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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 0:16 
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Demon’s Souls is easily, for me at least, the best launch title ever made. It’s so utterly incomprehensible for hours but then things start falling into place, equipment burden, item burden, what rocks are needed for what upgrades, who sells what rocks, who’s got the healing grass, what the fuck is world tendency and so on. It’s the exact same game as the PS3 mechanically but it’s so different from the Dark Souls staples that came that you have to learn it all over again.

Oh it’s so difficult and punishing and it really fucking is. Each level has a single checkpoint and some of these areas are bloody massive. It took me a solid hour to do the first level and I didn’t die once. And lord knows how much I spent rinsing level 2-2’s giant map and I died a lot. But then you figure out the kinks and suddenly you’re chopping heads and rushing past those sections you think you can safely do so.

And the age old Dark Souls technique of running through chunks of the level will just get you absolutely fucking wrecked on occasion. It can work, but, man, do you have to be careful.

It helps a great deal that this look the fucking bizness. The sound effects are great and the haptic feedback is nice and complimentary.

And I played this reasonably soon after it came out on the PS3 over here and I had ZERO fucking online action. Nothing at all. Now I can play coop with my mate, invade worlds finally and do some friendly cooperation. It’s the complete version of the game finally.

I’ve only been disappointed on one occasion at the minute: Flamelurkers boss level is one of those fantasy forge wankfest that seem trite by now. Just lava pouring all over the place. Running through the floor and lighting up the church which now has this wanky dragon skull decoration. The original was a quiet cave filled with dragon bones in front of a church lit by candles. It’s lost a bit of the mystique. It’s still an alright fight and the flame effects are generally just fucking stunning. There’s some areas where I don’t know how many shades of red reflecting lava were on screen but I’m thinking it had at least all of them. The flames are wicked too as those twatty fire lizards set fire to wooden structures they pass near which spreads up the wall and they even light up corpses on the floor.

Oh and the atmosphere is brilliant. That second world, had my balls in a vice it did during the tunnel section below the mine. All of its been terrific.

Best launch game ever.


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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:52 
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Best launch game ever.

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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 0:25 
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I'm sure there's plenty of scope for opinions, but Mario 64 was a mega launch game... It blew me away

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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 0:31 
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
I'm sure there's plenty of scope for opinions, but Mario 64 was a mega launch game... It blew me away


And look how far away you ended up! Pretty compelling case.


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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 14:07 
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I tell you this about the PS5 (vs the XSX). Man alive the disc drive is loud as fuck and every time you turn it on with a disc in the drive it spins the disc for a while and makes a racquet. It’s probably louder or softer depending on the surface you’ve got it resting on but I had to swap my PS5 & Xbox positions cause it was doing my tits in. The ostentatious look of the PS5 is nice but I prefer the understated aesthetics of the Xbox. I’d prefer if neither were ‘on show’ in the living room so having just a black box sitting quietly out the way does it for me. And the Xbox unboxing experience felt special whereas the PS5 was just a shit box with the stuff in there.

But for everything else that matters, the PS5 games & controller blow the Xbox out the water right now. It feels next gen, exclusive and something that you can’t have, say, by paying through the nose for a PC rig.


Seems like there’s a disc spinning bug or something unexplained going on here.

https://www.vg247.com/2020/11/23/ps5-di ... ssion=true


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 Post subject: Re: Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 14:39 
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if PS4 games take advantage of the Pro enhancements then I’ll be all over that.
Well, this is pure speculation, but it seems moderately reasonable to assume that on day one existing PS4 games would look as good on the PS5 as they look on the PS4 Pro, would have better/more stable framerates, and have drastically shortened load times.

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 Post subject: Re: Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 14:41 
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Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Sure. Maybe Star Citizen too.

Grim... did not nail this, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 15:37 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Grim... wrote:
LewieP wrote:
Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Sure. Maybe Star Citizen too.

Grim... did not nail this, though.

I…kind of feel bad for those who backed Star Citizen.

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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 18:52 
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I got a little citizenship card to put in my wallet! By the time the game comes out it may belong to my son, but there we are.

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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:58 
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The stats thing. A colleague has 2500 hours on Monster Hunter, fucking hell!


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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:48 
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Jesus!

Simon?

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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:54 
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Who else :DD

He kept saying how much he loved the game but I never knew that he actually lived there.


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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 13:18 
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Jesus, assuming a modest 5 hour day, that's still 500 days solid


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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 13:20 
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Is it a good game?

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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 13:35 
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I played it on the 3DS a while back and I could see how someone would lose hours on it... Not as many as Simon here, but still. It was quite good and seemed rather deep.


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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 14:21 
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Many games that i have racked up hours in are hours spent at the main menu, or idling in safe spaces.

Certainly a fair chunk of souls-game-time was waiting at bonfires.


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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 15:19 
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Mr Dave wrote:
Many games that i have racked up hours in are hours spent at the main menu, or idling in safe spaces.

Certainly a fair chunk of souls-game-time was waiting at bonfires.

2500 hours though?

I spent a lot of time on the Souls games but the most I got to was 125 I think.

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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
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Mr Dave wrote:
Many games that i have racked up hours in are hours spent at the main menu, or idling in safe spaces.

Certainly a fair chunk of souls-game-time was waiting at bonfires.


I wondered that too, but wasn't sure if Monster Hunter had reasons to leave the game running. Out of curiosity, I checked my Animal Crossing game stats and that's at 2,385 hours, but most of that time I'm nowhere near the console.

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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 17:13 
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Zardoz wrote:
Mr Dave wrote:
Many games that i have racked up hours in are hours spent at the main menu, or idling in safe spaces.

Certainly a fair chunk of souls-game-time was waiting at bonfires.

2500 hours though?

I spent a lot of time on the Souls games but the most I got to was 125 I think.


175 hours on Dark Souls 3 for me. I only clocked it twice but I’ve done all the DLC and spent a significant amount of time doing invasions and PvPing.


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 Post subject: Re: PS5 confirmed
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 21:57 
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You can be Goro the boss!

I was waiting to get summoned to help out with Maneater and suddenly I’m the boss fighting someone who was ill prepared for me poking holes into his face!


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