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Discussion in 'Madden/Video Games' started by Dom McRaven, May 18, 2017.

  1. Ludy51

    Ludy51 Ravens Ring of Honor

    Last of us takes precident. Always
     
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  2. SepticeyePoe

    SepticeyePoe Ravens Ring of Honor

    Ok. I'm excited to play it.
     
  3. 29BmoreBird22

    29BmoreBird22 Staff Member Moderator Writer

    To me, Assassins Creed was a very unique and fun game, but way too repetitive, the first one especially. Go to three areas and do the exact same type of missions and kill someone. If you need to fight, counter with the hidden blade. AC2 cleaned up many issues with the series, but the series as a whole is the same with a different setting.

    Uncharted and LoU are by the same company, so you'll love both. Very, very good games.
     
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  4. rossihunter2

    rossihunter2 Staff Member Moderator

    dont bother finishing assassin's creed 1 - or if you do at least think of it more like a beta for the better games in the rest of the series - assasins creed 2 and assassins creed black flag are the best two so far

    likewise i feel similarly about uncharted 1 - you can probably just skip it and start uncharted 2 because as with assassins creed they sort out a lot of the issues of the 1st one

    but holy crap, if you have the chance to play the last of us, just play it... it's storytelling that's so good it might change your life - it's better and more engaging and emotive character-driven storytelling better than a lot of mainstream film and tv - and if at all possible dont watch any trailers because it'll make the beginning of the game that much more interesting and shocking and brutal
     
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  5. SepticeyePoe

    SepticeyePoe Ravens Ring of Honor

    I'm having trouble really getting into Assassin's Creed. I may give it another go after I play the Last of Us.

    I like Uncharted, but I'm still getting used to the combat. I find it difficult to fight all of the bad guys at some points. I'll either run out of ammo or I'll just be stuck trying to shoot someone. Hopefully I'll get better as I play more.
     
  6. rossihunter2

    rossihunter2 Staff Member Moderator

    I'd suggest skipping the end of assassins creed and starting assassins creed 2 in stead - it's probably still the best of that series even now - and the first assassins creed isn't really indicative of the story or gameplay of the rest of the series

    Uncharted's combat mechanics are probably the worst thing about it in the whole series (that and the 1 dimensional climbing until the 4th one) but they do improve after the first game - the 4th probably has the best story and best gameplay of the series but 2 and 3 do good things too but are probably weaker on the whole

    But yeah the last of us is where it's at - when I saw the announcement trailer for the sequel I nearly teared up and that only ever happens when I watch Star Wars
     
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  7. Ludy51

    Ludy51 Ravens Ring of Honor

    I almost screamed when the Firefly symbol was first shown
     
  8. rossihunter2

    rossihunter2 Staff Member Moderator

    And without spoiling the end of the first game for septiceye, I'd just like to mention that I did scream when they started singing and we finally saw who it was
     
  9. 29BmoreBird22

    29BmoreBird22 Staff Member Moderator Writer

    If you think the excessive combat in this game is bad, wait until you hit 3. That game had me so mad because I died more than I ever have in a game.
     
  10. SepticeyePoe

    SepticeyePoe Ravens Ring of Honor

    I thought it was just me being bad at games, haha. It's good to know that there is more fun to look forward to. :lol:
     
  11. rossihunter2

    rossihunter2 Staff Member Moderator

    it's maybe the biggest problem with the uncharted games - the combat mechanics and occasional repetitiveness of combat situations
     
  12. Jacquouille

    Jacquouille Ravens Ring of Honor Supporter

    From my manga experience, always finish before it's too late.
     
  13. SepticeyePoe

    SepticeyePoe Ravens Ring of Honor

    Yeah it might be too late to finish Assassin's Creed. I can't even remember where I left off.
     
  14. 29BmoreBird22

    29BmoreBird22 Staff Member Moderator Writer

    I mean, you're trying to go after the same treasure as a massive army of people, so fighting many people along the way is understandable.

    Just, be prepared to replay a level like 10 times and learn exactly where each enemy is and the best order to tackle them.
     
  15. Ludy51

    Ludy51 Ravens Ring of Honor

    Started another playthrough through the Uncharted games and I have to say, I'm not seeing what's so bad about the combat
     
  16. rossihunter2

    rossihunter2 Staff Member Moderator

    its more to do with how many enemies there are, how bullet spongey they are, the locking you into a sequence of melee moves in the first couple of games which leave you frustratingly vulnerable, the lack of choice in melee (it feels cool because of its use of environment and its cinematic feel but oftentimes is just smooshing a load of buttons that might as well be prompted)

    thats not to say its that bad - its just the weakest part of an incredible franchise in my opinion
     
  17. Ludy51

    Ludy51 Ravens Ring of Honor

    Fair enough
     
  18. SepticeyePoe

    SepticeyePoe Ravens Ring of Honor

    And I'm assuming you've played it already. I still haven't gotten used to it yet.
     
  19. 29BmoreBird22

    29BmoreBird22 Staff Member Moderator Writer

    What games have you gotten?
     
  20. Ludy51

    Ludy51 Ravens Ring of Honor

    The best part of Horizon's combat is how you have to approach every enemy differently. No two encounters feel the same. Especially with how different components can be broken to damage specific parts of the machine
     

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