Random Gaming Thoughts

I’m currently looking for the Wulinshu on S2 (again) but also feeling like I should give Tears of the Kingdom another go. Haven’t played loads of it, but the approach to the Wind Temple was solid gold.
 
Industry rant incoming!
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So Pre-order details of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 3... Remake(?) are up & the prices just seem ridiculous!

Firstly, my stance on this release is that it is not a remake, but a facelift with updated graphics & some minor quality of life improvements - So far they've noted about an updated control scheme, I'm personally hoping they make the camo swapping functionality much more accecssible with shortcuts on the touchpad! I can't call this a Remake, as the in game maps are identical, cutscenes are shot for shot & voice acting is the same. Delta in general is a weird mis-mash that doesn't sit right with me.

Back to the pricing... I look to see they're charging £70 for this! As if this was a full AAA remake of the game! This Delta project is not offering the equivalent of Twin Snakes back in the Gamecube era. How can they justify the price for this alone... it gets worse too! The Deluxe Edition is £90!:MGS3DE.JPG
This includes a Steelbook, additional downloadable contents(?), a metal and enamel keychain, a FOX Unit iron-on patch and art cards. The only item people really care for is the Steelbook but is it worth an extra £20? - £20 top of the already extortionate £70.

Then you have Silent Hill 2 Remake - A proper FULL ground-up Remake which is £10 less & has a pre-order bonus of a Steelbook anyway! Am I the only one seeing the inconsistency here? Say what you will about the quality of SH2R but at least it is taking the concept of Silent Hill 2 & doing something different with it.

I'd love to say I could ignore it all & play the Master Collection but they couldn't even release that in stable condition, sure it's had updates but as someone who likes to buy physical media having a broken product on disc is not ideal - This is an industry wide problem though. My current way to play MGS3 is the 360 HD Collection version via XB1X backwards compatibility, so despite Delta & the Master Collection I Do still have that!

The pricing of the gaming industry is getting ridiculous & by the example I just mentioned often feels inconsistent with what game is given such price tag. I'm priced out, I rarely buy games Day One unless it is among my favourite franchises or something really special. If other game consumers are put off as much as me I can see why in-game monetization is on the rise.
 
It’s time to normalize remakes that do not ruin the original titles and know when to leave well enough alone. Metroid Prime, Shadow of the Colossus, Mario RPG - much more in line with fan expectations than travesties like FF7.
 
Did Ghost of Tsushima bore the arse off anyone else? Just uninstalled it after thirty-six hours of playtime, of which I found maybe the first ten enjoyable. Great combat and gorgeous environments, but everything else is just dull.

Go here > MONGOLS! > Kill Mongols > Go there > MONGOLS!> Kill Mongols > Cute fox on the way to going there > Get there > MONGOLS!!!

I couldn't take it any more 😄
 
Did Ghost of Tsushima bore the arse off anyone else? Just uninstalled it after thirty-six hours of playtime, of which I found maybe the first ten enjoyable. Great combat and gorgeous environments, but everything else is just dull.

Go here > MONGOLS! > Kill Mongols > Go there > MONGOLS!> Kill Mongols > Cute fox on the way to going there > Get there > MONGOLS!!!

I couldn't take it any more 😄
Had the same with RDR2, it was like a boring GTA
 
Had the same with RDR2, it was like a boring GTA
Ah, sorry to hear that, man. I really enjoyed the first RDR. Did you play the first one also? If so, what was so wrong with it by comparison?
 
Industry rant incoming!

The pricing of the gaming industry is getting ridiculous & by the example I just mentioned often feels inconsistent with what game is given such price tag. I'm priced out, I rarely buy games Day One unless it is among my favourite franchises or something really special. If other game consumers are put off as much as me I can see why in-game monetization is on the rise.
Yep. I totally get it. I think I really started to take notice with Mass Effect Andromeda.

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Cool looking collector's edition right? RC Nomad is top notch. You get a nice little steelebook to hold your disc. Cost was about $200. Released in 2017. Now... what is the collector's edition missing? Oh yeah... the game. They DIDN'T provide the game with the overpriced CE! Absolutely ridiculous. I ended up getting the $70 Delux Edition that did come with the game instead and only because Mass Effect is a favorite series.

It was during these days that publishers went insane with their collector's editions. I think I recall Capcom doing an $800-$1000 CE for an RE4 remaster with Leon's jacket, an old school typewriter and other oddities. I remember a CoD mini fridge at one point. Just...ridiculous.

I haven't bought a CE since Uncharted 4 released in 2016 and that was at the $120 mark for some pretty cool items. That was reasonable. I think if I had ever bought another CE it would be one of three games and only if they had something I found really cool and for a reasonable price... no more than $150 (inflation).
1. Uncharted continuation
2. Dino Crisis Remake (specifically a Regina statue for my nerd shelf)
3. Mass Effect 5 (if it came with the game)

Time will tell, but I'm coming up on a decade of no collector's editions. Granted, the industry can't seem to produce more than one game a year I'd be willing to shell out full standard price for, let alone overpriced crap boxed in with a download code.
 
Virtua Fighter 1-4 HD compilation.

Why has this never happened?

I’ve only played the first two, but guess they’re all good.
 
the only 2 upcoming games i'm looking forward to are the metal gear sold 3 remake and star wars outlaws.

i'm not worried about the mgs3 remake but the only thing i'm concerned about, is whether star wars outlaws will be playable upon release or if they will need 4-6months to fix it via updates.. like star wars jedi survivor (i didn't touch it until it was fixed, but imo SW jedi survivor was a great game).
 
the only 2 upcoming games i'm looking forward to are the metal gear sold 3 remake and star wars outlaws.

i'm not worried about the mgs3 remake but the only thing i'm concerned about, is whether star wars outlaws will be playable upon release or if they will need 4-6months to fix it via updates.. like star wars jedi survivor (i didn't touch it until it was fixed, but imo SW jedi survivor was a great game).
Yeah, the industry isn't making much of interest for me anymore. Sure, they've announced games that I want to play, but few have real excitement behind them. The games in question may not even be released on PS5 regardless that they were announced years ago. That said... there is one game recently announced that I'm looking forward too that should release next year... Double Dragon is making a come back. Hopefully it's decent.

I really enjoyed Jedi Survivor. I waited until it was half off during the Black Friday sale and didn't start playing it till Christmas, which was apparently enough time to patch it. The two Jedi games are probably the best Star Wars games I've played since Jedi Academy during the late 90's. Granted, I'm not huge into the franchise... which is apparently a good thing given all the mourning occurring over the new series killing off the lore like a sith killing children.
 
Yeah, the industry isn't making much of interest for me anymore. Sure, they've announced games that I want to play..

thinking about it, the only other game coming out this year i want to buy is warhammer 40,000 space marine.

the first one on the ps3 was like a watered down gears of war but having said that it, i remember it being a really fun shooter and i hope this upcoming one turns out good.
 
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