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Dust is really cool if you like action RPGs. It's really fast and fun. I just played Deadlight, and it was decent. The story was probably better than the gameplay. Alan Wake's like that, too, where the gameplay is so-so, but the story and atmosphere are cool. I wanna get Outlast when that hits the PS4, cause it's supposed to be a free PS+ title.
They're already planning clan support as well as a bunch of other things for Shadow Fall. I think they figured people would use the PS4 party system, cause I don't think it even had voice chat at first, or it still doesn't or something. Anyway, there's a whole laundry list of things they're going to implement.
Also, I did start playing some of that. Man, I really like the shotgun in that game. I like a lot of things in that game. And it definitely has the best console graphics I've seen out of anything ever so far. Although I've barely played any of it so far. Just did chapter 2. I'm trying to do Xillia and Battleblock Theater and Stanley's Parable and Killzone, and I just got R&C: Into the Nexus in, so I wanna do that soon, and if my friend gets Dead Island: Riptide, we'll be doing that. Also, it's finals time in college land, so that doesn't help.
I love the recording feature, although it is kind of annoying that you have to act like you're going to upload it just to edit it. And to go to the upload menu, you have to press Share, which takes a screenshot of the plain ol' menu, so I have to go and delete those every now and again.
The PS4 Store is vastly improved over the PS3 Store. It's quicker to download free things again and you can even see a download progress bar within the store. One of the best things about the store is that when you go to a game, you can see a list of all the add-ons you've downloaded for it.
And I really like how when you're downloading a game, it'll download the patch at the same time. I like how it downloads everything in the background anyway. And it's great that it can finally install a game in the background.
Oh, and one of my favorite new things about the controller, and it's something they didn't actually talk about much at all, is being able to get the game/chat audio through the controller directly. I never knew how good that was. I feel like I've been missing out.
I do like being able to quickly switch to the menu while playing a game, but not only that, it's incredibly quick to close a game. Like you hit close application and it's closed instantly.
Now here's a feature that's probably only helpful to me, and only in specific instances, but if you have two controllers, you can sign into two different accounts/profiles. Then you can simply hit the PS button on the corresponding profile to quickly switch between the two accounts. There were just a lot of times when I had to switch between Seibei and Chiaki for whatever reason, and now that's made easier.
I was playing a bunch of Resogun recently. I did not think I would like that game as much as I do. It's weird how easy it is to just sort of feel like replaying those levels even though there's only 5 levels. Like, it's just hard enough, but totally doable enough, that I feel like playing until I beat it. I ended up getting most of the hard trophies on my secondary account, so I think I'll go ahead and redo it on my main account soon just because I like that game.
I've also been doing Tales of Xillia. This is, quite likely, the best Tales game to date. They keep improving and evolving this series. I wasn't sure how I would feel about the return of the AC point system from Graces, but they made it way better. You don't have to sit there and wait for it to recharge. It just comes back after a second once you've depleted it. Also, attacks take only one point no matter what, instead of increasing points like in Graces. And you can chain ANY attacks you want, including Artes. You don't have to do weird attack trees like in Graces.
Auto-items are really nice and let you not have to worry about pausing to use items all the time. It's very reminiscent of the FFXII gambit system. You can switch what characters you're controlling during battle, and you can even quickly swap in your reserve characters if you need something specific. The linked partner skills are actually really useful and all of the enemies are susceptible to certain partner skills. The character skills also make each character unique and useful. Like I don't have four characters that are clearly better than the other two in this game. They're all pretty good.
Screw it, there are too many improvements to even talk about. There's just a huge laundry list of streamlining and improvements done in this game. I can't believe they went from Graces to this. It's like the jump from Ratchet & Clank 1 to 2.
I forgot a really important GotY nominee. Bioshock Infinite. Tomb Raider was also super cool. And for last year, Spec Ops: The Line, anyone? At least storywise.
Portal 2 was 2011 dude. Like early 2011 too. It came out the day of the PSN outage.
That makes sense. I was basing this stuff off of my trophy lists for 2012, but I remember playing Portal 2 soon after it came out. But that was on my second account. I did it on my main account a year later. I didn't think 2012 was right. I knew it came out in April or so of some year, which would have made some sense with when I got the trophies on my main account if it had come out in 2012.
Last year also had Portal 2, Journey, and Dishonored. I also liked Kingdoms of Amalur and Asura's Wrath. This year, I can't think of a lot of really good games. I can think of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, which almost doesn't count. Metro: Last Light is my main favorite game that I can think of. And I guess Brothers would be a good PSN GotY.
Chris Evans played both roles.
Puppeteer. This game is so cool. I underestimated this game. You look at it and think it's just some kiddie game. This game's actually dark as heck. Like, you are constantly murdering significant characters in brutal ways. This game was just fun all the way through. There are so many bosses in this game. Most of them are based on the Chinese zodiac, but there's more bosses than that. The bosses are great because most of them are pretty different, and most of them end with a badass QTE. Usually those are whatever, but they're done so well in this game. This game's also fairly funny, thanks to Pikarina and the awesome narrator.
Inside Llewyn Davis (Just because it's Coen brothers)
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
47 Ronin (Probably won't be as cool as it looks, but I just wanna see some cool fights against crazy monsters)
RoboCop (Doesn't look like it'll be good, but I can't wait to see it anyway)
The Monuments Men
Grand Budapest Hotel (Because it's Wes Anderson)
I thought the medbay thing was obvious. The medbay cannot revive dead people. Matt Damon's brain fried and he died. Jodie Foster bled out and died. Kruger's face got blown off, but his heart was still pumping, his brain was in one piece, and he was quickly taken to a medbay. Stranger things have happened in real life. At the end, Kruger gets his exoskeleton spine ripped from his nervous system and then left for dead where no one would be able to revive him in time even if he wasn't already dead at that moment.
Anyway, Elysium is not a movie worth bitching about. I don't think there is a movie worth bitching about.
This is the aforementioned video.
You know, I was gonna joke about how this is actually a lot like the movie version, but it really kind of is. It's not the game's fault that the Dobby death scene is stupid. Although it is the game's fault that the final fight is insanely dumb. The Lego version of this level is actually pretty hype, especially if compared to this game.
Post edited 8:55 am – 08/11/2013 by Frederick_Playstation
How do you manage to miss Kingdom Hearts II during the Ps2 generation?
Unforunately, the Witcher 2 probably isn't coming to Ps3.
It really sounds like Skyrim has been the only RPG you've played.
That's a good list. Nier was so under rated. Same with Kingdoms of Amalur. That game had so much potential. The Tales Of series is great too. Have you played Xillia?
Also Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is great as well.
gr8 must've been pretty young when KHII came out, so I can see how he didn't play it. He's gonna get the collections when they come out though, or at least the first one.
If Dragon's Crown hadn't come out on the same day, I'd be playing Xillia right now. I'll be getting it soon though. Starting with Symphonia, I've played every American release Tales game. Abyss is the only one I haven't beaten so far, but I'm slowly working on it.
Kingdoms of Amalur, Kingdom Hearts II, Resonance of Fate, Golden Sun II, Tales of Symphonia/Vesperia, Final Fantasy XII, Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door, Nier.
I think it's fine for gr8 to like Skyrim a lot – a lot of people do – but I don't like the “anyone who says otherwise probably hasn't played enough of it, or is just too cynical to even have a say in anything” sentiment though.
And obviously I'm not far enough into Dishonoured to judge it fairly but initial impressions are woeful. I was really hoping the game would deliver but so far it's underwhelming.
I think it's a gameplay game, not a graphics or story game. I think some people might like the setting or story or something, but I don't think it's supposed to be profound or anything. It's about alternate routes, some exploration and looting, and various options for beating a level or getting through an area. And Blink. It's a lot about Blink.