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PostSubject: Re: Last game you DIDN'T finish and your thoughts   Sat 7 Oct 2017 - 11:37

Holy s***, Athrun888 didn't finish a game he started? What is the world coming to?

Today's victim is Horizon: Zero Dawn, Sony's answer to Nintendo's blatant Game of the Year back in febuary. Because, y'know, releasing a big budget new IP next to one of the most anticipated instalments ever in one of gamings most well known franchises is totally a smart move!


The game started out perfectly fine, in fact better than fine. For the first five hours or so I was singing the game's praises everywhere I frequented, and thought myself onto a genuinely top tier game and hidden gem (hidden if only because of the aforementioned stupid release date). I mean come on, it's a open-world game where you go around killing robo-dinosaurs, that concept alone is goat material!

Alas then I got to the part of the game where things open up, and the game's issues started to grind on my nerves to the point I actually rage-quit a story mission. See the game likes its big powerful robo-dinosaurs (awesome concept), and fighting a big robo-saber-tooth is epic. But when you end up being pitted against two similar scale enemies and a couple of powerful support robots at once things start to get irritating. Increasingly I was finding enemies when I ran across them were simply too powerful to actually confront, and so instead I had to sneak past.

I get that stealth is supposed to be a big part of the game, the problem is stealth usually falls flat on its face after an attack or two, and then you have to finish the fight in a regular fight. To be blunt stealth was too weak to remain a viable strategy for anything besides the early enemies. Combine this with the fact most enemies are basically bullet (or rather arrow) sponges and you've got a game whose once-enjoyable combat becomes tedious.

After I got to a story section where you had to fight two corruptors at once in a semi-confined space I just found I'd had enough. I could have beaten them of course, but doing so would have been incredibly boring, and so I found myself extracting the disc from my ps4 and replacing it with Final Fantasy XII HD.

I might some day finish this game, or at the very least try to, as I have the distinct feeling that most of what I just complained about was my missing something, but for now this goes unfinished.
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PostSubject: Re: Last game you DIDN'T finish and your thoughts   Sat 7 Oct 2017 - 16:07

Not sure if you call a game that has done nearly 4 million a hidden gem but the timing did effect people like me as I played it for like 2 days then played Zelda then Persona 5 and I've not really gone back.

I remember Jay, saying it looked good but Zelda upcoming put him off it, I don't know if he ever got or not but a GOTY edition is coming out December.


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PostSubject: Re: Last game you DIDN'T finish and your thoughts   Sat 7 Oct 2017 - 21:53

I bought it in the summer, yeah. It was pretty damn good, but definitely not the GOTY candidate people were hyping it up to be back at launch. The world was really interesting - the whole technology being overcome by nature thing and whatnot - and the combat was satisfying once you started unlocking the better weapons and abilities.

I just couldn't help compare it to BotW, and traversing Horizon's world was pretty dull in comparison to BotW. It definitely fell into the trappings of bad open-world design in that I felt I was following icons on the map rather than exploring for myself. Still, really fun for what it was, but I'm glad I waited until it dropped in price.
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PostSubject: Re: Last game you DIDN'T finish and your thoughts   Sat 7 Oct 2017 - 22:02

I know I've not finished HZD and about halfway but I did the same as you Jay, couldn't help compare the two and I think when I'm done with HZD whenever that will be, I'll prefer it.

I don't play many open-world games, so it inheriting bad design choices it's something that I would really notice part from ohh I climb these robosaurs that's like AC.

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PostSubject: Re: Last game you DIDN'T finish and your thoughts   Sun 8 Oct 2017 - 19:12

Irritatingly H0D seems to have sold more than BotW. I know the PS4 has a (much) bigger install base than the Switch, but it still ain't right.

I do worry that, as BotW was my first real open-world game, any other will seem mediocre in comparison. Mostly due to the lack of verticality, but also due to the preponderance of filler, especially in those icons Jay mentions. Skyrim could be the biggest victim of this.
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PostSubject: Re: Last game you DIDN'T finish and your thoughts   Sun 8 Oct 2017 - 22:10

I think with Skyrim potentially being your first Bethesda game it'll feel fresh enough for you. Don't get me wrong - things like the quests which are just procedurally generated (not all, I should add, there's still loads of great hand-crafted questlines) and the map markers might irk you, but there's still plenty to enjoy in there.
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PostSubject: Re: Last game you DIDN'T finish and your thoughts   Mon 9 Oct 2017 - 19:11

Monster Hunter Stories


All of our discussion about games not ending soon enough (in some cases) got me thinking as to what it is I look forward to next in MHS.

Is it the story?  No: the villains are generic and I actively hate two of the party characters.
Is it discovering new areas?  No: while some are pretty there's nothing overly jaw-dropping, and the dungeon designs are uninteresting, made up of repeated non-special tiles.
Is it the combat?  Nope: the special moves are fun once each, and the bulk is just standard-issue turn-based battle with some pattern recognition that I've never really tried to nail.  While not bad, it's not game-defining, not something to keep me coming back.
Is it the crafting?  Nuh-uh: gathering stuff is dull and cosmetics alone aren't that much for me.
Is it the joy of hatching a new monster?  This is the closest thing to an answer I can give, but as I've rabbited ad nauseam in the game's thread, every Zamtrios or Arzuros is accompanied two Iodromes or Basarioses.  Or, worse, pallet-swaps of monsters I already own.  Without recognising them from the main series, the mostly reptilian monsters lack charm and variety when compared to Pokémon, or even Yo-Kai.

I've realised that I kept coming back to it not because I was looking forward to doing so, but simply because I kept coming back to it.

Reaching the beach area really drove this home for me.  The mediocre-to-bad script was coupled with an environment I shrugged at, and the thrill of hatching a lemur-monster was tempered by the third hatchable frilled lizard in the Monsterpedia and its brood.  I put Mario & Luigi, a game I've played thrice before, into my 3DS, and never wanted to replace it with MHS again.

If you're a Monster Hunter fan, you'll no doubt get more out of this than I did.  Otherwise, it's a very average JRPG.

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PostSubject: Re: Last game you DIDN'T finish and your thoughts   Tue 10 Oct 2017 - 10:46

At least Balla won't be coming into Monster Hunter threads with his negativity any more.

In seriousness though, gutted you didn't enjoy this more as I was hoping it would cure your wrongness and bring you into the fold a little.
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PostSubject: Re: Last game you DIDN'T finish and your thoughts   Tue 10 Oct 2017 - 18:36

Sorry sir!  I actually think it's a better gateway drug to get MonHun fans into JRPGs, rather than the other way around.  The gameplay, and even focus (single-player vs. online multiplayer), is so radically different to the main series, and I don't think the monster designs will make many converts of Pokémon fans.  It's more likely that MonHun fans will appreciate riding on their favourite beasts from the main games.  And it is pure JRPG in the way it works.

There were still parts I liked, though.  If it were on Switch and I had less of a backlog, I'd probably have finished it.  And you're right, Arzuros is bae(r).
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PostSubject: Re: Last game you DIDN'T finish and your thoughts   Tue 17 Oct 2017 - 22:05



Can you really finish a game like FIFA and as you can't it's here as I'm now done with the game.

I'm surprised how much FIFA 18, I've played it's gone to the top of my played games on Switch which comes from me playing 8 seasons in total and I don't feel I can do much more as I don't like Ultimate Team and the game lacking Journey & Online with friends doesn't help.

I said in the thread for the game that it feels last gen and I think Cappa or Jim said about getting the PS4 version instead, even though I had fun and definitely got my money's worse.

I could have got more out of a PS4 version just from the Journey and Playing with friends at a cheaper price as well.

The reason to get this on Switch is either it's your only option due to your gaming choices or you are on the go are a lot.

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