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01/07/16 at 13:30 in reply to: Shameless self promotion… your PS4 and XBox One shared videos #270300
Some Overwatch antics. Thoroughly enjoying the game.29/06/16 at 09:40 in reply to: Shameless self promotion… your PS4 and XBox One shared videos #270090
A rather good little battle against a Peugeot on WRX. Unfortunately curb sent me spinning out at the end.
They’ve been taking a much more healthy approach to DLC of recent, which is very very welcome. Helps that it’s been in Early Access with a late console release, it meant that the April update could be bundled in free.
It’s hardcore though, through and through. It’s the Dark Souls of racing games by all accounts. I do like the unforgiving stages, it captures the stress and risk of a real rally and because I’m one of those people I like the sim factor. Maybe in the future they could offer something similar to Forza, a normal physics package and a simulator physics package, to cater for everyone’s preferences.
I think DiRT in particular is very difficult on a controller, as there can always be that problem of trying to hit the soft spot with steering. It’s definitely easy to beat times on a clean run in the lower diffculties, but on the higher ones I’ve found a bit of pressure to really nail every corner fast irrespect of getting a clean run. I agree you have to be clean most of the time though, as penalties penalise that much it’s better to restart. The AI is definitely not a strong point too. Some challenging enough times and a few quirks which add to the realism, but I think there’s room for something a bit more dynamic.
Congrats on the platinum anyway!21/06/16 at 20:37 in reply to: Shameless self promotion… your PS4 and XBox One shared videos #269654
A quick hotlap from my driving of the Toyota TSO40 LMP cars, which I enjoyed driving a lot whilst reflecting on Toyota’s loss in the recent 24 Hours at Le Mans.
“but once again I come top of my team which tells me our team is bloody useless”
I laughed a lot at this. Happens to me a few times when I’m not on the best of form, but I end up MVP on the team.
I think the team balancing can be an issue on several games to be fair. It’s annoying when it’s unbalanced, and great when it’s just right. TLoU was very sensitive to team balance because it was 4v4, and I used to get a long run of fantastic matches that were challenging, and sometimes a run of matches which had the worst balance ever.
It seems a bit silly to not mix up the teams, but then some people can be in parties and therefore can’t be split up by the matchmaking system. Some games have a no parties playlist (TLoU usefully had it), or a party limit which is quite handy.16/06/16 at 09:14 in reply to: Shameless self promotion… your PS4 and XBox One shared videos #269291
Another Halo montage, this one with a few splatter sprees and an rather fun single-handed tank takedowns.08/06/16 at 10:11 in reply to: Shameless self promotion… your PS4 and XBox One shared videos #268333
LOL, no i think it was ‘throwing one out’ as in chucking a grenade at the enemy. I rubbed plenty of other players out though :P05/06/16 at 16:10 in reply to: Shameless self promotion… your PS4 and XBox One shared videos #268105
Some Halo 5 multiplayer action. I confess to liking the sniper rifle a bit too much towards the end!
I thought the studio bits were a bit awkward, they lacked the chemistry of previous top gear and there was a succinct feeling that Chris was wanting to make a carnivalesque type experience a bit like TFI. The guest interviews and laps didn’t make much sense either. The actual films were great though, felt a little bit of a change up and I think Le Blanc nailed it as did Schmitz.
Seemed quite a clever little device, and quite handy when it was bundled with the 1TB HDDs and selling for £40-ish standalone. It was victim to the failed support of Vita though, and lack of support itself. It wouldn’t surprise me if Sony ditch it. If they made more Vita games compatible with it, gave everyone the media apps they wanted, and continued to support Vita then it would’ve been very good.
Been playing The Division most of the weekend along with a whopping 6 hours of Borderlands 2 with Blast71 (don’t where the time flies). I’m well and truly RPG’ed out, but it’s been good fun.
I’ve come to the conclusion that anyone who calls The Division another Destiny or Watch_Dogs knows zero about the game and has probably only played the first mission. Sad, but true. Here’s a bit of the good stuff.
Nah, I think that’s just the digital version of the gold edition that’s limited to PC/XB1. The hard copy release is available for PS4 as well.
I’m definitely twiddling my thumbs over it. Without a doubt I’ll get plenty of value for money from the Gold Edition, and it’ll be a good investment across the year, but it’s a lot of money for me to let go of in one go and I could do with saving the pennies so I may just have to wait until later in the year.
I think Amazon do a Gold edition for £60. The game plus season pass for that price caught my eye. No limited edition though.
Not exactly MMO afaik. The non-dark zone part of the world doesn’t have any other players roaming around except for those other players in your group (this is at least true of the beta). Only the dark zone has other players roaming around.
I think part of the online-only factor is being able to make quick transitions from the standard zone to dark zone, as well as constantly updated vendors and access to the same DZ server throughout a session (rather than visiting a different DZ server with different players). I can’t say I’m that miffed about it because online is integral to the experience, and it’d be just another RPG shooter if it was strictly offline. It goes without saying it’s an ‘experience’ rather than a tangible game, as one day in the very distant future servers may be switched offline.