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Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 14th, 2019, 11:13 am
by Sinclair Gregstrum
Magical_Isopod wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 9:20 am
Simonsloth wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 8:14 am
I’m not sure if I missed something but Fallout 76 aside I think Bethesda have been relatively consistent.

Although aggregate scores aren’t stellar some of the Rage 2 reviews have been individually favourable like the IGN review. I wouldnt write them off just yet.
Fallout 4 was also garbage, unless you like the building stuff mode. The Elder Scrolls mobile game was trash. Fallout Shelter had exploitative microtransactions. The Elder Scrolls tabletop game literally copy/pasted a D&D campaign and changed a few words. Wolfenstein 2 had tons of issues at launch including balancing issues with the difficulty settings.

It's not just Fallout 76.
Possible a slightly harsh assessment of Bethesda maybe?

Average review scores and player sentiment towards franchises such as Fallout, Doom, Elder Scrolls, Prey, Dishonored, Evil Within, even Rage, are no less than good in general, and significantly more positive than that in some cases. I'd argue in the spectrum of publishers the Bethesda quality bar is consistently one of the highest, and a quick glance at Metacritic would bear that out. Not the definitive yardstick by any stretch but a yardstick all the same.

Fallout 76 was a huge fumble, handled terribly. But the table top game will have very little to do with the video game division, Fallout Shelter is free-to-play mobile game designed for micro-transactions, and Wolf 2 is a very highly rated game that I'm not sure can be placed in any 'Video Game Disasters' list.

Not saying Bethesda are perfect, but perhaps not quite that bad Mr Isopod!

Just offering a more 'glass half full' perspective ;)

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 18th, 2019, 5:51 am
by dezm0nd
Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered [includes Liberation Remastered] (Switch) – May 21
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (PC, PS4, Switch) – May 21
Everybody’s Golf VR (PS VR) – May 21
Resident Evil Zero (Switch) – May 21
Resident Evil HD Remaster (Switch) – May 21
Resident Evil 4 (Switch) – May 21
Cities: Skylines – Campus (PC) – May 21
Observation (PC, PS4) – May 21
Slay the Spire (PS4) – May 21
Fission Superstar X (PC, Xbox One) – May 21
American Fugitive (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – May 21
Killing Floor: Double Feature (PS4, PS VR) – May 21
Team Sonic Racing (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – May 21
Skelly Selest (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – May 21
Dauntless (PS4, Xbox One) – May 21
Beat Saber – official launch (PC) – May 21
Mechanic Miner – Steam Early Access (PC) – May 22
Gladiabots (PC) – May 22
(PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – May 22
Gunlord X (Switch) – May 22
Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC) – May 23
Tennis World Tour – Roland-Garros Edition (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – May 23
Pathologic 2 (PC) – May 23
S.W.I.N.E. HD Remaster (PC) – May 23
Balancelot (PC) – May 23
Wave Circles (Rift, Vive) – May 23
Dollhouse (PC, PS4) – May 24
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition (Switch) – May 24

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 18th, 2019, 5:57 am
by Chopper
Slay the Spire PS4??!!

There goes next week :?


Everybody’s Golf PSVR... bound to be an upgrade option if you already have it, though running around that stupid island in VR might be too much to take.

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 18th, 2019, 6:02 am
by Sinclair Gregstrum
Team Sonic Racing is getting some glowing reviews, and is only £29.99 full price.

Very tempted...

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 18th, 2019, 6:06 am
by clippa
I've read some places saying that it's a step back from transformed in some areas, but aye, sounds good enough to me. I'm gonna buy it.

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 19th, 2019, 6:32 am
by dezm0nd
I kinda like the new direction and I'm very fond of Transformed. I suspect this one will have a wider appeal by focusing on Sonic. As good as the previous games were and a love letter to Sega, having nothing but Sonic and friends will catch their targeted audience more

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 19th, 2019, 7:57 am
by Alex79uk
It does look good, but there's Crash racing out soonish as well isn't there? I've heard a lot of people lately saying how bad Crash Team Racing was on PS1, but that's just not true. It was a really good game.

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 19th, 2019, 8:33 am
by clippa
I think I played that but might be getting it confused with diddy kong racing. It's not coming to PC though I don't think. I pretty much have to go pc nowadays if I want to play anything. Any consoles or gadgets I buy just get lifted by my nephew.

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 19th, 2019, 9:48 am
by chase210
I’d like resi 4 on switch, but the price is outrageous so I’ll wait.

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 1:31 pm
by clippa
Sinclair Gregstrum wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 6:02 am
Team Sonic Racing
What the what? They're asking 35 quid for this!
Just looked back through my emails, the first one cost me £2.49, admittedly in a sale, transformed was £13.50 at launch at greenmangaming.

35 quid? and it's got denuvo slapped on the top. Even the cdkeys discount is pitiful at 28 quid.

The highest recorded price for the two previous games on steam is £19.99
https://www.steamprices.com/uk/app/3419 ... ars-racing
https://www.steamprices.com/uk/app/2124 ... collection

Why is it so much more expensive than the others?

I'm nuts deep in that demon game at the minute so I'm not in a rush, I might wait a bit and see if any deals come up.

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 1:35 pm
by ratsoalbion
Both previous Sonic racing games were RRP £35-£45 at launch. So in effect this one is cheaper, if you factor inflation.

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 1:37 pm
by clippa
The highest recorded price for both on steam is £19.99, that would be without the launch discount if they had one.

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 1:40 pm
by ratsoalbion
Ok, console prices at retail then. But the previous games came out in, what, 2008 and 2012?

£35 when many new games are around £50 seems fairly reasonable to me. But yeah, you’ll be able to get it nicely discounted soon enough no doubt.

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 2:08 pm
by dezm0nd
Also Team Sonic Racing is hovering just over £26 on a few game seller websites.

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 3:49 pm
by Stanshall
chase210 wrote:
May 19th, 2019, 9:48 am
I’d like resi 4 on switch, but the price is outrageous so I’ll wait.
21 quid via the Russian eShop if that's any sweeter a proposition. Was just enough to tempt me.

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 4:00 pm
by Sinclair Gregstrum
dezm0nd wrote:
May 21st, 2019, 2:08 pm
Also Team Sonic Racing is hovering just over £26 on a few game seller websites.
Yeah it’s £29.99 on Amazon and less a lot of places, which seems a bit of a bargain to me...

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 4:16 pm
by chase210
Stanshall wrote:
May 21st, 2019, 3:49 pm
chase210 wrote:
May 19th, 2019, 9:48 am
I’d like resi 4 on switch, but the price is outrageous so I’ll wait.
21 quid via the Russian eShop if that's any sweeter a proposition. Was just enough to tempt me.
How do you do that again? I've completely forgot, last time I did it was for sonic mania.

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 4:24 pm
by clippa
Hmmm, found it for £25.06 here with the discount code GAMINGTIME - https://www.voidu.com/en/team-sonic-racing

That's a bit better. Just checked and I put 47 hours into transformed. Hmmmmmmmm. If it was £19.99 I'd snap it up, that fivers making all the difference.

Think I might sleep on it, maybe write to my local MP tomorrow and see what they say.

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 4:31 pm
by Stanshall
@chase

Change your region at:

https://accounts.nintendo.com/

Log back in with your password, use your UK debit card or credit card info. I leave mine on South Africa (ZAF) because that's cheapest 90% of the time.

To check the best price for eShop games, I use:

https://eshop-prices.com/?currency=GBP

You can easily change your region for anything PAL. Japan and USA require a bit more work (separate account is easiest). Mexico is a no-go, to be honest, though it's often cheapest.

I've used a variety of eShops and not been taken hostage or had to rescue my family from an underground bunker or whatever yet.

Re: What's Out This Week?

Posted: May 21st, 2019, 5:56 pm
by clippa
I've watched some reviews to try and talk myself into it and I don't like the sound of this team mechanic. I just want to drive my car fast and drift around, I don't want to be babysitting the shitty AI and giving them power ups and stuff.
Has anyone here played it yet?