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#11
avatar_Jason
The Locker Room / Re: Personal Gaming Thread
Last post by Jason - February 07, 2024 @ 10:38:43 AM
I'm halfway through AC2 and the gameplay is MUCH better. Assuming things don't take a turn for the worse in the second half, all of my complaints with the first game have been improved on in this game.
#12
avatar_Jason
The Locker Room / Re: Xbox Series X/S
Last post by Jason - February 07, 2024 @ 10:32:42 AM
I hope you're right about them releasing a 10th generation console. After that, I'll be too old to give a shit anymore.
#13
avatar_Brad Company
The Locker Room / Re: Xbox Series X/S
Last post by Brad Company - February 06, 2024 @ 05:33:06 PM
They're going to lean heavily into publishing, but I think one more round of hardware may still come out. Their problems are serious though: Gamepass really has killed the cash flow from a mediocre crop of exclusives recently. Developer costs are higher for the platform because of the dual hardware requirements, and console sales for them have been atrocious. Lowering Series X to $350 didn't move the meter at all. The company overall is in serious cost cutting mode and games and services is getting hit hard.
#14
avatar_Jason
The Locker Room / Re: Xbox Series X/S
Last post by Jason - February 06, 2024 @ 04:16:10 PM
It'll be interesting to see what Phil Spencer says next week with all the leaks about Microsoft games going multi-platform. It's going to be a sad day if Microsoft exits the console market.
#15
avatar_Jason
The Locker Room / Re: Personal Gaming Thread
Last post by Jason - February 03, 2024 @ 01:16:38 AM
I finished AC 1 tonight and take back everything good I said about the game. The combat becomes so difficult that it stopped being enjoyable. The bad parkour controls made the game much harder and frustrating than it needed to be, and the guards constantly being alerted to your presence got old by the end of the game. I ended up having my son beat a lot of the missions with combat later in the game.

The guards constantly swarm you and unless you have perfect timing to pull off a block/instant kill combo, you'll never do any damage to them. Even when you do time it correctly, another guard will hit you to stop your animation from playing out. It guess going from God of War, which has great combat, to an Xbox 360 game didn't help things.

Don't even get me started on the camera and horrible throwing knife controls. I'm so glad to be done with this game and hope 2 is much better.
#16
avatar_Jason
The Locker Room / Re: Personal Gaming Thread
Last post by Jason - February 02, 2024 @ 10:27:49 AM
I've completed 6 of the 9 assassinations required to complete the AC and hope to finish it tonight. It'll be the first AC game I've every completed and it only took me 17 years to do it.

I'm looking forward to AC 2 because it supposedly fixes a lot of the issues I have with the original game like the bad parkour controls and ease of alerting enemies while walking around the cities.
#17
avatar_Jason
The Locker Room / Re: Super Mega Baseball 3 comi...
Last post by Jason - February 02, 2024 @ 10:21:49 AM
Quote from: Jason on January 31, 2024 @ 06:16:06 PMThanks for the info. I'll probably buy it since I wanted one of the Super Mega Baseball games on Xbox, and at $20 it's cheaper than either SMB 2 or SMB 3.
I ended up buying it. I'm waiting until I finish AC before trying it out.
#18
avatar_Jason
The Locker Room / Re: Super Mega Baseball 3 comi...
Last post by Jason - January 31, 2024 @ 06:16:06 PM
Thanks for the info. I'll probably buy it since I wanted one of the Super Mega Baseball games on Xbox, and at $20 it's cheaper than either SMB 2 or SMB 3.
#19
avatar_Brad Company
The Locker Room / Re: Super Mega Baseball 3 comi...
Last post by Brad Company - January 31, 2024 @ 02:25:18 PM
I did indeed, it feels an awful lot like 3, but I don't play these a lot. Probably the best looking of the bunch, it seems very polished.
#20
avatar_Jason
The Locker Room / Re: Xbox Series X/S
Last post by Jason - January 30, 2024 @ 11:10:38 AM
Quote from: Jason on January 29, 2024 @ 09:36:14 PMI'm debating whether or not I should get Madden 24 while it's on sale for $20. I've haven't bought a Madden game since '21 and have been getting the itch to play a football game with the playoffs wrapping up.
I had $5 in Microsoft store credit, so I ended up getting it.