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Old 03-29-24, 10:51 AM
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
The Stellar Blade demo is up now.
thanks AT. had my eyes on this one.
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
The Stellar Blade demo is up now.
I downloaded it, to see if actually playing it gives me a more positive impression than I've had from the gameplay videos I've seen. I suppose I'll give it a try tonight.
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

Not feeling the love for Stellar Blade. It plays like a forgotten PS3 era game that was simply rebuilt on Unreal 4 and dumped on the PS5. I literally just stood in front of the first boss, blocking and attacking until a cutscene was triggered and it was dead (I chose Normal difficulty instead of Story).

The graphics are nothing to write home about. The characters all look blind (think Seth Rogan's character from Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers) and move awkwardly (at times, Taki, your partner during the prologue, looks like her head isn't exactly connected to her body). Oddly enough, you have to activate HDR in the settings menu, as it's off by default.

Also, it has one of the most amateurish sound mixes I've heard from a big action game. Whether you select Automatic, Headphones, or Speakers, the Center speaker remains silent. The Surrounds don't always kick in when you'd expect, either. During the opening scene with all the missiles flying by, I only got sound from my Front Left & Right speakers. My Surrounds did kick in during the mayhem on the ground, but remained silent during a ship crash before the boss battle and during the action cinematic triggered after the boss battle.

Oh and you can't pause or skip cutscenes.


EDIT: You can skip cutscenes after all. Hold the Circle button.

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Old 04-02-24, 09:20 AM
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

I don't think the game will get the attention to need a thread to itself, but they just announced that the Metroidvania Tales of Kenzera will be on PS+ when it launches later this month. Great news for me.
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

Looks like a cool game!
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

^ looks too "souls like" for me.
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

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^ looks too "souls like" for me.
curious what you think "souls like" means
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

Our lids love Minecraft.

Is Minecraft Legends any good?
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

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curious what you think "souls like" means
it was a joke.
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

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Our lids love Minecraft.

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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

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Is Minecraft Legends any good?
my daughter plays Minecraft all the time. She dropped Legends after a day. It was absolutely not her cup of tea. It’s a vastly different game than what Minecraft is. Legends is a real time strategy game but simplified for a younger crowd. Think league of legends or something like that.
I say skip it, but who knows… your kids may be into it.
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Yeah my kid loves both Minecraft and Dungeons and barely touched Legends, in fact they announced that they wouldn't be continuing to develop/updating it so it had to have been somewhat of a flop. But it should also be dirt cheap so...
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

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Yeah my kid loves both Minecraft and Dungeons and barely touched Legends, in fact they announced that they wouldn't be continuing to develop/updating it so it had to have been somewhat of a flop. But it should also be dirt cheap so...
It's free on PS Plus this month
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

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It's free on PS Plus this month
Oh totally worth that price then.

Because of the price hikes and lack of use I've been off of my PS Plus sub for a month now, waiting for a sale...
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

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it was a joke.
Was it though?
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

My daughter (she’s 6) wants to play Minecraft and be a YouTuber.
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

interesting and hopefully true.....the few times we played we really liked it. Ghost Recon: Wildlands was darn close and great with others. love to see this return.....

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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

Oh, damn. Friends and I were ADDICTED to SOCOM online when it came out on PS2. We'd pass the controller around. after online matches and play till the sun came up.
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20


Another free launch game for PS Plus Extra tier. Animal Well. A pixel-based Medtriodvaina game. Doesn't look like much, but it could be cool, I guess.
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Re: PlayStation 5 - 11/12/20

Oh, nice. I've heard good things about Animal Well. Strange that it's labeled as an April game when it doesn't launch until May, IIRC.

Two new metroidvanias within a couple weeks of each other.

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