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  1. Personally, I would give anything to lay my hands on Playstation 5 right now. Even if it means working for free for Sony for 2 months after they gift me the console.
    2 points
  2. Dragon Age: Origins has a handy feature where you can check a log of recent dialogue. It’s helpful in case you missed something someone said, and/or need to review what they said to make sense of it. Video game exposition can often be rather rushed, so I think this is an awesome feature. I wish it was in every game.
    2 points
  3. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone here who does disable their ad blocker for VGR. As many of you know, I write for the site, so your support means a lot to me 🙂
    2 points
  4. Very good analogy - you really have to savor the experience.
    2 points
  5. If there is one that EA does deserve some credit for, (and it might actually be the only thing,) they have been able to licence some pretty good soundtracks for their games over the years. I loved the soundtrack in games like Burnout 3.
    2 points
  6. Doom II (1994) The Need for Speed (1995) Red Alert (1996) Carmageddon 2 (1998) Unreal (1998) Half-Life (1998) Gran Turismo 2 (1999) DeusEx (2000) Mafia The City of Lost Heaven (2002) Gran Turismo 4 (2004) Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (2005) Test Drive Unlimited (2006) Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (2008) Mass Effect 2 (2010) COD: Infinite Warfare (2016) Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) XCOM2 (2017) TLOU2 (2020)
    2 points
  7. If I'm being very honest, I really hate ads most of the time because it tend to interrupt what I'm doing but I'm going to have an exception for VGR because the owner poured out his heart with asking us nicely. Mine is off as we speak.
    2 points
  8. Like you said, it's not an affiliate link, so no worries. I'm sadly not shocked to see these issues with the game, just EA being EA. The only thing in FIFA that's certain to work out of the box in are the in-app purchases. Still, it's cool to see the community coming together to help each other like PST.org have.
    2 points
  9. I wish the best for VGR forum, but having such a large user base might be good for ad revenue and clockthrough rate, but definitely isn't conducive to a healthy community. It is impossible to have a conversation when a topic gets a 100 new posts every minute.
    2 points
  10. I'm sorry, but I cannot regard in-app purchases of any kind being in a game in "beta" as acceptable. The whole point of a beta test is exactly that, a test, to make sure the base mechanics work and find bugs an faults. In app purchases, DLC and deluxe editions have no place in that scenario whatsoever. Keeping the game in "beta" for four years is an excuse to ride on to deny and delay promised features and content to string people along. It's a brilliant idea in terms of business. Only suffer the expenditure to develop half a game the milk the community for years rather than the COD or Battlefield mentality of developing a full game to only take in the money over a year or two at most. It's much easier for to convince a player base to be tolerant and patient for a game that's in a test phase and still in development. I would be no different, but that tolerance evaporates from me the very second that game offers any kind of DLC. A game is supposed be finished before such things are even contemplated, and if the dev's claim a game is in "beta", by thier own admission, the game is not finished. Cash shops, DLC, microtransactions, special editions, there is no excuse to have any of these things in a game that isn't finished, so there's no excuse to have them in a beta. Simple as that. What I describe as the false beta is something that isn't talked about nearly often enough in the gaming, but it is quite possibly the worst practice a game company can indulge in. It's manipulative, greedy and downright lazy. PUBG was a good example. Even when the game launched ON DISK for consoles they were still claiming it to test as an excuse for the outdated graphics and lack of full game features. The crown jewel of false tests has to be the aforementioned Star Citizen though. A "game" that's been in alpha, not even beta, for nearly a decade but still managed to take it over $300 million and counting from it's fans with pay-to-win DLC packs, some as expensive as a brand new 5-Series BMW. Escape from Tarkov may not be as extreme, but the similarities are undeniable. A "beta" that lasts as long four months would be suspect, never mind four years. I hate to bring it to you, but that game is never coming out as a complete game. If I were you, I'd jump ship before it sinks. But at the very least, please do not spend one penny more on it.
    2 points
  11. Game data and save data are separate on PS4 so I would assume they are on PS5 as well. You should also be able to back up your saves on to external storage like a thumb drive or onto the cloud if you have PS+.
    2 points
  12. Are you setting yourself any personal goals or targets for gaming in 2022? I know we're not quite there yet, but after a rotten 2020/21 I decided it was time to start looking forward. I've set myself a few goals to try and hit, all of which are on PlayStation platforms, and using TrueTrophies to guide me... 65% Completion including Owned DLC (by 31/12/22) Starting at 56.68%, 396 trophies left with 434 days to go (an average of 0.9 per day). 50 Platinum Trophies (by 31/12/22) Starting at 31, an increase of 19 over 433 days. Complete Final Fantasy VII (by 30/06/22) Starting at 12 trophies, an increase of 20 trophies over 249 days. I'm not pushing the boat out with these by any stretch, but it's something to aim for and hopefully go some way to clearing a bit of my backlog.
    1 point
  13. If you can stomach its age, I'd strongly recommend checking out the old Gothic games, where you can have a whole lot more than one summon. You can summon as many skeletons and whatnot as your mana will allow. Now that's a game that makes you feel like you're in control of a necromancer army! More impressive than summoning though is being able to craft spells, which I believe was introduced in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. But I'm more of an alchemy man myself; potioncraft and cookery is my cup of tea in roleplaying games these days (even when it's as 'authentic' as in Kingdom Come: Deliverance).
    1 point
  14. In a word, framerates. Most PS3 and even PS4 games were locked to 30 fps. The PS5 is easily capable of playing these games at 60 fps or more should the devs choose to release a patch that allows it, like Guerrilla recently did with Horizon Zero Dawn. At this point we have kind of a plateau in terms of graphical fidelity, so now gamer's have shifted their focus to getting smoother gameplay with higher framerates. So naturally devs and publishers have responded.
    1 point
  15. How about the summons in Skyrim? The use of magic mechanics in the game is one thing that stands out for me.
    1 point
  16. Activision did a very good job with what they did on Destiny 2 production. They use to be careless with some of their games but not with Destiny 2.
    1 point
  17. There were so many it would be hard to list them all. Here are 10 of the best. Test Drive III: The Passion 1990, this was basically my introduction to PC gaming, and as a kid I was obsessed with cars, so this game blew my mind. I've played some games before this one on other systems but I wasn't much about videogames before this one, this changed everything. I immediately wanted a PC. But it was at least a year later until my parents had the opportunity to buy a retired PC from the company they worked for. For an 8 year old a year is an eternity. Stunts. 1991 This was my favorite racing game for years, mainly due to it having a track builder. I used to plan maps on paper during the day while I was in dreary boring daycare, that I would build after I got home in the evening. Doom II 1994 The first FPS game that I really liked, John Romero is a genius for the level design of this game is another level, a level that I haven't seen since. if someone asked me to name the most perfect videogame this would be it. The Need of Speed 1995. The racing game that stepped up realism to an adequate level, everything before this was a joke, now we were getting serious. Command & Conquer 1995. My real introduction to real time strategy. I played Dune II but it was just a game for me it didn't really stand out. But C&C was a genre defining game, and it's sequel, Red Alert ended up as my most anticipated game ever, dethroned only by The Last of Us Part II. Transport Tycoon Deluxe 1995. The most satisfying game, one I still occasionally play to this date. There is no other game like it. It is timeless. I indeed played it this year too. That is 26 years later, I just want you to feel the weight of that. Other games become obsolete and not really satisfying to play without modern upgrades and remasters. Carmageddon 1997. I've mentioned my obsession with cars, but it's only half of the story, I was/am also obsessed with crashing cars, and this was the first game that allowed that with any kind of realism. So of course it become an instant favorite. The first game I stayed up until 1 am to play. Half Life 1998. If Doom II is the perfect game level design wise, this is the perfect one gameplay wise, shooting was never so visceral and enjoyable before, or since. I completely forgot time when this came out, and I only realized after 4am that I probably should go to sleep. That never happened to me since then, a complete loss of sense of time. System Shock II 1999. The most creepy and atmospheric game ever created. Bioshock is a mainstreamized knock off of System Shock, nothing more, this is the real deal. Gut wrenchingly scary, complex, but not overbearing. DeusEx 2000. Finally the model game that all games should be trying to dethrone as the best immersive simulator. Unfortunately that still hasn't happened to this date.
    1 point
  18. Jackie Chan The Stuntmaster his game that I played on PlayStation 1. It's so fun for me then playing with my friends especially classmates.
    1 point
  19. That means you have to get the ASUS gaming phone which has more than that I suppose and the Apple one.
    1 point
  20. Boblee

    How many controllers?

    If I should calculate all my consoles that I used to have and its controllers, it would be 4 for my Sega, 3 for PS1, 3 for PS2, 4 for PS3 and 6 for PS4.
    1 point
  21. skyfire

    Memory for Mobile Games

    Yeah for same price you can get the xiaomi products which are much better in the price and overall sales.
    1 point
  22. West of Loathing is another great and funny game that you can play PC if you want to play games at work because it can fit in well at one's workplace.
    1 point
  23. There are so many games that have the capability of scaring the gamers for life by having them so traumatized. Here is a list on WatchMojo.
    1 point
  24. There's an interesting test called Bartle's Test of Gamer Psychology (other names also known), wherein you can find out what kind of archetype you are. Here's my results, which I think reflect my experience rather well: You are 93% Socialiser What Bartle says: ♥ Socialisers are interested in people, and what they have to say. The game is merely a backdrop, a common ground where things happen to players. Inter-player relationships are important: empathising with people, sympathising, joking, entertaining, listening; even merely observing people play can be rewarding - seeing them grow as individuals, maturing over time. Some exploration may be necessary so as to understand what everyone else is talking about, and points-scoring could be required to gain access to neat communicative spells available only to higher levels (as well as to obtain a certain status in the community). Killing, however, is something only ever to be excused if it's a futile, impulsive act of revenge, perpetrated upon someone who has caused intolerable pain to a dear friend. The only ultimately fulfilling thing is not how to rise levels or kill hapless drips; it's getting to know people, to undertand them, and to form beautiful, lasting relationships. You are also: 67% Explorer 40% Achiever 0% Killer
    1 point
  25. Yes of course, I still play with him. Although he's old now at about 89 years, he still beat me most of the time. He's a genius.
    1 point
  26. Gran Turismo is a phenomenal car race game. What's your favorite GT series? For me, The original Gran Turismo happens to be my favorite.
    1 point
  27. I'm guessing playing either your Twisted Metal or GT or even NFS. It's been a while I saw your comments mate. I hope you are well?
    1 point
  28. He probably should hire the Scooby Doo detective agency because they're great at solving mysteries...I'm just saying.
    1 point
  29. Probably the PS3s.
    1 point
  30. It depends on a number of factors like what you do with your gaming setup. For instance, I'm also an animator, video editor and I plan to branch off into more things so I have a laptop and a portable monitor as well but I plan to get a full desktop setup once I move in the coming months.
    1 point
  31. I don't even play Genshin Impact but I find it ridiculous that people would make a big fuss about another character from a different series making a cameo in a game you play. Personally, I do like that sort of thing - it certainly adds a bit of surprise factor because you may be familiar with that character from the original series but how will they perform in this universe.
    1 point
  32. Yes, gaming addiction isn't worth it at all. We shouldn't spend too much of our time simply for video games. We should play and have time for other things too.
    1 point
  33. If you were stuck playing games from only one publisher for the rest of your life, which would you pick?
    1 point
  34. I live in a more urban area so of course, there isn't a lot of places I can go take random nature walks. Unless, I just go into the nearby bushes which I do to meditate sometimes.
    1 point
  35. Unless the companies are personally profiting from this financially - I don't think so at all.
    1 point
  36. If I get my hands on $50,000 cash, I'd give up gaming for at least 10 years. Do you know the amount of stress that money can solve for me?
    1 point
  37. Imagine having to drag my follower like that all the way through the game... It's going to be exhausting.
    1 point
  38. Shagger

    Streaming?

    I've seen the same products on Amazon sold for less elsewhere. They're not necessarily gaming related, but the fact is I have. Tools, for example. I also saw better deals on gaming laptops while I was shopping for one, hence why I didn't buy mine from Amazon.
    1 point
  39. I'm getting back to playing my Bioshock 2 today hopefully once I complete playing Bioshock Infinite. I have stayed away from playing B2 for a while now, I need to explore it once more.
    1 point
  40. I watch a lot of gaming content on Youtube (reviews, critiques, game design talks), so sometimes I'll watch videos on a game I have on my backlog. This'll help me get a better idea of what to expect, maybe clue me into the historical or industry significance of the game, and generally hype me up for the experience, since watching gameplay naturally makes me want to try it out for myself.
    1 point
  41. I do use ad block to access most of the internet while on my computer, but not my phone. I try to remember to turn it off for VGR, but it's inevitable that I forget at least some of the time. The recent video has odd helped me remember to turn it off because if I refresh VGR and it doesn't play realise that I've turned it off. Still, I'll do my best @DC.
    1 point
  42. I used to be one of those gamers.. I remember camping out at my local indie shop for 2-3 days waiting for them to get their delivery of Final Fantasy VIII on the PSone. I was only a teenager at the time.. 🤣 Now I don't really feel the same affiliation for my favourite game series', and will happily wait for them to drop in price. Even then, I'm in no great rush to play them when I do eventually buy them.. Case in point, I still haven't played Final Fantasy XII yet - and have only briefly played XIII, none of the sequels.
    1 point
  43. So true and what you're left with is a bunch of snowflakes who believe that everyone must think one way.
    1 point
  44. That's quite a journey for you moving all over to still end up back on Playstation. Xbox is good but it's not what I'd get into, it's only PC I can upgrade from PS to.
    1 point
  45. Boblee

    Last Game Played

    I'm a big fan of racing games. I have played the likes of Need for Speed, Dirt, Motor Gp, GT etc. I hope I can connect with lots of racing fans here.
    1 point
  46. Totally depends on my partner and their skill level.. I don't want to be carrying them through the game, but similarly I don't want to feel like I'm cheesing the difficulty by playing with someone who knows the game inside out. Unless I'm not overly keen on the game, then sign me up for extra cheese! 😆
    1 point
  47. Thanks. I'm making progress on the guitar, the lessons on Rocksmith are getting harder now. I have, however hit a little snag on the bass. The Nutt (the bar at the top of fretboard that holds the strings in place) has broke so the bass is out of commission until I can replace it.
    1 point
  48. Just as much an easy gain as it is a loss. But if you can gamble your wife away, then by all means do it.
    1 point
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