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The Bill wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:40 amI hate to say this, but I think the industry’s forced hiring and firing of certain people just due to “social justice” type ways are eliminating people who actually are good at making games and introducing people just to check off boxes that are just treating this more like just a job. No surprise indie games are looking better and better. For example, I tried to play Halo Infinite. Holy fuck, what an unoptimized, generic bore of a Far Cry clone. New Cortana fucking sucks. I could not get past the third main “level” without falling asleep. It’s just so paint by numbers “safe” in every conceivable way except how it runs, which is a disgrace compared to the graphics.
It'll get better. Remember when the big publishers had all collectively decided single-player story games were a thing of the past until the God of War reboot came along?
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spacehamster wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:58 am It'll get better.
it absolutely won't
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Eight Bit Alien wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:24 pm
spacehamster wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:58 am It'll get better.
it absolutely won't
Yeah, I know, cuz the transgenders.
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Oh brother! End of Resident Evil Village falls right back into RE 5 & 6 country.
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If you love Castlevania Symphony of the Night, check out Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth.
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Platinumed Spider-Man today. Probably the easiest platinum I've ever done (though granted, it's not something I do a lot and most of them have been Souls games) - there's a bunch of really tedious stuff that the game could make you do for it, but then you don't have to.

Really good game overall, like I said a few days ago - aside from the traversal and combat being a ton of fun, it also just nails Spider-Man, for my tastes, and the voice acting is pretty great. The boss fights feel like something from 2010, though, all spectacle and QTEs. I'll probably do the DLC as well.
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Started Crysis 2 (with graphics mods). Not sure why I’m liking it so much more than I did back in 2011 on the 360. Do 60 fps really make that big a difference or do modern FPSers just retroactively improve older games with their crap?
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From what I remember, I enjoyed Crysis 2 WAY more on PC with a good framerate too. It was actually one of the games that won me over for PC gaming, and I've been a 60 FPS nazi ever since.

Not sure I want to get the remaster, though. I think I mentioned here a while back that I couldn't make it through the remaster of C1, and as much as I enjoyed the second one, I think I actually may have enjoyed it a little too much back then. I really went full autism and played through it way more times than I care to admit. Kinda worried it'll still feel stale now.
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spacehamster wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:31 pm

Not sure I want to get the remaster, though. I think I mentioned here a while back that I couldn't make it through the remaster of C1, and as much as I enjoyed the second one, I think I actually may have enjoyed it a little too much back then. I really went full autism and played through it way more times than I care to admit. Kinda worried it'll still feel stale now.
Fuck the remasters. Original version (with graphics mode) looks and runs way better. Plus, PC version of 2 (and 3) have the superior controller scheme already. I bought the remaster of Crysis 1, because I wanted 2’s controller controls. Problem is Crysis 1 is annoying and the remaster is one of the worst optimized games ever. Going 60 fps to 40 in a matter of seconds because ???.
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I want to play something Lovecraftian after Crysis 2. Anyone try the more recent Call of Cthulu or the Sinking City?
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The Bill wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:00 pmProblem is Crysis 1 is annoying and the remaster is one of the worst optimized games ever. Going 60 fps to 40 in a matter of seconds because ???.
Yeah, the optimization blew my mind too. It's not like I have a high-end rig or anything, but if I can't get a reasonably steady 60 fps out of your game at 1080p without ray tracing, I'm sorry, your name is now Captain Clown Pants. I guess, I dunno, someone thought the fact that Crysis 1 was basically impossible to run unless your PC cost more than your house was a feature, so the remaster had to do it too? And to be fair, that was the #1 reason why the game was so beloved by PC dorkbags at the time.
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I beat it on the 360, so I don’t feel bad, but Crysis 2 just suddenly no longer appealed to me, so delete!

Decided to give Darksiders 1 another shot. Free on Epic, why not? Image Comics type Zelda clone, lets go. Except my memory betrays me. This isn’t Zelda, this is PS2 era God of War meets Devil May Cry. And it’s boring and annoying and you have to smash every table/car/tree/what have you to collect all the souls. I fucking hate this. Delete!

Maybe it’s a further evolution of game tastes in my elder status, but good games aren’t cutting it. I only want to replay games I know or play something truly great. Crysis 2 and Darkriders are probably good solid games. I just need better now.

Probably replay Witcher 2 with these there fancy nVidia filter things.
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Witcher 2 on full blast is awesome.

I never really "got" Darksiders either. People loved that game when it came out, but it bored the shit out of me.
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Looks like they came up with a new HD texture mod or pack or whatever you call these upscaled user made textures, for Witcher 2.
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Change of plan. Tried out this fancy new PS1 emulator called Duckstation. Oh boy, games look real damn nice, even getting rid of the Playstation’s woobly graphics thing it used to do. Some people like 8-bit, 16-bit, or pixel art retro graphics. I love the look of the PS1’s 2.5 stuff:



…but hated the low resolution and blurry visuals. This thing fixes that.
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Meanwhile, I'm working on 100%-ing the DLC episodes for Spider-Man. The stuff's definitely less polished than the main game, but the stories are great and the gameplay's fun, plus I'm in the third and final one now, so no point in stopping now.
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