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04-04-2017, 07:36 AM
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Installed the 1060 no problem. Loving the performance boost so far. I usually end up skipping two or three generations when I upgrade.

I ended up with a free copy of Ghost Recon, so I've been playing the **** out of that. Repetitive, bad vehicle handling, and odd distribution of weapon stats (I still do not understand why designers think that putting on a suppressor on a rifle somehow makes it less accurate or drastically reduces velocity).

And yet . . . there is something oddly satisfying about shooting a cartel dude in the face.

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04-11-2017, 11:37 AM
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I downloaded NBA2K16 when it was free with PlayStation plus...talk about an awesome GM mode! Man. Blows the EA NHL series out of the water. Not to mention is just a fun basketball game to play.
I started playing some NBA2k17, and I have to echo what strungman said about Franchise/GM mode in the series - so good. I wonder how much has to do with the nature of the sports, but I feel like EA could learn a LOT from this game.

Speaking of sports game - anything decent for the Xbox Un baseball-wise?

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04-16-2017, 02:18 PM
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So...Mass Effect: Andromeda...worth your time, or a definite pass?

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04-16-2017, 02:46 PM
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So...Mass Effect: Andromeda...worth your time, or a definite pass?
It's a fun game. It hasn't hooked me the way all of the other Mass Effect games have, but it also doesn't deserve the kind of backlash it got. It's definitely buggy and has some mediocre animations but I can overlook that stuff most of the time

If you're a fan of the series I'd definitely give it a shot

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04-18-2017, 05:19 PM
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So...Mass Effect: Andromeda...worth your time, or a definite pass?
I'd wait.

Love the franchise. Huge fan of Mass Effect.

It's so buggy and broken, and while the first patch has fixed a lot of issues, there's just countless others that keep popping up.

None of them are game breaking, but they all add up to be massive annoyances which make you feel like you are fighting the game, rather than actually playing and enjoying it.

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04-18-2017, 07:34 PM
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So...Mass Effect: Andromeda...worth your time, or a definite pass?
I would go ahead and get it if you like Mass Effect games. The trilogy is composed of some of my all time favorite games, so I am a huge ME fan.

Andromeda definitely has the ME feel, but it isn't as good as the trilogy imo. (I could be totally biased due to me playing the first 3 over and over and being extremely invested in those characters though) There are some buggy things here and there, but I haven't encountered enough to really become frustrated with it.

It does suffer from what Mass Effect 1 did in that it takes awhile for it to really open up and get going. The beginning is pretty slow.

All in all, it is a good game for what it is. Not the best Mass Effect, but certainly not as bad as the initial reviews made it out to be. My opinion at least.

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04-18-2017, 08:10 PM
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So...Mass Effect: Andromeda...worth your time, or a definite pass?
its a lot like da:i structurally(small "open worlds", many fetch quests) but scifi trappings. writing took a step back from the original trilogy as well.

kinda like alien resurrection in comparison to the first two.

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05-21-2017, 04:28 PM
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If there are any old school PC FPS/RPG fans, Prey really scratches that itch. It's the closest thing to System Shock I've played since SS2.

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If there are any old school PC FPS/RPG fans, Prey really scratches that itch. It's the closest thing to System Shock I've played since SS2.
Oldschool FPS? There is QC. It's gonna be good.

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Oldschool FPS? There is QC. It's gonna be good.
You talking about Quake? That's a whole other thing. I'm talking about FPSRPGs like System Shock, Deus Ex and Thief.

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05-22-2017, 04:26 PM
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Prey looks awesome.

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06-21-2017, 08:03 PM
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AWWWW YEAH! Thanks for bringing the NHL series back to PC, EA!!

Wait, what's that?

Oh, FFS.

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Steam sale!!!!!!!!

Should I get any of the following at their price points, and if three or more, rank them?
Dishonored 2 - 19.99
Deus Ex Mankind Divided - 14.99
Metal Gear Solid V (both) - 15.99 and 3.99
Rise of the Tomb Raider - 23.99
Hit man First Season - 23.73
NBA 2K17 - 14.99
Shadow of Mordor - 3.99 (9.99 for GOTY Edition Upgrade)

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Get the MGSV games. They are disappointing compared to earlier entries in the series but you can't beat those prices.

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Did they ever fix the issues Shadows of Mordor had with the PC version? For $3.99 it might be hard to pass up.

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I've been sitting out Assassin's Creed for a few installations but... Egypt and the pyramids? Oh yeah. I'm on that.


Also waiting for the price to come down on ME Andromeda. Have there been significant patches?

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I just recently re-installed and finished SoM on PC, with zero technical issues. I think that when it comes to third-person open-world action/rpg games, it's absolutely the cream of the crop, up there with heavyweights like Batman: Arkham Asylum and AssCreed: Black Flag. Mostly because of the Nemesis System--which, in a lesser developer's hands, might have been little more than a gimmick, but (IMO) was an absolute game-changer. I'm still kind of puzzled why other developers haven't completely ripped off and/or riffed on the idea. (I recently started playing the Mad Max game, which I bought on sale a while ago, and the lack of anything resembling the Nemesis System is super apparent.) SoM is the best $3.99 you'll spend during this Steam Summer Sale.

I'd also heavily recommend NBA 2K17. I'm not a basketball fan at all. I know little about the intricacies of the game. However, it's one of the most in-depth and polished sports-gaming experience I've ever had. The create-a-player options are amazing (especially with the mobile app), and feed into a ton of different gameplay options, including the cinematic story mode, the regular NBA season mode, online NBA leagues, online street/pickup leagues, regular content and community updates, etc. Oh, if ONLY we could get an NHL/hockey game like that.

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I've been sitting out Assassin's Creed for a few installations but... Egypt and the pyramids? Oh yeah. I'm on that.


Also waiting for the price to come down on ME Andromeda. Have there been significant patches?
ME has been patched, but tthey aren't going to be able to fix those animations. Or, at least, they're not willing to fix them.

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ME has been patched, but tthey aren't going to be able to fix those animations. Or, at least, they're not willing to fix them.
It's just in the cut scenes, right? The gameplay is still solid?

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It's just in the cut scenes, right? The gameplay is still solid?
Game play, yes. The animations, both cut scenes and in game, are pretty terrible. Game menu interface is pretty meh.

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Did they ever fix the issues Shadows of Mordor had with the PC version? For $3.99 it might be hard to pass up.
I have it and seemed ok but admittedly only played it for a couple of hours before putting it in the queue to get back to later. Control stuff reminded me of Kingdoms of Amalur. You recall what the issues were as I was considering jumping back to it actually once this time sucking one month physical training program I'm on is over after next week.

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I really loved the gameplay in MGSV. Metal Gear fans were disappointed in the story, but I never liked that part of the series anyway.

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