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  1. The original series is highly regarded from what I know. This is a remake. How it differs from the OG I don't know.. but the animation quality is obviously superior because of technology. I've enjoyed this political space opera so far. Maybe one day I'll go back and watch the OG. But for now I'll stick with this.. and the beauty of its openings are on par with Fruits Basket. There are only 2 by comparison. The first season's was so good I don't blame them for reusing it for S2... I honestly didn't think it could be matched.. but this one is just as beautiful as Binary Star.
  2. DeathscytheX


    I dunno when survival games became the new fad, but I dig it more than battle royal everything.
  3. At a glance it looks like they totally ripped off Guild Wars 2 dynamic events and world boss system. I'm ok with that. 160 dungeons? Its looking promising. I really dig the old school, less colorful tone of the world. Kinda disappointed no demon hunter. I'll probably main Barb and alt Rogue.
  4. Free to Play. I guess they are gonna go hard on loot boxes. The best part if all the OG players keep all their cosmetics from the first game. They'll really have to step up their creativity to top my current favorite skins. I've heard the 5v5 has toned down the need for team cohesion and allows more solo carry. This lead to a lot of support heroes struggling to even stay alive. They've been revamping them giving them more offense. We'll see how it plays out.
  5. Yeah I spent a lot of money on Genshin Impact... I feel like I'll be spending even more on this one for character rolls.
  6. I never thought they'd top the S1 theme... but this one goes as fucking hard as the season did. Bravo. Top 10 themes of all time for me. Even though I was hoping they'd keep Binary Star as the theme every season, I cannot deny the beauty of S3's new opener. Definitely one of the best political drama series out there. I heard the OG was really good... but I'm too invested in the modern remake to go back.
  7. PC Master Race will be like "git gud with mouse and keyboard scrubs".
  8. I thought Season 1 was pretty good. But holy shit The Train Arc and Entertainment District Arc set a new standard for animation quality... like almost Violet Evergarden levels... for high octane fight scenes. Entertainment District's last half is just non stop action, leaving you with a solid cliff hanger going into the next ep.
  9. My PC came with a free month of Game Pass Ultimate. I decided to check out what I can play for free and found out how garbage the Xbox App for PC is. I downloaded Halo Infinite. The game wouldn't load. It would show the spartan insignia and then I'd just get a black screen. I never got to the title screen. Upon investigating this, its apparently a common issue. I tried all the "fixes" and uninstalled and re-installed the game twice. It never worked. So then I try to play The Ascent with a friend. The game worked fine solo, but we couldn't connection to each other. Again, I look it up and its once again.... a common issue. This time with no fix. We gave up and bought it on steam where it works without any issues. Needless to say, I'm cancelling Game Pass.

    1. Sledgstone


      I'm not impressed with game pass for PC, but with the Ultimate, try the cloud gaming feature and see if you can play any xbox console exclusives on your PC. There might be something worth playing on that during the free month. But yeah, the pc game pass sucks.. try and access the free EA Access games, lol. You have to install the EA Access app, login to it with your game pass and access the EA games through that because they can't bother to have a single app to launch the games. -_-

    2. Sledgstone


      I think its only worth it if you play alot of sports games or you have an Xbox console and a decent PC and alot of free time to play $15 worth of games a month.

  10. I never wanted to try to Souls game. The thought of being one shotted and having to start all over again from a single mistake always turned me off. I don't have as much time as I use to to "git gud". Fallen Order was the closest i ever played to a souls style game, but by the time you got force powers, the game became more like  inFAMOUS games than Souls. I got Elden Ring for whatever reason and honestly... I've been enjoying the hell out of it despite some soul crushing moments. I like the freedom, the exploration, finding good gear laying around without having to fight anything. Gear that will give you a fighting chance to get even better gear. You're not forced to fight any of the bosses in any particular order You can skip bosses to get to most of the world with exception of the last 2 areas. The purpose of beating bosses to to progress the story. So I've played in a way where I've gone to most the world. geared up as high as possible.. allowing me 1 fully upgraded legendary weapon.. and being able to have an easier time with the story bosses... then there are "optional" bosses that are just savage AF and HP sponges. XD I've beaten a few but some are just beyond my skill level. Either way, I highly recommend this game as a non souls fan. At the very least, its worth your money when it goes on discount sometime down the road.

  11. Haven't had much time to play but I will say there is one awesome feature about this game. I had a crash after I beat a dungeon boss. I had to interact with something to finish the dungeon and the game just closed out on me. I was pretty enraged because in every other MMO, you have to restart the dungeon and redo the whole thing... but it loaded me back in to the end where I just had to interact with the object and finish. I think it was a single room though... like a fail safe they built in. But I was so thankful.
  12. @Strider Hiryu
  13. I got a new PC yesterday and instantly dropped cash for the platinum founders pack. I can't wait to dive into this game.
  14. Yeah don't do that. It would be incredibly boring to watch outside of shrines. There are no linear areas in this game. Its all open world. The Shrines were the most fun because of all the puzzles and the ingenious ways you could make things even easier than they were suppose to be. I don't see another Nintendo console coming out anytime soon. The current chip shortage is probably going to prolong the PS5/XBSX generation for as long as the PS3/360 was or longer. Its amazing how a year later its still hard to get them. If you can pick up an old switch on the cheap and a pro controller, thats all you need. BoTW, Mario Odyssey, Metriod Dread, Paper Mario, and Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening are all solid. Plus you have a ton of indy side scoller games to keep you busy when getting your tires changes from winter to summer. Octopath Traveler is highly acclaimed but I'm not into JRPGs... apparently there are quite a few on switch. For me BOTW is the single most greatest Zelda game of all time. The only knock was the lack of more main dungeons. The story was good, the voice acting worked well and brought something fresh to the series. It brought Zelda and the supporting cast to life while keeping Link the silent protagonist. If you like exploring and finding secrets, you'll get lost for hours on end without accomplishing any of the main story. Along with the last God of War game these are my two favorite single player games of all time.
  15. Holy shit this looks like a blast! Definitely my favorite presentation of the VGAs.
  16. The high republic hasn't really interested me. The comics look dumb. But this looks incredible and I'm always down for a Star Wars game. I know Quantic Dream can tell a good story, so it will be interesting to see if they can pull a Respawn Studios and branch out beyond the single genre of gameplay they're known for.
  17. Sonic hits the open world. It looks pretty rad from what little we see.
  18. PS5 is the best experience. I kept telling my friend that, but he got it for PC and it has performance issues. With Respawn's boss being put in charge of Battlefield. I think only good things are coming. They've been patching weekly and won't start the first season or open the store until they've put the game in a better state.
  19. Reception is all over the place on this game. Some say its good, some say its bad. Despite the gripes from LevelCap and Westie they both seem to have a blast playing it on their streams. The game isn't perfect. Just like every BF launch it has its standard netcode issues. The only bug I ran into so far is when I died once, I got stuck in downstate indefinitely. The bleed out timer was 0, and I couldn't cancel it out. Thankfully the other teams tickets were low, so I stayed put to get my match XP. The argument about specialists ruining teamwork isn't true TBH. Team work is still there and can be achieved... just not in the same straight forward way. Yes you can build very selfish builds that bring almost nothing to the team. But everyone can still help out in some way. The buddy revive everyone can do is actually pretty powerful. If everyone would use it more instead of running past your character screaming for help trying to get kills?? Thats the thing... People act like teams weren't just filled with Assault and Engineers in old battlefields. You can now kit for these if you want to do them. People didn't play Support or Medic for various reasons... probably the biggest one was being locked into an LMG/SMG. Now you can rock a med pac and an assault rifle... Or a repair tool and a sniper... The whole reason people cried about the attrition system in BFV is becasue no one was playing support! Now they're crying that you can't be forced to do it... even though you never could be forced to do it in the first place! You can provide armor plates, ammo, health... and everyone can revive like I said.. you get up with 40% HP and it starts regenerating pretty quickly... and its not some super slow animation like I remember BFV's beta being... its just defib pads. The neat feature about this is you can cry out in two ways. When you want a revive, your character will yell out pleading for help... but if you hold down the cancel button, your character will yell out to stay away, you don't want help. You could just tap the cancel button to let another player know its too dangerous and maybe change your mind when you see the sniper that killed you go down and then ask for a revive. Sniping is devastatingly powerful... A lot of people are using armor plates because of this... which is a fine balance IMO. When you hit someone with an armor plate, your crosshair will flash blue. Vehicles are also extremely powerful but extremely vulnerable, which is another nice balance. The recoiless rocket is on me at all times, except on my sniper class where I use the ammo pack. I'm not sure how lowering your settings on PC pans out for this, but the smoke screen for tanks is insanely powerful. It's very disorienting if you get caught up in it on foot, and provides a solid path to get away for the tank which can be taken down by 3-4 rockets. Some of the new armaments are impressive, outside the standards top gunner seat.. I was in a tank that shot a spread of arcing explosives. The range was shit and the reload was long, but its basically for anti-personnel trying to C4 you. Air vehicles are also powerful against ground targets... the Hacker class can hack them to where they cant use weapons or countermeasures, making them vulnerable to guided rockets. I might dive into this class later. It seems extremely powerful but not used often. I've been in vehicles that have been hacked, it lasts a good 5-10 seconds. You can stay and let someone lock on to you, or you can bail out and try to come back later. The AA tank has guided rockets along with its standard cannons now, so it's very deadly... but underused in favor of the standard tanks. (Thank god there is no blimp behemoth anymore, ) I haven't been able to spend enough time to fully assess all of this but it seems balanced in a semi-MW2 fashion to where everything is devastatingly powerful and will cancel each other's OPness out.... not quite as insane as MW2, but its the best analogy I can muster... as oppose to everything being under-powered.. and its brutally and painstakingly difficult to take down or kill anything from both sides. Spotting in the traditional sense is gone... and its gone forever. However there are plenty less straight forward ways to spot. The most powerful is the recon drone. I guess this is the least glamours, but the most powerful way. Again I haven't used it, but I assume its not autonomous and you have to control it.... so it benefits the team but not yourself outside of the 50XP you get per spotted kill. This thing kinda reminds me of the most OP attachment in history... the spotter scope in Bad Company 2. I was top gunner in a tank trying to cap a point when all of the sudden I saw 10 red dots pop in my field of view instantly. When someone is using it, its very helpful... but I've only seen this a few times. The sentry turret isn't very powerful in a sense that I've only gotten 3 kills ever off of it... but it spots, and will let you see them through walls briefly. The downsides to this is you have to be close to it, and its loud as fuck when it spots someone, sounding off an alarm. It will also "spot" choppers which is annoying and serves no purpose. I'll basically set one up and hide behind cover and let it spot people so I can pop out and kill them. I've mostly killed people parachuting down or swimming with it. The most controversial is the wall hack. I haven't seen it much, and I believe its only good for CQC. You do get alerted when you are scanned as well. So if you're camping, you're kinda at an advantage depending on your choke points. Solo capping and defending are gone in conquest. You can no longer solo contest a flag by hiding in the basement of some building while an army of 50 try to find you. Its solely based on numbers, and when you're capping, it will tell you how many are on each side contesting the flag. Whoever has more will start capping, and the speed of the cap is weighted by the discrepancy. So 4-3 is going to make for an extremely slow cap provided no one dies... but 10-3, the cap is going to be the standard classic cap speed. Breakthrough is like Operations in BF1... I like this mode better than conquest... and with way more vehicles than BF1... it gets crazy from the start. The class customization is nice. I really like being able to swap scopes and attachments on the fly. I don't have a lot right now, but I do like swapping from Holo to Acog on my DMR. You start out with 4 classic prebuilt classes, and you can change and edit them all without having to rank up. You can also add more loudouts as needed. You control what is the default on your attachment tree as you get unlocks. My only gripe is how they made the controls for it. You hold L1 to bring it up and you naturally want to use the D pad buttons to pick stuff as its a cross like the D pad to begin with... but no, you use Triangle, Square, Circle and X as up down left and right instead... wtf? Not a big deal, but a stupid design choice.. just like when you're editing the tree in the class editor.. instead of pressing where you want to go with the D pad you can only press right to cycle through up, down, left, and right. ugh... Either way, Battlefield is trying to evolve. Whether people like the changes or not is up for debate. The game had to change after the BFV debacle. So far I'm enjoying it. I leave you with my best unguided rocket kill in my BF career.
  20. I watched this and it was awesome. The story, acting, and action were all good. It proves you can make a movie like this without being "woke". I recommend it.
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