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  1. Tyler

    The Evil Within 2

    No other survival horror game comes close to Silent Hill 2 - my favorite game of all time. The people at Konami who shuttered Silent Hills deserve to spend an eternity wandering the town of Silent Hill.
  2. This is the main issue with adding MTs in games like these. It's completely possible to play and finish the game without spending money on those, they why add them and unnecessarily tarnish the image of the game? Plus stuff like this spreads like wildfire over the internet and often gets blown out of proportion. Sure the publishers want some extra $$ on top of the $60 they're already asking for but they fail to realize the impact on the industry as a whole. There's a reason why people hate mobile gaming and that is why PC/consoles were a completely different league. But now that business model has invaded actual games (read publishers have tasted blood). There are games where MTs certainly make sense (F2P games, MMOs etc.) but why have them in purely SP games like NFS, AC, Shadow of War etc.? I really hope this trend dies out soon. Make a good game, make good expansions/DLCs etc and if people like your game they'll likely pick up additional content as well. But predatory practices will continue to exist as long as idiots keep dropping real money on lootboxes. People who actually play games like NFS Payback or Shadow of War will know that you don't need to spend extra to get the most out them but you'll always have the vocal majority jabbing fingers in their ears and going "la la la lootboxes la la"...
  3. The game is so meta... something good turning over completely to the dark side. Maybe it's setting us up for (possible Episode VIII spoilers)...
  4. Well it's a more tactical game than Mercs for sure but the setting, the open world and the ability to commandeer any vehicle (land, sea, air) and approach missions from any angle kind of reminded me more of that series than any previous Ghost Recon games. It's definitely not the mindless explosion-fest that the Mercenaries games were though. And yeah World in Flames was probably the best blow-stuff-up simulator ever!
  5. Waiting for a decent sale on this one. I know I'll never finish it (and that's why I never bought it) but it should be fun to dip in and out from time to time. I enjoyed the visuals and gameplay during the beta. It felt like a more polished version of the Mercenaries games than Ghost Recon though.
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    Crysis

    Played Crysis on the same card back in the day And yeah, this series needs to go on. I've enjoyed pretty much all of the games.
  7. Tyler

    The Evil Within 2

    That's high praise! I have a feeling I'll enjoy this (possibly more than TEW1).
  8. This is exactly what I'm doing and for the same reason. I'm using the main missions as guide for progression (despite having outleveled pretty much all of them at this point). It's so much easier to focus on clearing 1-2 zones at a time than having the entire map filled with incomplete icons. Besides it also helps me appreciate how varied the zones are and the side quests have more context and don't feel like an obligatory activity, otherwise it just starts to become a blur. For example the side quests in Memphis are related to the main quest and it would feel really weird to do them out of order (even though it's possible).
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    Warframe

    Archwing will unlock naturally as you play further. There's a quest that gets unlocked I think at Mastery Rank 2 and if I'm not mistaken you have to progress up to Mars. So keep working on that Galaxy Map!
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    Ni-OH

    Yeah, most of the challenging stuff is either side missions / optional content or post-game. Which I think is smart design because it doesn't prevent people from progressing with the story mode and still provides challenge for those who seek it. I'm assuming the fight you're talking about is . That's fairly early on, not even 1/3rd of the game. Surprised you feel this way though. The game is all about the combat system and loot. There's really not much in terms of story (it's just there) or any sense of adventure like the Souls series. The exploration is limited within it's small levels (but still rewarding since loot and shortcuts) and there's a lot of re-use of the same levels and enemies especially if you do the side content. The DLC missions and bosses however are really good are very difficult. That said, the game basically lives and dies on it's combat and if you don't enjoy that I don't think it'll appeal to you. Then again, it's hard to imagine someone who likes action games not liking the combat here. There's just so much variety in builds and weapon types.
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    Warframe

    The launcher is broken for me too - I get really unreliable speeds. Try messing around with the Aggressive Download option in the launcher settings btw. @Django_3101 - Excalibur is a good all-rounder frame so stick with it until you can build Rhino (parts from Venus boss) or Ember. All frames in this game are viable for endgame and high level content. It depends on how you mod them based on their strengths. Learning the mod system and various stats and abilities of your chosen frames and weapons is the core of the game. There's a surprising amount of variety and depth here. Don't worry too much about Mastery Rank right now, it's something that will increase naturally as you keep leveling new frames and weapons (note that duplicates don't count). Focus on clearing the map nodes for now and getting parts and materials for Rhino or something else. Rhino is a great frame for learning as well as mid-level content because it's extremely tanky and the abilities are very straightforward. Also, I would suggest not spending too much time on Cetus and Plains of Eidolon on Earth. It's an unique experience but something that might be better done later. You can do low level bounties and stuff but the current rewards are not good enough for the amount of time it usually takes. You'll be better off doing the other missions and earning more or less similar rewards in lesser time. Check the Market for any weapon blueprints you can buy and start crafting them. That way you'll have more variety in the arsenal as well as get mastery XP. If you like a weapon, keep it. If not, delete it so the slot can be reused. Inventory slots are the only thing in the game that are locked behind platinum so use them wisely.
  12. Tyler

    Diablo 3

    I've played Barb and Monk on PS4 and it plays really well, in fact better than the PC version. I've always thought that the console version is a better experience overall. It does get stuff like patches and content late but nothing beats the controls, the ease and most importantly - couch co-op. The only drawback is the inventory management which can get somewhat tedious - but even then the UI is fairly simple and elegant for a game of this kind.
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    Ni-OH

    The challenge tapers off in the second half of the game though, the first few missions and bosses are definitely a lot of more challenging than anything in the latter part of the game. Still, it's an awesome action RPG with a super tight combat system - a cross between something like Ninja Gaiden and Diablo with some elements from Souls. One of my favorite games of the year which I can't wait to revisit on PC (too many other games on the backlog right now).
  14. Kenway was good too, not top 3 good though. I liked Evie as well and surprisingly Connor is a solid character if you give that game enough time. Now that I think of it, AC3 was the riskiest game in the series. Whether it paid off or not is another story.
  15. I must say Bayek is a really good AC protagonist, Ezio and Altair are still GOAT but Bayek is definitely #3 for me. I like that he isn't a one-dimensional killing machine but actually acts like a human being when needed. Aya is a great character too.
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    Warframe

    Yep Forma too, always a good idea to have a good number of those handy for the future. BTW, I'm really enjoying my EV Trinity Prime build with min (15%) duration. It's a really great support frame and a tank as well, unlimited energy + overshields for the entire team. Almost no DPS though (basically whatever I can manage with my spray-and-pray Soma Prime while I'm not casting). Currently has only 1 Forma but I might put in a couple more to change the Aura to Corrosive Projection as well as fit a maxed Transient Fortitude and a maxed Redirection (they're both 1 point away from maxed). Also, Octavia should be done building by tonight, very excited to try it out.
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    Warframe

    First of all, which platform? I play regularly on the PC along with a few friends. We can help you with some stuff. Secondly, like Agent 47 said, work on clearing the Galaxy Map one planet at a time (especially the junctions). A lot of these activities will reward you with crafting materials (which you need tons of), blueprints for new stuff and mods which will help you create a build for your warframes. Along the way you will encounter boss fights (Assassination missions). Bosses can be farmed for blueprints for new Warframes. Focus on getting these (Rhino and Ember are really good frames that you can get relatively quick). The game will naturally lead you to story quests which can be done once you fulfill certain conditions. Lastly, do alerts if you can - especially ones for Orokin Reactors and Orokin Catalyst blueprints. These are special items that double mod capacity of frames and weapons permanently and are a must if you plan on using a certain frame or weapon for a long time. But yeah, right now just work in clearing the galaxy map nodes.
  18. Game keeping getting better and better. Currently in Memphis and just did that whole... I really liked the entire section in Giza btw. That entire zone is really eerie and desolate, endless sand dunes, mysterious ruins and of course the pyramids which you can . Overall Giza was a highlight for me and it was capped by a really cool assassination/boss fight. Also Phylakes have become easier to take down now (as long as they're close to my level). I'm still outleveling most of the main and side missions by almost 10 levels in some cases. Somehow I really wish this game was less directed. It's so beautiful and wonderfully detailed that it begs to explored rather than guided with icons everywhere. I know Ubi doesn't want to alienate players by dropping these altogether but I wish it was a less hand-holdy experience overall.
  19. Half of them are people finding some naked NPC and taking a picture...
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    Warframe

    I think that's a problem too. The gameplay in the first few hours is not representative of the entire game at all. There's a ton of variety in how each frame and weapon plays as well as mission types (and now an open world zone as well - with more to come). And that is not even counting the story driven quests. The game has been evolving every few months consistently. I have over 500 hours in it now and there's still a lot I haven't done. That said, you really need a friend who can guide you, if you play solo it's likely to frustrate and overwhelm you before you even get to the meat of the game.
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    Warframe

    True, but it's been getting decent coverage ever since the last expansion was unveiled, I'm seeing a lot of new player influx in-game as well. Besides the game has been a mainstay in the Steam top played games for a long time.
  22. Tyler

    Warframe

    So close to finally building what is probably the most interesting frame in the game right now - Octavia. Just need to farm about 800 kuva. I really liked her questline btw, the final mission was a bit on the longer side but at least the platforming was easy enough (and I generally hate platforming-based missions). Also working on my EV Trinity Prime build, need a couple more forma before it's ready. BTW, it's sad that the interest level for this game on this forum is so low. I guess it's the barrier of entry and how absurdly complex the whole thing feels at first. I hope people aren't dismissing this because it's "another free to play game" because it's clearly the dark horse in the loot shooter genre. It's basically what games like Destiny and The Division want to become. Even with so many games out right now (which are already downloaded and ready to play), I still end up ignoring them and playing Warframe every day.
  23. I loved the original but always felt it needed a bit more polish. Looks like the sequel is exactly that. @Heaven Angel like Joe said, it's both. Basically deck building and dungeon crawling. The dungeon crawling happens via a card game and the fights are third-person hack and slash (combat is similar to Batman and Mordor). It also has a great narrator in the form of the card dealer. Overall a fairly unique experience.
  24. I didn't mean easy in a negative sense, it's fun and that's all that matters. In fact I like that I can finish encounters in seconds. Besides, I am playing this along side Elex where getting your a*s kicked in every encounter is normal.
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