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7 minutes ago, Bombdirt said:

Geez, it's about time. That will be the only flight simulator title on this current generation of consoles if I'm not mistaken. Let me know if it's cool. 

I looked it up yesterday, we still have a year to go. 

Boooooooo

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On 12/19/2017 at 1:40 PM, JiF said:

Evil Within 2 is good.  Very Last of Us like.  A little tedious from a gathering/crafting/leveling up perspective but great game play and solid story.

I've got a few hours into this game and I like it so far. I have some gripes with the combat system, though. Seems like it's way too hard to target enemies close up. I can't count how many times I've unloaded my shotgun into thin air while a monster masturbates on my shoulder. (Or then again, maybe I just suck.) If I get in a bad spot with a handful of monsters around, it's easy for me to get overwhelmed, too. 

I also am having very little luck with the locker rewards. I've collected seven keys so far and gotten gel exactly once. A lot of times it's just something stupid like gunpowder or a couple of bullets. Seems like the first game was a little more generous with the prizes there. 

Nerd rant aside, I am enjoying myself playing. It's just as engaging and fun as the first one. 

Here's some game play footage for those who may be thinking about picking this one up. 

 

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26 minutes ago, Bombdirt said:

I've got a few hours into this game and I like it so far. I have some gripes with the combat system, though. Seems like it's way too hard to target enemies close up. I can't count how many times I've unloaded my shotgun into thin air while a monster masturbates on my shoulder. (Or then again, maybe I just suck.) If I get in a bad spot with a handful of monsters around, it's easy for me to get overwhelmed, too. 

I also am having very little luck with the locker rewards. I've collected seven keys so far and gotten gel exactly once. A lot of times it's just something stupid like gunpowder or a couple of bullets. Seems like the first game was a little more generous with the prizes there. 

Nerd rant aside, I am enjoying myself playing. It's just as engaging and fun as the first one. 

Here's some game play footage for those who may be thinking about picking this one up. 

 

I feel your pain.  You get better with the shotgun as you learn when to use it.  For example, use your crossbow with electricity/smoke/freeze and then aim for the head.  Much easier that way because they pause for a second or 2 reacting to the bow.  You can also get skill points for less sway and easier aiming when you walk.  My biggest advice?  Run when it's a mess.  Learn when to use sneak attacks and how to use cover.  It is tedious but I kind of respect that you cant just run into a crowd of monsters and just smashing buttons.  You kind of have to learn how and when to use your resources.  It reminds me more of the Last of Us from that perspective.  

You clearly don't suck because I found like 3 keys the entire game and I've already beat it.  I got one prize from the locker.  lmfao  sh*t, I never even found...well, I wont spoil the weapons you get but lets just say I didn't get one of them and just focused on beefing up my hand gun (easy to find bullets), shotgun (most powerful) and bows because they're useful when the bosses start getting harder. 

 

 

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18 hours ago, JiF said:

I feel your pain.  You get better with the shotgun as you learn when to use it.  For example, use your crossbow with electricity/smoke/freeze and then aim for the head.  Much easier that way because they pause for a second or 2 reacting to the bow.  You can also get skill points for less sway and easier aiming when you walk.  My biggest advice?  Run when it's a mess.  Learn when to use sneak attacks and how to use cover.  It is tedious but I kind of respect that you cant just run into a crowd of monsters and just smashing buttons.  You kind of have to learn how and when to use your resources.  It reminds me more of the Last of Us from that perspective.  

You clearly don't suck because I found like 3 keys the entire game and I've already beat it.  I got one prize from the locker.  lmfao  sh*t, I never even found...well, I wont spoil the weapons you get but lets just say I didn't get one of them and just focused on beefing up my hand gun (easy to find bullets), shotgun (most powerful) and bows because they're useful when the bosses start getting harder. 

 

 

Yeah, I definitely need to learn to run when I get overwhelmed by multiple enemies. My video game stubbornness instinct is to just strafe and backpedal while I unload on everybody. That strategy is screwing me over right now though, because I'm at the part shortly after you fight that jizz monster (seriously, the thing looks like a big pile of splooge) and just got ambushed by a couple of tough fights in relative succession. Now I'm super low on ammo and nearly out of resources to make more. I'm gonna have some work to do when I get back to it today. 

As another aside, did you ever try the shooting gallery? It's almost exactly like the one from Resident Evil 4. I've gotten the low-level prizes but I can't get anywhere near the higher-level stuff (which includes a pair of locker keys), and it's bothering the crap out of me. I've even watched a couple of YouTube videos of people playing it and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. 

I had to laugh at myself when I first tried it and didn't know how to play (I usually don't read directions). After each shooting gallery session, the game ranks your performance by putting you in different categories. Some of the names are "Sharpshooter" or "Cowboy"; things like that. On my first try I landed in the very bottom category, which is called "Get Your Sh*t Together." 

The monsters in this game are pretty well-done, and I've been genuinely creeped out by the plot at times. I'm a grown-ass man and I still crap my pants when I see one of those witch things. 

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22 hours ago, Bombdirt said:

Yeah, I definitely need to learn to run when I get overwhelmed by multiple enemies. My video game stubbornness instinct is to just strafe and backpedal while I unload on everybody. That strategy is screwing me over right now though, because I'm at the part shortly after you fight that jizz monster (seriously, the thing looks like a big pile of splooge) and just got ambushed by a couple of tough fights in relative succession. Now I'm super low on ammo and nearly out of resources to make more. I'm gonna have some work to do when I get back to it today. 

As another aside, did you ever try the shooting gallery? It's almost exactly like the one from Resident Evil 4. I've gotten the low-level prizes but I can't get anywhere near the higher-level stuff (which includes a pair of locker keys), and it's bothering the crap out of me. I've even watched a couple of YouTube videos of people playing it and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. 

I had to laugh at myself when I first tried it and didn't know how to play (I usually don't read directions). After each shooting gallery session, the game ranks your performance by putting you in different categories. Some of the names are "Sharpshooter" or "Cowboy"; things like that. On my first try I landed in the very bottom category, which is called "Get Your Sh*t Together." 

The monsters in this game are pretty well-done, and I've been genuinely creeped out by the plot at times. I'm a grown-ass man and I still crap my pants when I see one of those witch things. 

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The best I got on the shooting gallery was 79k could never top that score. I watched you tube videos too. 

The story is fun and gets better.  So do the monsters.

Glad you’re enjoying it.

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On 6/12/2017 at 5:08 PM, Bombdirt said:

It does look pretty sweet (and I agree, the name is dumb as hell). I would have to upgrade my TV if I bought one though; I'm pretty sure mine doesn't support 4K. From what I've read about it, the downside is that it's not a next-gen console and there are no exclusives for it. I guess basically you're paying $599 for a graphics upgrade and a few other features. It will be interesting to see how many sell over the first month or so. 

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The 4K HDR support on the "X" is stunning to say the least.  I have it hooked up to my LG OLED C7P....just phenomenal.

It also supports Dolby Atmos which gives me killer sound.

Games like Fortnite Battle Royal I can literally hear when gun shots/footsteps are coming from behind me to my left or my right. 

 

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20 hours ago, CTM said:

anyone know about this monster hunter thing?  Seems to have some buzz

Somehow I've never played the series even though it seems like it would be right up my alley. I usually love fantasy/RPG type stuff. I guess i thought it would be like Pokemon or something. The new one coming out in a couple weeks looks pretty cool; I think I'll pick it up. 

 

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1 hour ago, Bombdirt said:

Somehow I've never played the series even though it seems like it would be right up my alley. I usually love fantasy/RPG type stuff. I guess i thought it would be like Pokemon or something. The new one coming out in a couple weeks looks pretty cool; I think I'll pick it up. 

 

Same, I've never even heard of the series though

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I upgraded a couple of xboxs over the holidays for the kids.  Made sure that COD WW2 and Destiny 2 were in the bundle.  Got Injustice 2 as well but havent messed around with that one yet. shoot me a message with your xbox id if you play those 2 games.

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On 1/14/2018 at 4:55 PM, CTM said:

Same, I've never even heard of the series though

I think it's bigger in Asia than here. There is a learning curve, but if you like learning combos and with different weapon types and crafting, then the multiplayer group hunts are supposedly pretty fun. I'd recommend watching a video first and seeing if you'd be into it. I personally tried it and didn't get into it, but i think it's the type of thing if you like it, you'll love how deep and challenging it is. 

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