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Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Post by KSubzero1000 » June 27th, 2018, 7:50 pm

To be fair, ZTD is not an outright terrible game. It just drops the ball in terms of characterization and overall writing to a degree that the others don't. The quality drop is very noticeable, but if you've already played both 999 and VLR, go for it! :)

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Post by Alex79uk » June 27th, 2018, 9:09 pm

VLR was given away on PS+ years back, and as someone who has only ever played 999 from the series I'm looking forward to being able to finish the series at some point.

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Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Post by chase210 » July 21st, 2018, 2:44 pm

As excited as I am by the Spider-Man limited edition PS4 Pro, I'm much less excited Game isn't selling it without some rubbish headset included.

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Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Post by KSubzero1000 » July 25th, 2018, 12:44 pm

HUGE PSN Sales starting today.

Nothing for me there, unfortunately. But there are quite a few gems that others might be interested in.

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Post by DomsBeard » July 27th, 2018, 7:24 am

KSubzero1000 wrote:
July 25th, 2018, 12:44 pm
HUGE PSN Sales starting today.

Nothing for me there, unfortunately. But there are quite a few gems that others might be interested in.
Me too, I seem to own most things on there. Would recommend Mortal Kombat X if anyone has been thinking about it

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Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » July 27th, 2018, 8:11 am

I'm always tempted by the digital sales but never end up getting anything as I always want the physical version.

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Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Post by Stanshall » July 27th, 2018, 8:37 am

I picked up Raiden V and SotC, neither of which I've played before and both seem very well regarded for fifteen quid.

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Post by Alex79uk » July 27th, 2018, 9:18 am

I'm probably going to get the Megadrive collection when I'm paid, although is there a bigger saving for PS+members as I still need to renew mine but was waiting to see what August's free games are, otherwise I'll hang off renewing it till next month.

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Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » July 27th, 2018, 1:18 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
July 27th, 2018, 9:18 am
I'm probably going to get the Megadrive collection when I'm paid, although is there a bigger saving for PS+members as I still need to renew mine but was waiting to see what August's free games are, otherwise I'll hang off renewing it till next month.
I'm annoyed this exists as it means they'll never make the last gen compilation, which I already own for Xbox 360, backwards compatible. Will probably just have to buy it again I guess :roll:

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Post by ratsoalbion » July 27th, 2018, 1:25 pm

If it’s any consolation, the emulation is considerably better on this compilation, and it is very low cost per game.

There are some games missing though (Ecco series perhaps the most striking of the absentees, along with Sonic 3 and S&K).

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Post by Alex79uk » July 27th, 2018, 1:37 pm

Yeah that's weird because they were included on the PS3 collection (well Sonic 3 and Ecco, I don't remember if Sonic and Knuckles was, may have been though).

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Post by Suits » July 27th, 2018, 1:38 pm

ratsoalbion wrote:
July 27th, 2018, 1:25 pm
There are some games missing though (Ecco series perhaps the most striking of the absentees, along with Sonic 3 and S&K).
Huh, I wonder if that's something to do with the Michael Jackson music in it.

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Post by ratsoalbion » July 27th, 2018, 1:47 pm

We think it might be, but then it's still available on Steam from the same folks so.. possible dlc..?

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Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » July 27th, 2018, 3:26 pm

ratsoalbion wrote:
July 27th, 2018, 1:25 pm
If it’s any consolation, the emulation is considerably better on this compilation, and it is very low cost per game.

There are some games missing though (Ecco series perhaps the most striking of the absentees, along with Sonic 3 and S&K).
I've seen some reports of stuttering in some of the games eg. Streets of Rage. Have reports of that been exaggerated or has it been patched out?

The fact it's missing Sonic 3, S&K and the Ecco games does slightly nerf the collection for me, even though it does include the likes of Toejam & Earl 1&2 and the Wonderboy games which the last gen one didn't.

Those missing games are just such iconic titles to the system that whatever blockers were in the way for inclusion, they should have been overcome before putting out the collection in my view. People didn't seem to be screaming for the collection before it was announced and the games are already c.25-30 years old, so waiting a bit longer to get it out the door with those games wouldn't have been a huge deal surely...

And if they are added as paid for DLC later then I'll be even more grumpy :evil:

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Post by ratsoalbion » July 27th, 2018, 3:37 pm

I have the Xbox One version running on Xbox One X and haven't experienced any stuttering issues as yet.
There has been one patch which fixed some niggly stuff.

As ever, the M2 'Sega Vintage Collections' on 360/PS3 and '3D' versions for 3DS are still the top tier of officially emulated versions as far as I'm concerned.

Fortunately M2 are working on Some Switch ports for release soon, starting with Sonic 1 and Thunder Force IV!

I don't really have an issue with paid-for dlc when the collection told me exactly what was in it before I bought it and cost under 50p per game as it is.

FYI, you can get the same emulation wrapper on Steam and buy an even larger selection of titles (including all three Ecco titles) one by one at 79p (or a dollar I guess) a pop if you prefer:
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/102625/

That avenue also opens up the option of different regional variations and even modded ROMs, which the console versions (unsurprisingly) don't support.

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Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » July 27th, 2018, 3:47 pm

Yeah M2 are the dogs danglies and great to hear they'll be putting out some titles on Switch - I'll be all over those!

You're right on the DLC point - you know what you're getting when you buy the collection, and you can choose to buy it or not based on that. I went all 'entitled gamer' for a minute there :lol:

Now that Steam solution sounds brilliant - my only problem is I don't have a PC! I've been a mac-only chap for years now (at work and at home) so I'm a bit stuffed there!

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Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » August 1st, 2018, 4:59 pm

Your August 2018 PS+ games are:

Mafia III (PS4)
Dead by Daylight (PS4)
Knowledge is Power (PS Plus Bonus – PlayLink)
Here They Lie (PS Plus Bonus – PS VR required)
Bound by Flame (PS3)
Serious Sam 3: BFE (PS3)
Draw Slasher (PS Vita)
Space Hulk (PS Vita)

I loved Mafia 1 & 2 but to be honest I'm not sure that Mafia 3 alone is enough to get me to renew my sub this month. The other PS4 game doesn't interest me as I don't play online multiplayer anyway, don't know much about the rest of the bunch other than Serious Sam.

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Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » August 1st, 2018, 6:27 pm

I liked mafia 3 a lot, but it’s not one I’d play through again on PS4 after beating it on XBO.

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Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Post by Chopper » August 2nd, 2018, 9:59 am

I think the knock on Mafia III was that there was too much filler; I've heard loads of praise for the game, if you could bypass the padding.

Bound by Flame on the PS3 is, it's not quite Double A, more of a Single A game. I believe there are some good things there but they are buried deep. I hope to go back to it some day but realistically won't.

Here They Lie (VR) - I played the demo and got savagely murdered by a guy with a rabbit head wielding an iron pipe. He was hiding behind an open door. It was very traumatic.

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Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » August 2nd, 2018, 1:38 pm

I’d say the opening few hours of Mafia 3, and the main missions you get at the end of each region (as you take down its crime boss) are right up there with the best open world games.

The rest is, as you say, a bit too much repetitive filler.

I actually don’t mind that, I quite enjoying the relaxation of tooling around an open world mopping up map icons. It puts me in a similar place to where I am when I’m playing a (good) Dynasty Warriors game.

But yeah, if that stuff bores you to tears, this won’t change your mind.

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