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OldBoy 07-27-21 06:52 PM

Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate
 
102 GB!! Holy moley!! i'm definitely crashing into my house!! does the game tell you how to get to your location and stuff?

nickdawgy 07-28-21 08:34 AM

Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate
 

Originally Posted by OldBoy (Post 13962866)
102 GB!! Holy moley!! i'm definitely crashing into my house!! does the game tell you how to get to your location and stuff?

It's half that if you don't install the offline mode. You need great internet though. And you can't crash into your house. It's just a black screen.

T-bone22 07-28-21 09:31 AM

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You can turn off crashing and instead of a black screen, you will just bounce off of your house.

Decker 08-22-21 10:33 AM

Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate
 
Big article in The Ringer on new Game Pass game Twelve Minutes. They rarely do video game stories. This sounds interesting. I plan to check it out today.

‘Twelve Minutes’ Will Suck You Into Its Time Loop


The Questyen 08-22-21 11:42 AM

Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate
 

Originally Posted by Decker (Post 13973783)
Big article in The Ringer on new Game Pass game Twelve Minutes. They rarely do video game stories. This sounds interesting. I plan to check it out today.

‘Twelve Minutes’ Will Suck You Into Its Time Loop


I gave thoughts in the What are you playing thread.

tonyc3742 09-09-21 03:55 PM

Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate
 
I dl'ed 12Min but haven't played it yet. It definitely looked intriguing.
Started CrisTales, which I had first heard of about a year ago in a PC Gamer preview. Sounded cool. And it is, to an extent. The time switching is interesting, both in combat and out. What annoyed me was the real-time nature of combat, where you have to hit a button to block or critical. The animation and art style is cute and unique, but also (at least for me) VERY hard to tell the proper time to hit. And even early on, I'm finding that timing will make or break your success. I put it aside.

My recent 'random try' game is Crown Trick.

It just came out. It definitely does not harness the full power of XSX, but it's got personality. It's sort of a cross between Hades, Slay the Spire, and Fatal Labyrinth, the old-ass Sega Genesis game. "Turn based roguelike" (Roguelikes are apparently Teh Hotness now). A run seems longer than Hades or STS, so we'll see what happens when I finish/lose one.
I like it so far, but it's definitely slower paced and more strategic than twitch. I actually prefer that, it's a nice change of pace, I have always liked turn based RPGs (although I do like Diablo-like games as well.)

mhg83 09-30-21 04:59 PM

Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate
 
Scarlet Nexus just got added.


Decker 09-30-21 05:02 PM

Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate
 
In far less exciting news, here's October's Games with Gold.
At least the 360 games are good.


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DVDChris 09-30-21 05:02 PM

Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate
 

Originally Posted by mhg83 (Post 13991256)
Scarlet Nexus just got added.

Nice! Also Marvel’s Avengers games which I’ve been wanting to try

Jeremy517 09-30-21 06:41 PM

Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate
 

Originally Posted by Decker (Post 13991259)
In far less exciting news, here's October's Games with Gold.
At least the 360 games are good.

I only played the Steam version, but I thought Aaero was an enjoyable EDM rhythm game.

mhg83 10-01-21 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by DVDChris (Post 13991260)
Nice! Also Marvel’s Avengers games which I’ve been wanting to try

it's absolutely crazy how good a value Gamepass has become.
With the Halo, Forza this year, and Starfield next year, you have to wonder when a price hike is coming?

tonyc3742 10-01-21 12:14 PM

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Ditto! Hopefully not for a long time...I hope MS is finding that balance between 'ongoing revenue stream' and 'enough money to buy publishers and release games.'
I'm actually good till mid 2023 and i've got another half-dozen subscription codes banked up.
I've been tempted to buy Avengers so I definitely downloaded that one. Downloaded like six GP games yesterday.

maxfisher 10-04-21 02:09 PM

Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate
 

Originally Posted by Decker (Post 13973783)
Big article in The Ringer on new Game Pass game Twelve Minutes. They rarely do video game stories. This sounds interesting. I plan to check it out today.

‘Twelve Minutes’ Will Suck You Into Its Time Loop


I know I’m late to the party on this one, but I played it for a bit last night and it was the most disappointed I’ve been in a game in a while. I’m kind of shocked someone was willing to pay for big name voice talent for such a lousy game.

If you’re going to do a point and click adventure in 2021, it really feels like you either need to force enough linearity for the story and dialog to make sense or you have to add a lot more flexibility than this one has. It sits in a lousy middle ground where you end up with dialog options, actions and reactions that are repetitive and frequently seem stupid within the moment’s context. It was fairly buggy too, with the three characters frequently walking through each other and a couple instances of one of them passing through a door.

Also, I broke the plant in the bedroom on one loop and it stayed permanently broken on the resets, which I thought must mean something. I read a spoiler of the ending and it looks like the only thing the plant does is give you an achievement for watering it, so that was a crappy red herring, whether by design or just a bug.

tonyc3742 10-25-21 10:29 PM

Re: Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate
 
Recent new GP game I've been playing:
Into the Pit.
Another 'roguelike/roguelite'.
The coloring is weird and it's definitely throwback graphics.
It feels like a cross between Hades and Heretic.
I've only gotten to the first dungeon's boss once, and he killed me, so it might end up being just a liiiiittle more repetitive than I want. Or it might be one of those "i want to play something for twenty minutes" like Slay the Spire.
So far each Chamber takes 2, maybe 3 minutes on average; there are 4 per level, and I think you have to go through 3 levels to get to the first boss. So about half an hour, unless you die.
It does support Quick Resume.

GP memberships (37% growth) reportedly didn't quite meet MS targets of 48% growth.
I know they're really pushing the cloud gaming as a new feature, hoping to get more subs that way.
I have to believe the poor purchasing experience of many people when trying to buy an XSX, and to a lesser extent XSS, is having an impact on that (I know PS5 sales are dealing with the same issues of scalpers and chip shortages.)
Does the console come with a GP trial yet? That seems like a no-brainer to me, toss in a card for a month sub with the console to get people to try it out.


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