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Ryu_Niiyama

I should put this in the PC thread since that is where I'm playing it but that thread doesn't see a lot of action in general.

The combat in Vampyr sucks (as does the level design) no pun intended. Remember Me has better combat than this so I can't give them the "they aren't used to action games..." pass. I want to like this game, but I'm starting not to care. Especially since I'm not running around murdering people as the game wants you to.

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX You're just patient. And I"m very much not. I'm also spoiled by Switch and you are not That might be a bigger deal. South park on Switch kills me with those load times too..... But next to PS4 the load times are also long on X1X (from the internal drive, and considering 4k textures vs PS4Pro usually not having them.)

IIRC they just use a bog standard 5400RPM 2.5" drive....nothing special, nothing different than PS4 comes with. I have read somewhere that did bench tests that PS4 Pro's internal hard drive loaded faster than X1X's internal drive, however PS4 Pro's USB bus is sluggish so X1X pulls faster speeds from external drives.

@BlueOcean Yeah, internal was slow, and a WD My Passport was ok but still slow compared to my FireCuda (SSHD.) I did replace the 4TB My Passport 2.5" with a 3.5" Toshiba X300 6TB....GamePass now...need the space!

Yeah, PS4 OG was SLOOOOWWWW to load, and extremely loud. Pro is much much faster to load and smoother performing overall even if most games look no different But 1X 4k textures are presumably the major bog down in speeds. I got the Pro mostly for the load times, actually

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia No, man... it's the other way around: it's YOU. I, my friend, and BlueOcean here, all think it loads much faster, and YOU are the only one having issues with it, so look to thy self...

I was even almost about to clock some games on my S with a stopwatch, but then I thought to myself that I wasn't about to go and do something so crazy, seeing as I'm more than satisfied with how it runs and works, so I really don't give a rat's @ss if one system is 20 seconds faster than the other or not. Those minor differences aren't going to ruin my life in any meaningful way, so I'm not even going to bother myself by getting annoyed over it, because that would make me put energy into something completely futile...

Then again, I actually already kind of expected you to be dissecting such stuff in a console, seeing as you're also quite involved with all the minutiae of audio and video related settings and performances.

Say for example that we would both buy the same console at the exact same time, then by the time you would finally be ready tweaking all that stuff, I would probably already have finished my first game...

As for the difference between the One X and the Pro: methinks that having to load only checker-boarded make believe faux-4K textures that aren't even a fourth in size compared to what the X offers, is probably the main reason, because both in hardware and in ACTUAL 4K content, the X is by far the superior system.

On a side note: I don't know if it comes across, but I'm kind of p**d off, so if that's the case, don't take too much offense, but I've had a REALLY bad day. This afternoon, I got a security alert from my Gmail account all of a sudden, on this PC, the one I've been using for more than 4 years now, with the same damn browser and all, and for whatever reason it made me doubt my security (coming up with a weird IP address that had logged in to my account, one that I didn't recognize), and as such, I chose to change my password.

For some reason, it didn't stick or didn't get validated, and now I'm locked out of my own account. My private account, under my own real name, that I also use for business purposes, until Google sees fit to reset my password, or even (hopefully) help me out with it in the first place.

The on screen message that I got is that it usually takes between 3 and 5 days. I had to give them my other email, my anonymous one, that I use on here, and on other, non-work related sites that I'm on, in order to be able to receive updates and a "reset password link" once my request is validated.

Now I'm stuck waiting for it to hopefully all turn out right again. Five friggin' days max of not being able to email, NOT having details to partners, customers, numerous accounts and so on! I'm probably going to have to wade through dozens upon dozens of emails in my inbox if the issue gets resolved.

And that is assuming that it actually gets resolved in the first place, seeing as I'm just a one man company, so if I can't convince them that the account belongs to me and that I really need all that info and all those emails back, then I have a MASSIVE problem... Ugghh... I don't even want to think about that.

Even typing this is already stressing me out again, and I was just at the point of being a bit more relaxed again, after the initial outrage I felt this afternoon. So, I'm going to quit now, before I'm going to assault something or someone...

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Dezzy

Have we had any indication of when more 360 games will be added?
I'm still wondering why none of the FF13 games have been added. I assumed Squenix were doing a remaster trilogy but we've heard nothing and it doesn't seem like something that would take several years.

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DarthNocturnal

Square? Do something that takes several more years then needed? Perish the thought.

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Yeah but a last gen game basically needs no changes made to it. Higher resolution and higher framerate and you're done. No reason that should take very long.

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NEStalgia

Cloud saves are a wonderful thing. I bought Deus ex hr digitally. Loaded it up, and was greeted by syncing cloud saves. Sure enough, continue brought me to mid boss battle at the end of picus. Where i left off 12112011. How cool is that?

Crew 2 is... Mixed. Really cool, looks beautiful, screw the cars, boats and planes and if road are cool. But where 1 had bad races and cool cohesion, 2 feels like Steep with engines. There's an open world but no actual sense of reason to use it... Just quick travel to events from a menumap.

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Heheheh... Yeah, The Crew is a nice try, but Forza Horizon is just SO much better than that, isn't it?

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CanisWolfred

Dezzy wrote:

@DarthNocturnal

Yeah but a last gen game basically needs no changes made to it. Higher resolution and higher framerate and you're done. No reason that should take very long.

Yes there is: Anniversary editions. Can't bank on nostalgia if it hasn't been long enough to be nostalgic...and believe me, it'll take a long time before enough people have feelings for FFXIII that resemble "nostalgia"...

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX even putting horizon and nfs aside, both better imo, crew 2 has a crisis versus crew 1. Racing is (much much) better, and the water and air plus off-road added makes it special, but the package that binds it is like Steep... Which is to say, gawd awful. . Step is amazing as basically the only winter action sports game ever, and it does events so well, but the game would be better with just a menu and linear progress than that horrible excuse for an open world. In fact the Pyong Chang Olympic expansion is infinitely better than the main game because it does just that. Then crew 2 follows the same bad formula

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Dezzy

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Yeah I didn't realise next year will be the 10 year anniversary. That might be it.

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Good to know. I'll keep that in mind. I only have the first game, and I found it to be only mildly entertaining, and the driving seemed kinda "off" to me, so at some point, I just stopped playing it. Good thing I didn't buy it myself: it came with the free games of Games with Gold.

Still have it installed, though. No idea why, since I never even play it anymore and Forza Horizon 3 already fulfills all my open world racing needs...

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX yeah i think i paid 6.50 for 1 on psn. It was a cool open world, but the physics felt like a marginally improved watch dogs

This one definitely improved the racing... Feels decent now, but still worse than nfs. Boats are awesome. The planes are cool but feel like if watch dogs had planes. But the world is just empty, same seeming filler to get from one mission event to the next.... Like Steep. At least 1 tried the whole street crew revenge thing. This one is just "hey duude, your a sponsored extreme racer, ready for the next red bull event?"

Horizon has flow. Nfs us flow. Nfs ultimate was 30a few weeks back. Rivals, nfs reboot, and payback. None are great. All are better than this. . Buut.... The boats and planes ARE cool

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Well, cool as they may be, you already lost me at Red Bull. HATE that stuff...
So, unless game number two in the series also comes to Games with Gold, I'm sure as hell not going to spend my precious money on it voluntarily.

And the boats can NEVER be as cool as the ones in Hydro Thunder Hurricane, one of my personal favorite arcade boat racers.

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Oh, and for planes, we have the excellent SkyDrift...

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX ohh, i hadn't heard of skydrift. My interest is definitely piqued! I'm not really a car racing fan... i have some fun with these series but it's not something i get especially exited over either.... But planes.... That's exciting ;l

Lol yeah ubi has a redbull license, so they use that as the real world tie in for their actions sports games (though it's fair since red bull often *is*the real life sponsor if such events.... But i agree, at least crew 1 went for that nfs grit mood. crew 2 is going for the pro amateur career racer attending red bull events for the sponsors kind of thing. Like horizon, but more poorly arranged.

Though it's a beta, so it might be more coherent in the retail release... But it's ubi. I own Steep. I'm not counting on it.

Oh forgot to mention it also has this admittedly cool but nonsensical mechanic of bending the world so that nyc bends into a right angle for the good of the race into a Mario kart 8 track..... And somehow society doesn't seem to mind. . Very unique... Very ubisoft. Makes no sense. I think you'll be getting it free with gwg before you think.

Not many betas manage to kill interest in a game like this one, though the visuals and physics are good.

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redd214

@ThanosReXXX man I've been playing a lot of the Crew 2 beta and every single time I do a boat race it makes my think of Hydro Thunder lol. Those were some great games, would love to see those modernized. You planning on getting Horizon 4?

@NEStalgia the bending track warp thing is only in the tutorial races. Rest of the game doesn't have it at all from the 10 or so hours I've put into the beta

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Ah... someone who actually knows how to spell "my interest is piqued"...
I always wonder what people are sometimes thinking it means. Peeked, peaked...

Anyway, concerning SkyDrift (yes, it is written like that, with two capitals), you'll have to check the relevant eShops/marketplaces of the previous gen consoles, aka the Xbox 360 and PS3, but I do believe it is compatible with the Xbox One (although I'm not completely sure), so you could check if you can still buy it on the Xbox's market place, and play it on the Xbox One.

And if that's not possible, then you could always get the Steam version. Have you looked up a trailer yet? It's basically Hydro Thunder in the air, mixed with a bit of Mario Kart-like weapon items usage.

Here you go:

It has a nifty bit of DLC as well, called The Gladiator Pack:

@redd214 Yeah, I'll get it eventually. I have all of the previous games, so I don't think I'm going to skip the latest installment. But right now, I have both little time for gaming, and little funds to spend on them, and besides that, I still have quite a ways to go in Forza Horizon 3, so I'm good for the time being, keeping myself busy with that game, and all the free Games with Gold, some of which I've hardly touched, so far.

As for Hydro Thunder being modernized: it already was, on the Xbox 360, in the form of the aforementioned Hydro Thunder Hurricane. And that looks absolutely fabulous on the Xbox One.

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redd214

@ThanosReXXX yeah I'm familiar with hurricane. We used to have it installed on one of the computers at my office and would play during lunch breaks lol! That was almost a decade ago tho I'm sure they could do a ton more with it nowadays.

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DarthNocturnal

The team behind Hydro Thunder Hurricane (Vector Unit) have made the “Riptide“ series, which looks like Hydro Thunder meets Wave Race. I haven't played any of them, but they seem to be highly rated across several platforms. And they're on XB1.

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