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Post by Chopper » June 11th, 2018, 10:09 am

Really pleasantly surprised to see Prey get a DLC. I don't really bother with DLC but because I got Prey on deep discount and it was my GOTY last year, I feel like I need to buy this to show my support. I thought poor sales had doomed the franchise so delighted to see they have been working on stuff for the last year.

No idea if I'll ever play it, one for a rainy day I suppose :)

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Post by ThirdMan » June 11th, 2018, 11:49 am

Alex79uk wrote:
June 11th, 2018, 9:43 am
Cyberpunk then...

I'm excited because it's from CD Projekt Red. I'm not excited because the setting bores me
I feel the same. There seems to be so much cyberpunk around these days, or, if not specifically cyberpunk, then material which owes a debt to Philip K. Dick. This looks to be the same.

Don't get me wrong, I'll be buying it day 1. The Witcher 3 was a monumental game for me. 100 hours in less than 4 weeks. I simply have to see what they've been up to since. I just wonder if it will get its hooks into me in the same way.

I enjoyed the characters and the story in The Witcher 3, but the truly standout moments were simply being on horseback and roaming from A to B, taking in the glorious landscape and music.

I wonder if they'll be able to inject those more contemplative elements into 2077, or will it be a more high-octane experience. To be perfectly honest, if that was an EA or Bioware trailer I'd have zero interest. It looks exactly like a game I don't want to play.

I'm a bit disappointed to be writing this. I'd really got myself hyped over this. But maybe this is a good thing for me personally. My expectations have been through the roof so it's no harm taking a step back.

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Post by Alex79uk » June 11th, 2018, 12:08 pm

Yeah, I just can't see it having the same grand scale as Witcher 3. I spent 150 odd hours and about six months in that world. The characters were brilliant, the side quests and music and setting, it was all so brilliantly realised.

But, this is an entirely new game and so I suppose its unfair to judge it against a previous game just because it was developed by the same company. I can't help myself though!

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Post by Flabyo » June 11th, 2018, 12:38 pm

One of the things that I think could be missing here for those not quite as old as me is that this isn’t just a generic ‘cyberpunk’ setting, it’s specifically a licence of a well known tabletop role playing game from the late 90s.

It was reasonably generic in itself, but it did have a setting and backstory and defined places and history. They’re drawing from less of a blank slate here than it might first appear.

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Post by ratsoalbion » June 11th, 2018, 12:47 pm

I played a few sessions of the old RPG back in the late 80s. It was COOL.

In an 80s kinda way.

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Post by ThirdMan » June 11th, 2018, 3:13 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
June 11th, 2018, 12:08 pm
this is an entirely new game and so I suppose its unfair to judge it against a previous game just because it was developed by the same company. I can't help myself though!
Absolutely, although that's easier said than done. In fact CD Projekt themselves have been comparing the games in terms of their core ethos, i.e. a defiantly single player RPG, huge world, free DLC, etc.

To me eyes they're clearly trying to position it as a game cut from the same cloth. It's justifiably going to be billed as 'from the creators ofThe Witcher 3'. For better or worse, people are expecting a similar experience. I'm yet to read any kind of coverage that hasn't mentioned their previous work, and for good reason.

I'm sure they'll knock it out of the park though. It may or may not be to my particular liking, but it's hard to see such an accomplished development studio dropping the ball at this stage. They have all the appearances of a company that's getting better, not worse.

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Post by Flabyo » June 11th, 2018, 3:22 pm

ratsoalbion wrote:
June 11th, 2018, 12:47 pm
I played a few sessions of the old RPG back in the late 80s. It was COOL.

In an 80s kinda way.
It’s one of the things I kinda like about the the whole Cyberpunk aesthetic now. When it originally appeared it was a possible future, or a version of one. But now, with the way technology has actually developed, it’s as retro a setting as the atompunk of Fallout or the Dieselpunk of something like Scythe.

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Post by countstex » June 11th, 2018, 3:26 pm

I was kind of hoping Fallout 76 would be a kind of reboot of the franchise with the nuclear war coming in the 70's rather than the 50s/60s of the current setting. Thought it could have been fun to have a different aesthetic to the games. Ah well.

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Post by ratsoalbion » June 11th, 2018, 3:27 pm

Absolutely, and I hope that CDPR absolutely nail that aspect and that particular atmosphere.

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Post by ThirdMan » June 11th, 2018, 3:30 pm

Flabyo wrote:
June 11th, 2018, 12:38 pm
One of the things that I think could be missing here for those not quite as old as me is that this isn’t just a generic ‘cyberpunk’ setting, it’s specifically a licence of a well known tabletop role playing game from the late 90s.

It was reasonably generic in itself, but it did have a setting and backstory and defined places and history. They’re drawing from less of a blank slate here than it might first appear.
Yeah I'm aware of its origins, although I'm not actually familiar with the tabletop game itself.

And your quite right, it's very encouraging. I'm playing through the Steve Jackson's Sorcery! series on Android at the moment, which is based on a series of adventure game books. They're fantastic adaptations. I don't want to draw too broad of a comparison because they're very different adaptations of different types of game mediums, but I can see why writers and developers would want to adapt those older game worlds into videogames. Rich pickings, considering how deeply developed the source material is, although it must be quite a challenge to pull it off.

I've been playing the Fallout board game and I'm amazed by just how much of that series they've managed to incorporate into a tabletop experience. It really does have a similar feeling to the videogames. I guess with 2077 they're doing it in the reverse order, but even so it's something to be excited about.

I just wish that trailer wasn't so... dull.

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Post by KSubzero1000 » June 11th, 2018, 4:42 pm



This caught my interest even before I saw Platinum's name pop up. What kind of game could it be...?

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Post by ThirdMan » June 11th, 2018, 5:42 pm

Just after watching the trailer for 2077 again and yeah, it's not dull. I guess the 6:30am train to Dublin isn't the best environment for watching E3 trailers.

I think it's the phoned-in narration that threw me at first. It makes it sound like a typical AAA title when the visuals and art direction are quite clearly a step above that. But Blade Runner also began life with a dogdy voice-over so the omens are good.

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Post by Alex79uk » June 11th, 2018, 6:08 pm

Just started watching the Bethesda conference.

Hahahaaaahahahhaahaahahahahha.

It's hilarious :lol:

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Post by Flabyo » June 11th, 2018, 6:48 pm

Nearly time for Ubisoft. I’ll be asleep during the Sony one, I can’t do 2am till 4am on a school night.

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Post by KSubzero1000 » June 11th, 2018, 6:58 pm

I'll set my alarm to catch the Sony conference.

If there's a chance RE2make will be there, I'll be there. This is serious.

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Post by Flabyo » June 11th, 2018, 8:39 pm

Ubi was mostly more details on things we’ve seen before. Some decent stuff though, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey looks schweeeeeeeeet.

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Post by Todinho » June 11th, 2018, 8:45 pm

Yep odyssey looks awesome and love they are setting it during the peloponesian war because its such a cool setting its basically ancient Cold War but without the cold part, I hope they can do the setting justice. I also not gonna lie that kinda got me interested into looking into Origins and see what they did there.

Also Skull and Bones looks exactly like the pirate game I wanted Ubisoft to make since Assassins Creed 4 so thumbs up.

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Post by KSubzero1000 » June 11th, 2018, 8:57 pm

Trials looked good, and I especially liked the idea of letting community content creators design the game's tutorials.

Odyssey is... interesting. There were quite a few elements of the trailer that rubbed me the wrong way, but the setting and environmental design is a big plus for me. I fell off the AC bandwagon after Revelations, but this might end up being the one that wins me over. Jury's still out.

I was secretly hoping for a new Splinter Cell, though... :|

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Post by Todinho » June 11th, 2018, 9:42 pm

Fuck yeah! Yakuza is coming to PC and the price is good Im finnaly gonna play this series!

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Post by Todinho » June 12th, 2018, 12:20 am

This Sony setup is really weird, if they only really have 4 games to show even if they are great this is gonna be rough...

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