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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Scrustle » November 14th, 2019, 12:16 pm

I heard that Obsidian is supposedly revealing a new IP at this show, and there will be more news on Bleeding Edge as well. I assume the former will more likely be just a tease for something launching on the next gen, but it'll still be interesting to see what their first Microsoft-owned game will be.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by FemalePheromones » November 14th, 2019, 12:52 pm

Rumours are Halo Reach is launching later today.....

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Scrustle » November 14th, 2019, 2:07 pm

ThirdMan wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Are any of the Halo games standalone stories to a certain extent? I'd like to try one of the newer ones on Game Pass but don't know where to start? I'm sure Combat Evolved holds up very well but I've no interested in playing through them all.
The main numbered games do have a narrative through-line, but story had never been especially important for enjoying the games. I'd say 3 and 5 might be kind of confusing if you haven't played 2 or 4 respectively, so those might be ones to avoid starting with. Reach might be a good place to start, being a prequel. I would say that at least 1-3 should be a priority though. The newer games aren't as well regarded, especially 5. The campaign of 4 isn't bad though.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » November 14th, 2019, 2:38 pm

I thought 5 was better than 4 myself, but yeah, ODST and Reach are the ones to play if you’ve not fussed about the through line.

More spoilers for later...
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Witcher 3 on gamepass

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » November 14th, 2019, 3:32 pm

ODST I think, is my favourite Halo game.

It’s darker and grimier than the others, with a more engaging story I feel. I went back collected all the audio logs a while ago and found it padded out that story fantastically.

Then Halo 3 and Reach for me.

Halo 5’s MP is stella.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Scrustle » November 14th, 2019, 4:23 pm

ODST is another that expects you to have played 2 to understand what the hell is going on. I like that one too, but I'm not as crazy about it as others. It's a neat off-shoot that tries some different things and has a really cool mood to it.

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Post by DomsBeard » November 14th, 2019, 4:41 pm

Reach is my favourite. I already have it so has it been GWG at some point?.

ODST was great too. Never played 1 or 2 finished 3, dabbled with 4 and never played 5.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Flabyo » November 15th, 2019, 8:54 am

50+ titles announced for gamepass last night...

All those Final Fantasy remasters... some of the Yakuza games... streets of rage 4...

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » November 15th, 2019, 9:27 am

Yakuza is available on Xbox? I always thought it was PS exclusive!

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Post by Flabyo » November 15th, 2019, 12:09 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 9:27 am
Yakuza is available on Xbox? I always thought it was PS exclusive!
I think the later ones still will be, at first it seems like it’s going to be Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami 1 and 2.

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Post by Alex79uk » November 15th, 2019, 12:28 pm

That's cool. There is getting less reason to go Sony next gen every time I hear more about Gamepass.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by DomsBeard » December 2nd, 2019, 10:14 pm

In no way justifying being an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to myself the Games With Gold for December is pretty decent:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gamesp ... 0-6471765/

Jurassic World Evolution is great fun.

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Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Post by chase210 » December 3rd, 2019, 7:44 am

Reach doesn't go live until 7pm UK time >.<

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