RDR2) plus he cant swim either so there are invisible walls like horse cant cross river til he gets past that IW to an area that has land spots.
    Also foliage areas that you would think you can go through but nope invisible wall.

    Not that far into it hope that though maybe it gets better as you go along.

    edit: some horses can be rode it seems maybe I was in a tale/quest mode why the little circle indicator for mounting them didnt show.
    Post edited by Asheram on
    blueturtle13
  • AsheramAsheram Member EpicPosts: 4,206
    Oh yeah and the mongol archers are polite enough to say duck in their language right before they fire at you even if none of their companions are still alive.
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,135
    edited July 19
    The reviewer over on Eurogamer seems less enamored with the game than Joseph appears to be.

    They don't give scores but I'm thinking they would be closer to @blueturtle13 's 7.5 based on the final summary.

    "It's desperately frustrating, because I maintain that Ghost of Tsushima is still, largely, quite fun. The problem is it's an easy, breezy, lite beer kind of fun - the kind that Sucker Punch is known for, after all - and the blanket genericism of it just doesn't sit well against such a po-faced tone. It's another game fallen victim to the palatability blender, coming out the other side as a slightly formless smudge of every genre, without a mastery of any. Going back to Ghost of Tsushima's roots, as an American game inspired by the comics and the movies of Japan, in a way it's quite apt. It's what happens when you want to pay homage, but don't want to add anything new of your own. It's Hollywood."

    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-07-14-ghost-of-tsushima-review-a-likeable-if-clunky-hollywood-blockbuster

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  • AbimorAbimor Member UncommonPosts: 613
    Kyleran said:
    The reviewer over on Eurogamer seems less enamored with the game than Joseph appears to be.

    They don't give scores but I'm thinking they would be closer to @blueturtle13 's 7.5 based on the final summary.

    "It's desperately frustrating, because I maintain that Ghost of Tsushima is still, largely, quite fun. The problem is it's an easy, breezy, lite beer kind of fun - the kind that Sucker Punch is known for, after all - and the blanket genericism of it just doesn't sit well against such a po-faced tone. It's another game fallen victim to the palatability blender, coming out the other side as a slightly formless smudge of every genre, without a mastery of any. Going back to Ghost of Tsushima's roots, as an American game inspired by the comics and the movies of Japan, in a way it's quite apt. It's what happens when you want to pay homage, but don't want to add anything new of your own. It's Hollywood."

    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-07-14-ghost-of-tsushima-review-a-likeable-if-clunky-hollywood-blockbuster

    I bought it and the camera position is terrible you can really get hosed fast by it. My review is its ok I wish I liked it more. The combat when the camera is not being screwy os good the visuals on the ps 4 pro are good and the story is good. The camera really hurts it for me. Maybe they can patch it or make a change.
    Asheram
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 3,503
    I’ll be playing Deadly Premonition 2, the ultimate anti AAA Hollywood game.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    blueturtle13AeanderAsheramSovrath
    'the only way he could nail it any better is if he used a cross.'

    Kyleran on yours sincerely 


    'But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.'

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...



    'This does not apply just to ED but SC or any other game. What they will get is Rebirth/X4, likely prettier but equally underwhelming and pointless. 

    It is incredibly difficult to design some meaningfull leg content that would fit a space ship game - simply because it is not a leg game.

    It is just huge resource waste....'

    Gdemami absolutely not being an armchair developer

  • AsheramAsheram Member EpicPosts: 4,206
    lahnmir said:
    I’ll be playing Deadly Premonition 2, the ultimate anti AAA Hollywood game.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    Oh my lord
    lahnmir
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 3,503
    Asheram said:
    lahnmir said:
    I’ll be playing Deadly Premonition 2, the ultimate anti AAA Hollywood game.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    Oh my lord
    I LOVE Deadly Premonition, best writing in the industry, absolutely genius  <3

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    blueturtle13AsheramSovrath
    'the only way he could nail it any better is if he used a cross.'

    Kyleran on yours sincerely 


    'But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.'

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...



    'This does not apply just to ED but SC or any other game. What they will get is Rebirth/X4, likely prettier but equally underwhelming and pointless. 

    It is incredibly difficult to design some meaningfull leg content that would fit a space ship game - simply because it is not a leg game.

    It is just huge resource waste....'

    Gdemami absolutely not being an armchair developer

  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,722
    edited July 19
    Mine came in late yesterday. I've been having a good time so far.

    What I like most is that it strikes a brilliant balance between giving me direction to objectives (which I need) and a minimalistic UI that lets me appreciate the world as I follow the wind. The guiding wind is absolutely brilliant and actually makes the game even more beautiful in motion.

    The camera has stuck out as the biggest problem to me. And it absolutely amazes me how all of these decades later, the most fundamental part of gaming is so consistently botched by so many games.

    I completely disagree with all of the popular youtubers saying this is the "best Assassin's Creed." Even the modern AC games have more functional stealth map design. And when you do go into combat, the AC games have far better combat, whereas this falls apart when large groups of enemies are involved. Plus, the modern AC games have more satisfying gear and slightly more compelling skill trees. And then there's Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor/War, which put both franchises to shame.
    Post edited by Aeander on
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  • LackingMMOLackingMMO Member RarePosts: 502
    Asheram said:
    Game is really good so far. I'm enjoying myself.(only about 4 hours in so far)
    The world and setting is good. Graphics are really great. Gameplay is like most third person open world games.
    Not as good as Shadow of Mordor to me. 
    I would give it a 7.5 out of 10
    I would rate it a bit higher but it plays very similar to many other games I have already played.
    Yet good fun.
    I agree, the world feels alive like RDR2.
    But there are also alot of annoying mechanics too and some story parts I have issue with dont want to spoil though.
    You are on a quest which they call a tale and take a few to many steps from area get get a 5-15 second timer says leaving tale area and miss getting back in time have to start the whole sequence over.
    Enemies seem very unintelligent seems they cant hear much or see very far so easy backstabs.
    Jin cant ride horses, only can ride the forever horse you get (guess he cant die like in RDR2) plus he cant swim either so there are invisible walls like horse cant cross river til he gets past that IW to an area that has land spots.
    Also foliage areas that you would think you can go through but nope invisible wall.

    Not that far into it hope that though maybe it gets better as you go along.

    edit: some horses can be rode it seems maybe I was in a tale/quest mode why the little circle indicator for mounting them didnt show.
    Jin can swim! i swam a few times now lol. And the leaving quest area is on the main stuff. 

    This game is very similar to RDR2, if you liked that game then this game is right in line to your liking.

    Im digging the stances too.
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,722
    Asheram said:
    Game is really good so far. I'm enjoying myself.(only about 4 hours in so far)
    The world and setting is good. Graphics are really great. Gameplay is like most third person open world games.
    Not as good as Shadow of Mordor to me. 
    I would give it a 7.5 out of 10
    I would rate it a bit higher but it plays very similar to many other games I have already played.
    Yet good fun.
    I agree, the world feels alive like RDR2.
    But there are also alot of annoying mechanics too and some story parts I have issue with dont want to spoil though.
    You are on a quest which they call a tale and take a few to many steps from area get get a 5-15 second timer says leaving tale area and miss getting back in time have to start the whole sequence over.
    Enemies seem very unintelligent seems they cant hear much or see very far so easy backstabs.
    Jin cant ride horses, only can ride the forever horse you get (guess he cant die like in RDR2) plus he cant swim either so there are invisible walls like horse cant cross river til he gets past that IW to an area that has land spots.
    Also foliage areas that you would think you can go through but nope invisible wall.

    Not that far into it hope that though maybe it gets better as you go along.

    edit: some horses can be rode it seems maybe I was in a tale/quest mode why the little circle indicator for mounting them didnt show.
    Jin can swim! i swam a few times now lol. And the leaving quest area is on the main stuff. 

    This game is very similar to RDR2, if you liked that game then this game is right in line to your liking.

    Im digging the stances too.
    I did not like RDR2 at all, but I find this enjoyable.

    The difference is the type of details that each emphasizes. Ghost of Tsushima knows when to sacrifice realism for the player experience. For example, looting in Ghost of Tsushima doesn't have a long animation like in RDR2, and you can even do it from your horse.
  • AsheramAsheram Member EpicPosts: 4,206
    Asheram said:
    Game is really good so far. I'm enjoying myself.(only about 4 hours in so far)
    The world and setting is good. Graphics are really great. Gameplay is like most third person open world games.
    Not as good as Shadow of Mordor to me. 
    I would give it a 7.5 out of 10
    I would rate it a bit higher but it plays very similar to many other games I have already played.
    Yet good fun.
    I agree, the world feels alive like RDR2.
    But there are also alot of annoying mechanics too and some story parts I have issue with dont want to spoil though.
    You are on a quest which they call a tale and take a few to many steps from area get get a 5-15 second timer says leaving tale area and miss getting back in time have to start the whole sequence over.
    Enemies seem very unintelligent seems they cant hear much or see very far so easy backstabs.
    Jin cant ride horses, only can ride the forever horse you get (guess he cant die like in RDR2) plus he cant swim either so there are invisible walls like horse cant cross river til he gets past that IW to an area that has land spots.
    Also foliage areas that you would think you can go through but nope invisible wall.

    Not that far into it hope that though maybe it gets better as you go along.

    edit: some horses can be rode it seems maybe I was in a tale/quest mode why the little circle indicator for mounting them didnt show.
    Jin can swim! i swam a few times now lol. And the leaving quest area is on the main stuff. 

    This game is very similar to RDR2, if you liked that game then this game is right in line to your liking.

    Im digging the stances too.
    I meant his horse sorry, I tried to cross a river and the horse couldnt go in, was like a invisible wall, I had to ride shore til I found a bridge or a shallow part that had patches of land that made a crossing.


  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,773
    I don't know what it was about Ghosts but I think it may be the worst Playstation exclusive, IMO. I think the combat is really great and the game looks amazing. The story and the open world is just lack luster. I have played for about 10 hours or so and quit. Selling my PS4 Pro. The PS4 had a good run though. I will remember the gen memorably. Now it's time for the Xbox Series X.

    With Devs talking about how much creative freedom Microsoft is giving them because of Gamepass I am super excited for Thursday's show. I love Playstation and will be getting a PS5 a year after launch but these last four or five exclusives felt very samey to me. Think its the reason I am excited by Ratcet and Clank now more then ever. A PlayStation exclusive that is not a Open world game.

    P.S. Before people say it. I know The Last of Us Part 2 was not an open world but it felt like it had some of the same problems considering how big the environments were.
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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,722
    Arterius said:
    I don't know what it was about Ghosts but I think it may be the worst Playstation exclusive, IMO. I think the combat is really great and the game looks amazing. The story and the open world is just lack luster. I have played for about 10 hours or so and quit. Selling my PS4 Pro. The PS4 had a good run though. I will remember the gen memorably. Now it's time for the Xbox Series X.

    With Devs talking about how much creative freedom Microsoft is giving them because of Gamepass I am super excited for Thursday's show. I love Playstation and will be getting a PS5 a year after launch but these last four or five exclusives felt very samey to me. Think its the reason I am excited by Ratcet and Clank now more then ever. A PlayStation exclusive that is not a Open world game.

    P.S. Before people say it. I know The Last of Us Part 2 was not an open world but it felt like it had some of the same problems considering how big the environments were.
    God of War wasn't an open world game, and it was amazing. The best PS4 exclusive, not counting the third party Persona 5, IMO. 

    Also, I'm predicting that the Xbox showcase will suck. Because Xbox's lineup has sucked for a really long time. And I'll buy the line that they give their developers creative freedom when they stop misusing Rare and almost killing studios like Platinum and Obsidian with canceled contracts.
    YashaX
  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,773
    Aeander said:
    Arterius said:
    I don't know what it was about Ghosts but I think it may be the worst Playstation exclusive, IMO. I think the combat is really great and the game looks amazing. The story and the open world is just lack luster. I have played for about 10 hours or so and quit. Selling my PS4 Pro. The PS4 had a good run though. I will remember the gen memorably. Now it's time for the Xbox Series X.

    With Devs talking about how much creative freedom Microsoft is giving them because of Gamepass I am super excited for Thursday's show. I love Playstation and will be getting a PS5 a year after launch but these last four or five exclusives felt very samey to me. Think its the reason I am excited by Ratcet and Clank now more then ever. A PlayStation exclusive that is not a Open world game.

    P.S. Before people say it. I know The Last of Us Part 2 was not an open world but it felt like it had some of the same problems considering how big the environments were.
    God of War wasn't an open world game, and it was amazing. The best PS4 exclusive, not counting the third party Persona 5, IMO. 

    Also, I'm predicting that the Xbox showcase will suck. Because Xbox's lineup has sucked for a really long time. And I'll buy the line that they give their developers creative freedom when they stop misusing Rare and almost killing studios like Platinum and Obsidian with canceled contracts.
    God of War was fantastic I will give you that. Also not open world. Persona 5 was ok. I get that people love it but I just couldn't get into it. I do think that is partly because I just don't have the time for such a long RPG anymore. It was a little overwhelming to think about it.

    Also I honestly think we are going to be surprised by Xbox this gen. Last gen was rough I will admit. I mostly used the Xbox for third party games and Playstation for first party. However, from all reports Xbox knew the Xbox One didn't do well so they are putting there eggs in the Series X. 

    Last of all we don't know how Scalebound was turning out. Xbox has some stinkers this gen so if they thought Scalebound wasn't working and would take a major overhaul to fix then it must have been bad. I have never heard anything about Obsidian though. May have to look into that...

    I am also not a Xbox fanboy. I actually prefer the Playstation for its exclusives but I get way less motion sick on the Xbox. I just think that we can't judge Xbox solely because of this last gen. Xbox and Xbox 360 were both great.

    As for Rare. I would argue that 1) Its not the same team and 2) that sea of thieves does very well for Xbox. Both sides have said it and Rare is very passionate about sea of thieves. Rumors as well is that we are going to see a remaster of Banjo and Conker for the Xbox Series X as well. Both made by Rare. Also Obsidian will be showing off a look at there first AAA RPG since, arguably, Fallout New Vegas. I don't count Outer Worlds because that game was made and they had signed a publishing deal before they were sold to Xbox.

    Again all rumors swirling on reddit, so take it with a grain of salt, but the Xbox press conference will be an hour and there will be a one pre-show also showing off new Xbox One and Xbox Series X games. So they have quite a bit to show 
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  • moosecatlolmoosecatlol Member UncommonPosts: 1,488
    This game has the same score as FFXV, big laff.

  • ZegalothZegaloth Member UncommonPosts: 217

    Wizardry said:

    I watched several review videos and i got a very clear picture something sketchy is going on.



    There is a very clear and present accent on the "looks great" the "atmosphere" is great.There are times when you can just tell someone is exaggerating to be a shill and i got that feeling often

    from all reviewers.



    It is tough in an internet chat box to fully explain the why and why not's in deciphering chit chat and the game.



    So before i try and explain why i think the game is an absolute sham,i truly got the feeling either Sony or Sucker Punch really got some shills on board to hype their half assed game.



    The world:predominantly empty,boring.

    hand holding/immersion breaker:The obvious reason for them to guide you directly to where you need to go,the world is boring.

    When your world is mostly empty it is a heck of a lot easier to exaggerate the flowing grass animations and blowing leaves,a LOT easier.All that sea of white flowers or red flowers is actually easier on the rendering.Point is that even the constant theme of promoting the "world looks great"is exaggerated.



    Combat:can't hide bodies to avoid detection.We can do this in Dishonored but not in this game,more corner cutting.Combat is more like your Souls games,all about timing,either an easy stealth kill or counter your foes attacks with timing.



    Character building,world life is very lackluster.Overall personally this game offers me nothing at all,nothing is well done.My take on the game's early hype,well Sucker Punch began marketing this 3 years ago,so they have spent a lot of money to make sure this half assed game gets more hype than it deserves.

    3/10 =not worth playing,not worth buying.




    Wall of text so long
    Feels reviews leave high and dry
    don't like don't buy it.

    I have put about 30 hours into the game so far, and I have been really enjoying it. I love the sword combat in the game. Its got stance swapping like Nioh, but rhythm based combat like Spider Man, Batman, and Shadow of Mordor, which I am a huge fan of each of those games. I think this game changes it up enough to stand on its own with these systems.

    The stealth gameplay is kind of lack luster, enemies are pretty dumb when it comes to stealth play, but that is the way of the coward. Not the way of the Samurai.

    The reason people keep saying that the game looks great, and the atmosphere is immersive, is because it is. They show a lot of beauty in their trailers, but as you progress, that beauty becomes marred by the ugliness of war. Decapitated heads, murder scenes where people were brutally tortured. I was admiring the scenery after clearing a Mongolian camp, and looked up at a vibrant cherry blossom tree, to see that they had hung 20-30 people from it. The game slowly ups the ante, and is constantly pulling you from beautiful serenity, to a tense warzone.
    It may not be your cup of tea, but calling everyone who likes it a shill lacks honor.

    The game is not without flaws, but those flaws are outshone by what the game does right, which is being a badass samurai.

    -Zegaloth unpaid shill

    YashaX
  • ZegalothZegaloth Member UncommonPosts: 217
    Aeander said:
    Arterius said:
    I don't know what it was about Ghosts but I think it may be the worst Playstation exclusive, IMO. I think the combat is really great and the game looks amazing. The story and the open world is just lack luster. I have played for about 10 hours or so and quit. Selling my PS4 Pro. The PS4 had a good run though. I will remember the gen memorably. Now it's time for the Xbox Series X.

    With Devs talking about how much creative freedom Microsoft is giving them because of Gamepass I am super excited for Thursday's show. I love Playstation and will be getting a PS5 a year after launch but these last four or five exclusives felt very samey to me. Think its the reason I am excited by Ratcet and Clank now more then ever. A PlayStation exclusive that is not a Open world game.

    P.S. Before people say it. I know The Last of Us Part 2 was not an open world but it felt like it had some of the same problems considering how big the environments were.
    God of War wasn't an open world game, and it was amazing. The best PS4 exclusive, not counting the third party Persona 5, IMO. 

    Also, I'm predicting that the Xbox showcase will suck. Because Xbox's lineup has sucked for a really long time. And I'll buy the line that they give their developers creative freedom when they stop misusing Rare and almost killing studios like Platinum and Obsidian with canceled contracts.

    God of War is my pick for best game this gen. The Last of us 2 is probably my least favorite game of this generation. They managed to prove that good graphics only go so far without some stellar gameplay, and a decent story to back it up.

    I also really enjoyed Spider Man, Days gone was pretty low on my list, I dunno if they ever fixed the performance issues, but it was pretty much unplayable on my PS4 Pro, not sure how base systems handled it, but I was getting some major FPS issues.

    I am going to be picking up a PS5, and probably avoiding the Series X entirely. I already have a PC, and since they release a good portion of their games on PC through Gamepass. I see no reason to pick up the Series X at all.

    PS5 exclusives though...
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 28,375
    lahnmir said:
    I’ll be playing Deadly Premonition 2, the ultimate anti AAA Hollywood game.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir

    I've never heard of it (or maybe I don't remember) UNTIL NOW!

    The trailer is awesome. Thanks!
    lahnmir
  • AsheramAsheram Member EpicPosts: 4,206
    Combat summed up if GoT 
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,722
    Zegaloth said:
    Aeander said:
    Arterius said:
    I don't know what it was about Ghosts but I think it may be the worst Playstation exclusive, IMO. I think the combat is really great and the game looks amazing. The story and the open world is just lack luster. I have played for about 10 hours or so and quit. Selling my PS4 Pro. The PS4 had a good run though. I will remember the gen memorably. Now it's time for the Xbox Series X.

    With Devs talking about how much creative freedom Microsoft is giving them because of Gamepass I am super excited for Thursday's show. I love Playstation and will be getting a PS5 a year after launch but these last four or five exclusives felt very samey to me. Think its the reason I am excited by Ratcet and Clank now more then ever. A PlayStation exclusive that is not a Open world game.

    P.S. Before people say it. I know The Last of Us Part 2 was not an open world but it felt like it had some of the same problems considering how big the environments were.
    God of War wasn't an open world game, and it was amazing. The best PS4 exclusive, not counting the third party Persona 5, IMO. 

    Also, I'm predicting that the Xbox showcase will suck. Because Xbox's lineup has sucked for a really long time. And I'll buy the line that they give their developers creative freedom when they stop misusing Rare and almost killing studios like Platinum and Obsidian with canceled contracts.

    God of War is my pick for best game this gen. The Last of us 2 is probably my least favorite game of this generation. They managed to prove that good graphics only go so far without some stellar gameplay, and a decent story to back it up.

    I also really enjoyed Spider Man, Days gone was pretty low on my list, I dunno if they ever fixed the performance issues, but it was pretty much unplayable on my PS4 Pro, not sure how base systems handled it, but I was getting some major FPS issues.

    I am going to be picking up a PS5, and probably avoiding the Series X entirely. I already have a PC, and since they release a good portion of their games on PC through Gamepass. I see no reason to pick up the Series X at all.

    PS5 exclusives though...
    Days Gone really is a painfully generic, underwhelming game. And yet it still looks downright appealing next to Microsoft's zombie exclusive, State of Decay.

    I simply cannot believe that many of the former GW1 developers are wasting their talents on State of Decay. It hurts me.
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,722
    Zegaloth said:
    Aeander said:
    Arterius said:
    I don't know what it was about Ghosts but I think it may be the worst Playstation exclusive, IMO. I think the combat is really great and the game looks amazing. The story and the open world is just lack luster. I have played for about 10 hours or so and quit. Selling my PS4 Pro. The PS4 had a good run though. I will remember the gen memorably. Now it's time for the Xbox Series X.

    With Devs talking about how much creative freedom Microsoft is giving them because of Gamepass I am super excited for Thursday's show. I love Playstation and will be getting a PS5 a year after launch but these last four or five exclusives felt very samey to me. Think its the reason I am excited by Ratcet and Clank now more then ever. A PlayStation exclusive that is not a Open world game.

    P.S. Before people say it. I know The Last of Us Part 2 was not an open world but it felt like it had some of the same problems considering how big the environments were.
    God of War wasn't an open world game, and it was amazing. The best PS4 exclusive, not counting the third party Persona 5, IMO. 

    Also, I'm predicting that the Xbox showcase will suck. Because Xbox's lineup has sucked for a really long time. And I'll buy the line that they give their developers creative freedom when they stop misusing Rare and almost killing studios like Platinum and Obsidian with canceled contracts.

    God of War is my pick for best game this gen. The Last of us 2 is probably my least favorite game of this generation. They managed to prove that good graphics only go so far without some stellar gameplay, and a decent story to back it up.

    I also really enjoyed Spider Man, Days gone was pretty low on my list, I dunno if they ever fixed the performance issues, but it was pretty much unplayable on my PS4 Pro, not sure how base systems handled it, but I was getting some major FPS issues.

    I am going to be picking up a PS5, and probably avoiding the Series X entirely. I already have a PC, and since they release a good portion of their games on PC through Gamepass. I see no reason to pick up the Series X at all.

    PS5 exclusives though...
    Days Gone really is a painfully generic, underwhelming game. And yet it still looks downright appealing next to Microsoft's zombie exclusive, State of Decay.

    I simply cannot believe that many of the former GW1 developers are wasting their talents on State of Decay. It hurts me.
  • bwwianakievbwwianakiev Member UncommonPosts: 109
    I'd give it a 8/10. The AI are pretty bad and the stealth play is god awful. needed more time to cook. Rest is amazing. SOme of the best combat I've had to privilege to play. Boss fights are fun. Becomes very easy half way through the game even on Hard.
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,227
    Aeander said:
    Zegaloth said:
    Aeander said:
    Arterius said:
    I don't know what it was about Ghosts but I think it may be the worst Playstation exclusive, IMO. I think the combat is really great and the game looks amazing. The story and the open world is just lack luster. I have played for about 10 hours or so and quit. Selling my PS4 Pro. The PS4 had a good run though. I will remember the gen memorably. Now it's time for the Xbox Series X.

    With Devs talking about how much creative freedom Microsoft is giving them because of Gamepass I am super excited for Thursday's show. I love Playstation and will be getting a PS5 a year after launch but these last four or five exclusives felt very samey to me. Think its the reason I am excited by Ratcet and Clank now more then ever. A PlayStation exclusive that is not a Open world game.

    P.S. Before people say it. I know The Last of Us Part 2 was not an open world but it felt like it had some of the same problems considering how big the environments were.
    God of War wasn't an open world game, and it was amazing. The best PS4 exclusive, not counting the third party Persona 5, IMO. 

    Also, I'm predicting that the Xbox showcase will suck. Because Xbox's lineup has sucked for a really long time. And I'll buy the line that they give their developers creative freedom when they stop misusing Rare and almost killing studios like Platinum and Obsidian with canceled contracts.

    God of War is my pick for best game this gen. The Last of us 2 is probably my least favorite game of this generation. They managed to prove that good graphics only go so far without some stellar gameplay, and a decent story to back it up.

    I also really enjoyed Spider Man, Days gone was pretty low on my list, I dunno if they ever fixed the performance issues, but it was pretty much unplayable on my PS4 Pro, not sure how base systems handled it, but I was getting some major FPS issues.

    I am going to be picking up a PS5, and probably avoiding the Series X entirely. I already have a PC, and since they release a good portion of their games on PC through Gamepass. I see no reason to pick up the Series X at all.

    PS5 exclusives though...
    Days Gone really is a painfully generic, underwhelming game. And yet it still looks downright appealing next to Microsoft's zombie exclusive, State of Decay.

    I simply cannot believe that many of the former GW1 developers are wasting their talents on State of Decay. It hurts me.
    Well State of Decay was a passion project and SoD2 was a rush job that was started before Microsoft.
    From what I have seen of SoD3 it is a massive step up. It is great to see the Microsoft money finally able to be used for the series. 

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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,722
    For all I've said on the game, there is something compelling about it, because I've finished most of the game. The PS4 doesn't track hours played that I'm aware of, but I played pretty much non-stop from Sunday-Wednesday.

    I think that for everything the game does well, there's also a caveat. And because it does so many things well, I have a lot of good and bad to say.

    The world is beautiful and expansive, but it's full of Ubisoft-style formulaic content.

    The skill tree has quite a few fun things to play with, which is good. But it's one of those soft RPG systems where you eventually unlock everything and become a jack of all trades, which is bad.

    The gear lets you define a playstyle, which is good. But the content often locks you into moments which require a gear swap (ie: swap to Samurai Clan Armor for boss battles), which is bad.

    The story takes bold risks, but it only makes sense if you play Jin dishonorably/pragmatically like I have. If you choose to play Jin honorably, his later decisions are out of character. On the flip side, the game locks you into honorable duels with no way to cheat them if you happen to be playing Jin dishonorably.
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