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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1100 on: April 29, 2018, 07:33:07 AM »
I think one of the reasons why Primal caught flack was what I've taken to calling the 'CoD Multiplayer effect'. I noticed it clearly when I spent time playing Far Cry 3 co-op. There seems to be a large population of younger games who grew up on Call of Duty multiplayer and hence think every FPS is about running around like a chicken with its head cut off shooting whatever automatic weapon in the game has the largest magazine from the hip. They probably ran around swinging a club in Primal, got bored, and gave it a bad review before they realized all the other ways that game can be played.

Primal was a game that should definitely be played on the hardest difficulty. Ubisoft even pushed out a Survival mode in an update after the game released. Playing the game on Veteran forces one to slow down and use strategy. I found the game got a LOT easier after taming a sabretooth and learning the skill for the rottenbomb. I'd sneak up on an enemy position, use the owl to drop a rottenbomb on top of the biggest enemy, then send the sabretooth in to clean up the perimeter while the other enemies fought each other. I found myself wishing Far Cry 5 had a small drone in the game.

It's obvious that Ubisoft carried over a LOT from Primal to Far Cry 5. Almost any compound on the map can be fast traveled to once you've walked past it once, not just outposts. Stores are everywhere, not just at outposts. The friendly AI system was copied over, to the point where just like in Primal it doesn't count as the enemy seeing you if all they see is your friendly AI character.

I give Ubisoft credit for realizing that to make an animal focused game work they had to set it in the stone age. I tried using the cougar in FC5 at first, but the enemy just shoots her. By putting Primal in the stone age the animals become much more powerful relative to the enemies and they can include now instinct specious like sabretooths and mammoths. 

I've finished playing through FC5 now and have really just two complaints:
  • Lack of a Veteran setting; the game only has easy, normal, and hard. Hard ended up being too easy. By the time I got 2 - 3 hours into the game about the only time I'd ever die or even be in trouble was under very direct fire from an enemy helicopter. The enemy ground troops don't scale up very well.
  • The transition from the open world to the main story line could have been handled much better. It got to where I was intentionally avoiding picking up resistance points while traveling in the open world because I didn't want to hit that magic number and get yanked into the main story. They also should have set the resistance points needed to trigger the main story much higher, thereby forcing me to pick some up in the open world after completing all the 'story missions' and most of the 'side missions' that take place in the open world. I loved the story & side missions that take place in the open world, but if you hit the resistance points too quick it'll yank you before you finish the open world stuff.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1101 on: April 30, 2018, 06:13:20 PM »
I've completed a few PS4 games lately, namely Heavy Rain (awesome), Journey (zen-like), Flower (zen-like), Trackmania Turbo (well as far as you can get with winning at least silver on every track) and am currently playing Horizon Zero Dawn Frozen Wilds DLC (best game ever keeps on giving). I also bought a PSVR, with them going on deep sale where I am just after the release of the movie Ready Player One, and that has been better than I expected with all the free demos and youtube VR clips out there use on it. The only VR full games I have are VR Worlds, which came bundled with the PSVR, and Eagle Flight and they are both pretty good fun. I'm waiting for VR games like Resident Evil 7 and Elder Scrolls V to go below $25 before I buy. In the meantime I have Beyond: Two Souls, The Last of Us, Until Dawn and Uncharted 4, all bought at a good discount, to keep me entertained.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1102 on: April 30, 2018, 06:56:46 PM »
Anyone playing the new god of war? Looks good but I am waiting for price cuts.
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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1103 on: May 01, 2018, 09:27:09 AM »
Anyone playing the new god of war? Looks good but I am waiting for price cuts.

I have heard good things about it from my friends. Pretty steep though. I'm still playing Fortnite, a popular free game.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1104 on: May 02, 2018, 09:48:25 AM »
Currently ADDICTED to Fortnite which is not only the best Mustachian game ever (read: free), it's also a really interesting business model. It recently became the highest grossing free game EVER! It brings in $2mm per day on in-game purchases. I'm constantly amazed how much money people are willing to spend on digital, meaningless accessories. One of my online buddies told me he has spent over $200 on that shit.
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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1105 on: May 02, 2018, 07:18:34 PM »
Currently ADDICTED to Fortnite which is not only the best Mustachian game ever (read: free), it's also a really interesting business model. It recently became the highest grossing free game EVER! It brings in $2mm per day on in-game purchases. I'm constantly amazed how much money people are willing to spend on digital, meaningless accessories. One of my online buddies told me he has spent over $200 on that shit.

Yes, it is certainly changing the video gaming industry, for the better IMO.

Are you on PS4? Lol, we could play together sometime.

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Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
« Reply #1106 on: Today at 07:41:26 AM »
I play on Xbox and PC.  Mostly Steam sales and Xbox gold free games, with perhaps 2-3 full-price purchases per year (usually to play with friends online).

Fortnite BR: gave it a whirl (on Xbox) with some buddies.  Didn't grab me yet, but I'll probably be willing to play it when a few of them are online and interested.
Warframe: Have been playing here or there recently (played it extensively for about four months, but quit a year ago).  Great free game, but with a steep learning curve.
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2: Picked it up for $6.25 to play with my son during his allotted screen time as an introduction to more complex video games. 
Rise of the Tomb Raider: Almost done with this, but haven't finished yet.
Witcher 3: Another game that I periodically go back to.  Incredible amount of high-quality content.