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ricky1981

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    Rainbow Six Siege + Gamepass Giveaway XB1

    Very kind of you, I've used the Rainbox Six code, thanks very much!
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    Today I...

    Finished painting some small models from one of my kid's boardgames, first time painting miniatures and enjoyed it a lot, very calming after a day's coding
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    Apex Legends

    There are an insane number of cosmetics, must be 100+ per character so if you like a particular one then you'll need to buy it (although it seems you can under credits/tokens for everything without needing to buy IAPs). Seems good so far, you have to play as a squad to have any chance especially because of the abilities. Ammo seems pretty rare which hopefully they will tweak at some point as you really have to ration your shots or risk running out of ammo in anything but the shortest of firefights. Will give it another whirl later if anyone is about
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    Apex Legends

    Anyone fancy trying a few games? (XB1) Seem like it'd be much more fun in a proper squad
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    Apex Legends

    Will definitely give this a try as I really like Respawn as a developer and loved Titanfall 2. Not having Titans is a bit of a shame but I imagine the balancing would have been very hard, perhaps in the future it might happen. I'll be on XBox if anyone fancies giving it a try later in a squad.
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    Anthem

    The flying and the height of the world are probably the best parts as they feel fresh (even if they aren't genuinely new) but the gunplay just feels mediocre. There's no weight to the weapons, enemies don't react to being shot, there's no personality or oomph to the sound of each gun. Those are the things that Destiny absolutely nails and what kept grinding from feeling like a total chore. The missions are just the standard "go here, wait for AI to do some stuff whilst fighting waves, repeat until a bullet sponge boss arrives" stuff and despite it being very pretty I just didn't feel it was much fun after the initial gloss wore off. Throw in loading screens that feel like they're from the last generation as well as sub-30fps even on XB1X and it's hard to get excited about it. I'm with Spawn, I'll take a look in a month or so but personally I think it'll be one best enjoyed in 6-12 months when it's been tweaked, rebalanced, and most likely has some extra content.
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    Anthem

    Any thoughts on the demo so far?
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    What Are You Currently Playing?

    Put about 20 hours into Dragon's Quest XI but it was just getting very dull so have called time on it and going to revisit Horizon Zero Dawn
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    Anthem

    There are quite a few preview videos up in the last couple of days, it looks gorgeous in places but the actual gameplay doesn't look that great. All the stuff so far looks like the generic "go here, wait for magic AI to unlock something whilst fighting off some waves of enemies, repeat until big enemy arrives". I agree with someone else who mentioned a MH vibe, I'll be holding off to see what reviews say but at the moment it looks a bit too generic for a day 1 purchase. Also it's EA so they will inevitably find a way to shove in-app purchases in there for new javelins
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    Games You Have Recently Completed

    Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Had the potential to be my GOTY, marred by heaps of bugs (including hard crashes over a dozen times) and a crappy cliffhanger ending but despite that I'd recommend it to anyone likes XCOM-style games. Characters were fantastic and it mixes in some stealth in an interesting way. It's free on Game Pass
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    What Are You Currently Playing?

    Played a couple of hours of Life Is Strange 2, not really feeling it so far to be honest. The younger brother is annoying rather than endearing, going to leave it until all of the episodes are released (most likely 2020) and see what the consensus is on the whole story.
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    What Are You Currently Playing?

    Life is Strange 2 is heading to Game Pass today/tomorrow so very glad I didn't buy the season pass!
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    What Are You Currently Playing?

    I really enjoyed the original and before the storm, I haven't picked up Life is Strange 2 as the wait between episodes (3-4 months) is too long for me and it's inevitable that the full season will be on sale when episode 5 is released. I've been burnt too many times supporting episodic releases on day 1. Hitman was the worst, I bought the full season pass and then they release extra paid DLC and then a GOTY edition with more stuff for less than I paid for the season pass.
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    What Are You Currently Playing?

    There's a big sale on the PS store so a great time to pick up some more PSVR games, I bought 8 last night so I should be set for quite a while now! Tried Astrobot and the VR implementation there is excellent, can't remember the last time a game made me smile so much
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    What Are You Currently Playing?

    Beat Saber on PSVR, it's blooming awesome
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    General Gaming News

    Looks awesome, hadn't heard of it before but probably going to be a day 1 purchase for me just based on that trailer
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    General Gaming News

    Interesting, guess it's a direct sequel which would make sense for them to turn it around quicker.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I've already had more than my money's worth from the SP and still a good 10-20 hours to do some challenges and I've almost hit 100 hours wrapping up the main story. Have no interest in MP at all, too many other games queued up.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I save manually every 10-15 minutes to avoid stuff like that, don't worry too much as perfect pelts aren't that hard to get. Get yourself a high-powered rifle and pretty much every animal can be one-shotted using deadeye.
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    What Are You Currently Playing?

    Working slowly through RDR2, the game world is something else, so many small touches that make it feel truly alive. I shot a bird (as part of a challenge not because I'm a psycho), carried on playing for an hour or so, came back past the same spot and a fox was eating the remains! The controls are clunky in places, people get offended by the smallest things like being bumped into and the scripted nature of the missions can be annoying but the feeling of being in a living/breathing place is amongst the best I've played. It's a game I think is best enjoyed in 1-2 hour spells where you actually relax into the world. Taken a bit of adjustment as I was doing AC:Odyssey in 3-4 hour stints due to the "just on more sidequest" nature of that game. Odyssey is more "fun" but RDR2 draws you in like nothing else I've played recently, Horizon Zero Dawn and BotW being the last two I remember giving similar vibes.
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    Assassins Creed Odyssey Xbox One

    $60 posted, includes Athenian Weapons DLC
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    Games You Have Recently Completed

    AC: Odyssey - the endings (there's 3 different strands) were all a bit weak but everything before it was great fun. About 60 hours in total, time for something different before diving into RDR2 but not quite sure what at the moment.
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Put in about 60 hours so far and this really is a very good game indeed, great story and some surprisingly twisty (and dark) sidequests. I reckon you'd be clocking well over 100 hours to do everything it has to offer and 80 to finish all the meaningful content (ignoring mopping up every last fort/cave/etc). Definitely worth picking up if you are on the fence, I'd suggest picking the female character as the voice acting is top notch.
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    What Are You Currently Playing?

    55 hours (and counting) into Assassin's Creed Odyssey, it's fantastic fun, not much difference to Origins but the story is more interesting and there is just so much to do. I'd suggest picking the female lead character for anyone else who is thinking of picking it up, the voice acting is very good (better than the male).
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    Games You Have Recently Completed

    Sounds like a winner for me, I played a lot of Gwent in TW3 but haven't played the standalone part. I'll be there for the story as much as anything else so good to know they've nailed that part ?
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