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Robbie Parry
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I like this:

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GoW...getting bored about 30" in. Slick look to it, though.
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Stick with it.  I think it's an amazing piece of work.
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I will...I figure I'm early enough in that this is still the obligatory "learning
curve"...just need to slog through that part.
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Yup.  It takes a while for the world to open up.  Once it does, I think your initial opinion will change.
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Nope..Done. Boss fights are too much of the button mash crap I hate. Can't
even get interested in the story enough to see where it goes at this point.
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What difficulty do you have it on?  My default is one less than apocolyptic because I like to challenge myself, but with this game I had to put it to normal.  I liken the fights here to the ones in the Arkham games which were all button mashing.  You're right in that you're really on a track for the first hour or so.  It takes a while to get to the lake, but that's where the world really opens up and you can start modifying your equipment.  

I dunno.  If you have the patience, I'd at least get to the open world and make your determination from there.  Set your difficulty to easy until then.  The story becomes really rewarding.  Just my two cents.
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I got so into the mechanics that after I finished GOW on normal I was better at Assassin's Creed Origins combat. Parrying is super important

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Finally had time to transfer all my data to my new Spider-Man PS4 Pro and play the game. So far, it plays like a mash-up of the best parts of SPIDER-MAN 2 and ARKHAM ASYLUM (with some of the former’s flaws).  Webswinging is much improved over previous games. The parkour mechanic keeps his movement flowing so even when you land on the top of buildings or hit the ground, you don’t lose momentum. Loving it. 
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Yeah...just started playing it myself...lot of fun so far. Beautiful look to it.
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THE NEW ADVENTURES OF WONDER WOMAN.

I do prefer the WWII setting of the first season, but there's enough to enjoy in the seasons set in then-contemporary times.
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Hey Matt Reed, I just thought I would point you in the direction of this title. It's the latest game from the Yakuza team and essentially plays as a post apocalyptic Yakuza game. I don't know if the licence is a deal breaker for you or not but I thought you might have some interest.



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Thought I'd share this:

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Thanks for the recommendation, Richard.  Is the title region free?  

FYI I have Yakuza Kiwami 2 waiting for me after I finish Shadow of the Tomb Raider.  Big fan of the franchise.  So glad they're rereleasing them. 
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Never mind the region free question.  Amazon sets its US debut on Oct. 2.  Into the queue it goes!
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I played the demo and it seems like it's just as content packed as the Yakuza games. It even has a fully fleshed out racing game.

Kiwami 2 is waiting for me as well... probably another 30 hours on Dragon Quest 11 before I can get to it.
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Look at this:

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“Netflix of Comics” is coming to Nintendo Switch
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Anyone playing Red Dead 2? I am at 30% progress and the
game is amazing, right up my ally on what I like in a
game.

A lot of people hate slow looting, slow skinning, and
the other realistic aspects of this game, but i love it.
The auto looting is too gamey and breaks immersion for
me in other games. Immersion is king.
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I just finished Shadow of the Tomb Raider. It sets up a very interesting motivation regarding colonialism and the cause & effort of Lara messing with artifacts but completely drop the ball. It plays identically to the previous games with an added mechanic of covering Lara in mud to hide in bushes and vines. This predator-esque stealth mechanic makes Lara even more of a murdering sociopath which is never really explore but it is celebrated.

Rent it or buy it when it is $20

I dipped my toes in Forza Horizon 4. It looks great and makes me miss Burnout. AC: Odyssey is the game I will playing for the next year, though RDR2 looks interesting. The systems Thomas mentions will likely drive me completely insane so I doubt I will finish it. I HATED GTA V and the labour conditions RDR2 were made under are inhumane, so I have limited interest in supporting the game.


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Unfortunately, in the game industry it is very common
to work overtime. I hear the RDR2 stuff is
exaggerated, saying 100 hour work weeks when it is
most likely 10 to 12 hour days.

I worked in the game industry and did my share of
crunch time as they call it. It wasn't constant, but
there were periods of time where we did 10 to 12 hour
days and I went in on the weekend.

As someone employed in that situation, the money was
worth it, and I would much rather someone support the
sales of the game to keep me employed. It hurts those
with family the most, but even they usually choose to
keep going to help support that family. That said, the
game industry should do more to reduce the stress and
reward the people who love making and playing these
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RDR2 is up next for me...still finishing up Spider-Man.
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 Robin Taylor wrote:
I just finished Shadow of the Tomb Raider. It sets up a very interesting motivation regarding colonialism and the cause & effort of Lara messing with artifacts but completely drop the ball. It plays identically to the previous games with an added mechanic of covering Lara in mud to hide in bushes and vines. This predator-esque stealth mechanic makes Lara even more of a murdering sociopath which is never really explore but it is celebrated.

More than halfway through myself and I quite disagree with your assessment. She's always being hunted.  Hell, 90% of the time Trinity agents are talking among each other about how they have to kill her.  She's on the defensive and her only way out is working her way through a mess of bodies.  No different from the other games in the series and I really don't get how covering her with mud makes her a "murdering sociopath".

As to what's next for me once I finish, I took full advantage of the BOGO sale at Target (which I do every year) to get ASSASSIN'S CREED: ODYSSEY and SPIDER-MAN.  I also got KINGDOM HEARTS III as my freebie, but that won't be released until the end of January.  I'll more than likely start SPIDER-MAN as it's been an age since I've played a good superhero game.  RDR2 is on the horizon but, as it'll more than likely be a holiday gift, I won't get to it until the new year.  Dying to play it though!
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I continue in my tradition from the first RED DEAD REDEMPTION of pushing the wrong button when trying to talk to someone and ending up shooting them instead. All that money wasted on paying off bounties. Good times!
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As long as they fixed the quickdraw, I'm OK.  That shit fucked me up every single time in the original.
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