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Xbox One Sale Roundup: May 12th, 2020

  • PlayUltimate711PlayUltimate7111,057,048
    Posted on 14 May 20 at 01:06Permalink
    Seitzz said:
    PlayUltimate711 said:
    Seitzz said:
    What was so bad about it? Picked it up on sale a while ago but haven't played it yet.
    One person's extreme dislike of a game does not make it a bad game. Ethan is actually a pretty fucking good puzzle game. It's totally fair to say that the time challenges are really frustrating when you have to move blocks around to really precise locations quickly. It's a good puzzle game, but bad block moving game.
    Lolol, don't worry, I don't read one thing and take it as gospel. It's just more out of curiosity for me, I'd do the same thing if I'm looking at a product. I'll always look at the 1 star and 5 star reviews first, generally you can get a lot of info there before maybe glancing through 2-4 star reviews. Thank you for the very lengthy and elaborate reply. It seems that this is just more of a challenging game, maybe one that isn't so intuitive. If anything, that will most likely steer me more towards playing it in the future as I enjoy playing games that are 'generally' more challenging and make me learn/adapt to test my skills.
    laugh Sounds good. I strongly dislike when people are so strongly opinionated that the only thing they can say about a product is telling people that they shouldn't try it for themselves, or in this case "Don't buy this fucking game." There are maybe a few exceptions. I think it's reasonable to tell people not to buy The Culling with the pay to play model they're using, but in general it's important to recognize that people's experiences vary and we should always AT LEAST say "hey this was my experience with the game, but it might appeal more to someone who likes these certain things."
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUia5quPnBk
  • KKHNKKHN556,572
    Posted on 14 May 20 at 11:06Permalink
    Yapperz2K8 said:
    Grid Ultimate includes all DLC to date.

    Does anyone know if it will also contain future DLC?
    E.g.: Season 4?

    I can find no references to this online.

    Don't want to buy a "full" version of a game, only to to then buy more for completion.
    Destiny caught us out enough with that dung.
    There is no official statement from Codemasters.

    The DLC program could be over with season 3.
  • Posted on 16 May 20 at 02:17, Edited on 16 May 20 at 02:17 by MattlepiratePermalink
    Any thought on Redout: Lightspeed Edition?
  • PlayUltimate711PlayUltimate7111,057,048
    Posted on 16 May 20 at 04:46Permalink
    Mattlepirate said:
    Any thought on Redout: Lightspeed Edition?
    I was personally very underwhelmed by it. Other friends I know weren't super into it. That said, TotalBiscuit absolutely loved it and I always respected his opinions:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPLrwqd4eXY

    I think it's worth trying. He has good things to say in that video, like how the game promises you can do everything without braking if you're good enough at the mechanics. It's not a bad game, but it certainly didn't click with me. It's been too long for me to say much more, though.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUia5quPnBk
  • Inferno118Inferno1181,559,883
    Posted on 16 May 20 at 05:35Permalink
    PlayUltimate711 said:
    Seitzz said:
    PlayUltimate711 said:
    Seitzz said:
    What was so bad about it? Picked it up on sale a while ago but haven't played it yet.
    One person's extreme dislike of a game does not make it a bad game. Ethan is actually a pretty fucking good puzzle game. It's totally fair to say that the time challenges are really frustrating when you have to move blocks around to really precise locations quickly. It's a good puzzle game, but bad block moving game.
    Lolol, don't worry, I don't read one thing and take it as gospel. It's just more out of curiosity for me, I'd do the same thing if I'm looking at a product. I'll always look at the 1 star and 5 star reviews first, generally you can get a lot of info there before maybe glancing through 2-4 star reviews. Thank you for the very lengthy and elaborate reply. It seems that this is just more of a challenging game, maybe one that isn't so intuitive. If anything, that will most likely steer me more towards playing it in the future as I enjoy playing games that are 'generally' more challenging and make me learn/adapt to test my skills.
    laugh Sounds good. I strongly dislike when people are so strongly opinionated that the only thing they can say about a product is telling people that they shouldn't try it for themselves, or in this case "Don't buy this fucking game." There are maybe a few exceptions. I think it's reasonable to tell people not to buy The Culling with the pay to play model they're using, but in general it's important to recognize that people's experiences vary and we should always AT LEAST say "hey this was my experience with the game, but it might appeal more to someone who likes these certain things."
    Look, I didn’t think the game could possibly have a supporter. This is literally so far below every other game I have played in every aspect that makes a video game bad (all completely objective, opinions be damned) that I’m genuinely amazed you can defend it. It’s that bad. This and Spartan are completely indefensible IMO but I guess I’m wrong, so Seitzz, I seriously recommend you share your opinion when you’re done. I’m curious. It’s preloaded now I’ll be popping it in 2 weeks
  • PlayUltimate711PlayUltimate7111,057,048
    Posted on 16 May 20 at 06:45Permalink
    Inferno118 said:
    PlayUltimate711 said:
    Seitzz said:
    PlayUltimate711 said:
    Seitzz said:
    What was so bad about it? Picked it up on sale a while ago but haven't played it yet.
    One person's extreme dislike of a game does not make it a bad game. Ethan is actually a pretty fucking good puzzle game. It's totally fair to say that the time challenges are really frustrating when you have to move blocks around to really precise locations quickly. It's a good puzzle game, but bad block moving game.
    Lolol, don't worry, I don't read one thing and take it as gospel. It's just more out of curiosity for me, I'd do the same thing if I'm looking at a product. I'll always look at the 1 star and 5 star reviews first, generally you can get a lot of info there before maybe glancing through 2-4 star reviews. Thank you for the very lengthy and elaborate reply. It seems that this is just more of a challenging game, maybe one that isn't so intuitive. If anything, that will most likely steer me more towards playing it in the future as I enjoy playing games that are 'generally' more challenging and make me learn/adapt to test my skills.
    laugh Sounds good. I strongly dislike when people are so strongly opinionated that the only thing they can say about a product is telling people that they shouldn't try it for themselves, or in this case "Don't buy this fucking game." There are maybe a few exceptions. I think it's reasonable to tell people not to buy The Culling with the pay to play model they're using, but in general it's important to recognize that people's experiences vary and we should always AT LEAST say "hey this was my experience with the game, but it might appeal more to someone who likes these certain things."
    Look, I didn’t think the game could possibly have a supporter. This is literally so far below every other game I have played in every aspect that makes a video game bad (all completely objective, opinions be damned) that I’m genuinely amazed you can defend it. It’s that bad. This and Spartan are completely indefensible IMO but I guess I’m wrong, so Seitzz, I seriously recommend you share your opinion when you’re done. I’m curious. It’s preloaded now I’ll be popping it in 2 weeks
    And what will it prove if Seitzz hates it as well? That you found another person that doesn't like the game? That doesn't mean anything. As I said, it's as silly as me saying "Fuck Call of Duty World at War. It's just a boring shooter where you walk forward shooting things. I see no redeeming qualities in this game." Yeah, you can pick any game in the history of gaming out there and find people who strongly dislike it, but that doesn't mean shit about whether or not some other person will enjoy it. Pretending like that means it can't appeal to anybody else is just weird and short sighted.

    I'm not saying Ethan will appeal to everyone. I totally get why someone wouldn't like it, but it happens to appeal to a lot of puzzle enthusiasts. https://store.steampowered.com/app/266330/Ethan_Meteor_Hunte...

    Just look at the reviews. Yeah, it's a pretty low average at 57% recommended and not everyone likes it, but there are many people that genuinely like it.

    "- Very challenging puzzles and platforming.
    - Good variety of challenges.
    - About 3 leaderboards per stage. Clear time, fragments collected, and pauses used.
    - 3 worlds with many stages. The game is hard enough to make you spend a lot of time trying to beat it, but it doesn't feel very unfair. (I spent an hour on a late stage once...)
    - Lots of replayability for every stage due to built-in challenges for low clear time, fragments collected, minimal pauses used and leaderboards.
    - Physics are well done. Momentum needs to be manipulated as well. Many possibilities.
    - Multiple ways to complete stages.
    - In-game art/graphics are decent, animations are smooth.
    - Quick restarts, instant respawns.
    - Controller support (though I prefer KB/M on this game)
    - Sound effects and music are decent 3/5. I never felt like I had to turn off the music.
    - Steam Card drops.
    - Has achievements (better than none, and they give you something to go for)
    - No RNG. This is good news for speedrunners. (This would be an entertaining game to see speedruns of, though it'd be insanely difficult)
    - No significant bugs from what I've seen so far. (Aside from a tiny one with the restart dialogue popping up continuously if you spam the confirm button on keyboard or controller)
    - Some stages have cheese hidden in hard to reach places if you want to go for some optional additional challenges."

    "I really dig this game. I stumbled upon it during the sale and it looked like a decent platformer.
    Being a fan of the genre I decided to give it a go and I was not dissapointed. I was actually quite impressed.

    I'm very competitive so the leaderboard is a really nice feature. After being inspired by the video posted of a Time Attack on the first map I decided to give it a go myself and soon I would find myself battling it out versus one of the developers of the game."

    It's just weird to think your experience with a game is the only possible experience that anyone could have and that means nobody else should ever buy a game that you disliked.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUia5quPnBk
  • PSYCO ALEMONPSYCO ALEMON909,536
    Posted on 17 May 20 at 09:17Permalink
    TonyTwoSteaks said:
    I wish these lists would give the TA ratio and maybe estimated completion time.
    for sure, it would save some time
  • PsymonPsymon456,750
    Posted on 18 May 20 at 11:01, Edited on 18 May 20 at 11:13 by PsymonPermalink
    Mattlepirate said:
    Any thought on Redout: Lightspeed Edition?
    It starts off awesome, then you get to Class 3 and Class 4 races and as the game points out there is a sizable difficulty spike. The last race for the
    Redout: Lightspeed EditionENLIGHTENEDThe ENLIGHTENED achievement in Redout: Lightspeed Edition worth 253 pointsWin the final Career event.
    is tough for someone that doesn't play a lot of racing games. It took me a good 4 hours to beat that championship, and if you restart too much as I had to do on the 3rd event in the Volcano the game will begin to lag so badly that you can count the frames as you go. This resolves itself after you move onto the next event, but you need to build up your lead in the first 4 events of the championship so you need to either get 1st or 2nd on that track. If you do decide to pick up the game I do recommend the DLCs because they count towards
    Redout: Lightspeed EditionPILE UP TROPHIESThe PILE UP TROPHIES achievement in Redout: Lightspeed Edition worth 175 pointsWin 45 Career events.
    and will save you some trouble and arguably has the best music in the game. Personally I picked this up because I figured it was about time to complete the developer/publisher club.
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