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I want Rage 2, since I actually liked Rage 1 more than I thought I would, but I need make sure my PC can run the thing on a decent level first!
I'm hoping the game is "Rage but better" and not just different type of FPS with the name Rage slapped on it.

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Rage 2 ain't doing so hot in reviews. It's got a 73 on Metacritic (4.4 user score), and a 62% positive "Mixed" score on Steam.

There appears to be *some* review bombing because it has Denuvo or something, but there's also plenty of reviews complaining it's plagued with bugs and kind of boring, even when it works.

I'd definitely wait for the inevitable sale... WTF is going on with Bethesda these days?

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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.

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Magical_Isopod wrote: May 14th, 2019, 9:39 am Rage 2 ain't doing so hot in reviews. It's got a 73 on Metacritic (4.4 user score), and a 62% positive "Mixed" score on Steam.
73% isn't bad by any means!

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Simonsloth wrote: May 14th, 2019, 10:14 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.

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Magical_Isopod wrote: May 14th, 2019, 11:20 am
Simonsloth wrote: May 14th, 2019, 10:14 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 ;)

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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
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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.

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Team Sonic Racing is getting some glowing reviews, and is only £29.99 full price.

Very tempted...

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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

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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.

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I’d like resi 4 on switch, but the price is outrageous so I’ll wait.

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Both previous Sonic racing games were RRP £35-£45 at launch. So in effect this one is cheaper, if you factor inflation.

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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.

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Also Team Sonic Racing is hovering just over £26 on a few game seller websites.

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chase210 wrote: May 19th, 2019, 11:48 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.

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dezm0nd wrote: May 21st, 2019, 4:08 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...

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Stanshall wrote: May 21st, 2019, 5:49 pm
chase210 wrote: May 19th, 2019, 11:48 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.

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@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.

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Rest of the month!

Little Friends: Dogs & Cats (Switch) – May 28
Blood & Truth (PSVR) – May 28
Rescue HQ – The Tycoon (PC) – May 28
Oxygen Not Included – official launch (PC) – May 28
EVE Online: Invasion (PC) – May 28
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Prophecy (PC) – May 28
Vambrace: Cold Soul (PC) – May 28
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (Switch) – May 28
Second Hand: Frankie’s Revenge – Steam Early Access (PC) – May 28
Cricket 19 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – May 28
Layers of Fear 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – May 28
Golem Gates (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – May 29/31
Among the Sleep – Enhanced Edition (Switch) – May 29
Conan Unconquered (PC) – May 29
Void Bastards (PC, Xbox One) – May 29
TerraTech (Switch) – May 29
Vectronom (PC, Switch) – May 29
Draugen (PC) – May 29
Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls (PC) – May 29
Super Cane Magic Zero (PC, PS4, Switch) – May 30
Devious Dungeon (PC) – May 30
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (Android, iOS) – May 30
Space Ops VR (Rift, Vive) – May 30
JetX Space Edition (PC) – May 30
Boxing Champs (PC) – May 30
Lornsword Winter Chronicle – Steam Early Access (PC) – May 30
Winter Fury: Longest Road – Steam Early Access (Rift, Vive) – May 30
Super Cane Magic Zero (PC, PS4, Switch) – May 30
Anarcute (Switch) – May 30
Gato Roboto (PC, Switch) – May 30
Fuze4 (Switch) – May 31
Home Sweet Home (PS4, PS VR) – May 31
Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa (PC, PS4, Switch) – May 31 EU/June 4 NA
Trover Saves the Universe (PC, PS4, PSVR) – May 31/June 4 [PC]
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust (PC) – May
Ultracore (PS4, Vita) – May

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