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Ryu_Niiyama

@NEStalgia LOL oh gosh I was not trying to reopen the convo. I'm sure half the thread is sick of us circling the wagon about it. Ubisoft references their extended universe games... that means it is cannon. Let's agree to disagree. I've already beaten AC:Sparta. We can go rounds again when the DLC drops lol.

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BlueOcean

@NEStalgia Actually, I played Final Fantasy IV on DS, I was wondering if the SNES version was worth checking out, it probably is but my backlog is huge so I'll play another Final Fantasy game instead (after I beat the last Kingdom Hearts games). Finally, I beat Chain of Memories. Gameplay is not balanced for the reasons I have explained recently and I had to grind a lot for using the strategy mentioned by @DarthNocturnal but I liked the story and it has a few surprises on top of the recycled content. I also played Chrono Trigger and The World Ends With You on DS. I liked CT but I didn't like TWEWY much. I also played Secret of Mana on Wii, which is one of my favourite RPGs, probably because of the music and art style, so I'll check the fan-translated sequel.

@NEStalgia Although you say that the 360 download of Final Fatasy XIII is 14 GB I just checked and it's 30.58 GB on Xbox One (before any updates), so it means that it is uncompressed like the PS3 version. Good stuff, right?

488 deals on Black Friday Sale! Some highlights:

Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition: 50% off

Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2 and The Lightning Returns: 50% off

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: 50% off (Croft Edition includes Season Pass)

Crash Bandicoot N.sane Trilogy: 35% off

Sonic Mania: 25% off

Sonic Forces (yes, I know...): 50% off

Monster Hunter World: 50% off

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: 40% off

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Digital Deluxe Edition: 85% off

Okami HD: 30% off

The Evil Within Digital Bundle: 50% off

The Evil Within 2: 75% off (not a popular game but one of my favourite games of the generation)

First-party games included in Game Pass also discounted. All games here:

UK:
https://www.xbox.com/en-gb/promotions/sales/black-friday/xbox...

US:
https://www.xbox.com/en-us/promotions/sales/black-friday/xbox...

EU:
https://www.xbox.com/en-ie/promotions/sales/black-friday/xbox...

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Morpheel

Huh I may get myself some new final fantasies, Monster Hunter, and the devil within 2.

Might be too much though...

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Yeah I don’t know either.

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JLPick

This question has nothing to do with the topics above...I have an XBOX ONE X system and was thinking about getting Kinect...however, will be needing the adaptor, which somehow, the adaptor is harder than blazes to find. Anyone know where you can get it and it's not someone placing a large price tag on it? Also, there's only a few Kinect games on the system that I found (scratch that, games that ONLY use kinect)...Just Dance, Shape Up, Kinect Sports Rivals, Dance Central Spotlight, Fantasia Music Evolved, Rabbids Invasion and Zumba Fitness World Party...anyone know of any other ones that would make the purchase worth it, or should I just stay away from the Kinect and continue with the PS4's camera and VR items instead. Just curious as it looks like something my kids can mess around with and have fun with.

JLPick

JLPick

Another question...anyone know if you can play Sea Of Thieves without an internet connection, or is it 100% internet only?

JLPick

NEStalgia

@Grumblevolcano WHOAH! The Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition comes with all the actual cars in the game!!!!

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Morpheel

Complete ultimate maxima Edition. Bundles all the dlc for half the price!

Yeah I don’t know either.

Eh! My gameplay videos

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ReaderRagfish

@BlueOcean I liked Chain of Memories on GBA far more than the others in the series. I don't even know why, I just thought the mechanics were really fun and flexible.

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

BlueOcean

@NEStalgia Yes. Ultimate is the way to go in Forza Horizon 4 because you get all the cars and most importantly the two future expansions, while Ultimate doesn't include the expansions in the last game. You can buy Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition or if you have Forza Horizon 4 on Game Pass you can just buy the Ultimate Add-ons Bundle so there are two ways.

EDIT: LOL Now I get it... $100,000,000.00

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BlueOcean

BlueOcean

@ReaderRagfish Yes but I played the PS4 edition which is the remake and it's a messy combination of real-time super fast boss battles and turned-based thinking. I had fun after some hours playing normal battles because I learnt how to use the cards, sleights and items in an efficient way.

EDIT: You can play Sea of Thieves on your own but it's an online game always.

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NEStalgia

I love how FFXV Mobile Port is $20 and FFXV Royal is $25.....

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Morpheel

Yeah why bother with XV when the mobile version is cheaper

Yeah I don’t know either.

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BlueOcean

The reasons why I love Final Fantasy are the stories, characters and fantasy themes... and soundtracks. I don't think that any of them is a gameplay masterpiece but I haven't found many games that are better as a piece of art. What I love about Kingdom Hearts is its simplicity compared to something like Xenoblade is bliss for me and also the stories and how the Final Fantasy characters are relatable and the Disney characters make sense in their worlds and, most of all, how brilliantly Square Enix combine their stories and write the script. I came late to both franchises and I don't think that any of them are overrated.

@NEStalgia "I have to say the FFXIII remaster is GORGEOUS on X. It looks like a brand new 2018 game".

Nice to hear you say that because I just bought the three of them, I was going to wait until I beat these games I am playing but I didn't resist the Black Friday deal. Last night I started 358/2 on DS so it seems that I am resolute that I play every single Kingdom Hearts game (in their definitive form). Playing a 3D DS game today is not great but the developer really designed clever controls. The other DS game is shorter, I can do this.

BlueOcean

NEStalgia

@Yosheel Shame Diablo: Immortal isn't available on XBox yet....

@BlueOcean yeah, FF just sticks in your head. Even if you don't like the game, you can't forget it. And Uematsu soundtracks are amazing. Especially back when other games really didn't have deep soundtracks it stood out twice as much. Now there's a lot of excellent composers in gaming, but back then, it was peerless in that kind of memorable scoring.

KH is interesting in that it's technically part of the FF sphere, yet is different. So it feels familiar yet unique. Plus it's of course an ARPG, where Xenoblade is a full on heavy RPG like FF but with ATB tweaked into a more "real time" system (Of course the Monolith guys were the ones responsible for a lot of FFVI, FFVII, and FFVIII, so there's a lot of crossover between SC and FF thinking. And Nomura, the director of XIII trilogy and KH3 is the designer of the world of Torna.)

There's a certain magic to Square stuff. It's memorable and timeless. Though the story writing goes too far off the boards and gets too pretentious. The Xehanort arc personifies that. When you get to DQVII you'll see how masterful Enix used to be at this. The thing is written as a novel. The script overflows an entire bookshelf at their HQ. It's a whole library volume, all printed text in the game. It's amazing (they never did that again )

Haha, yeah, I'm envious of you sticking with KH actually. I intended to do that before III comes out but it doesn't look like that's happening But you're definitely going to be pleased with how XIII trilogy looks. XIII itself...has its issues (gameplay is excellent, just slow to wind up. But the on-rails part gets old. Play base XIII not expecting an FF RPG, but enjoying the overall world and the well designed battles. So far I can say XIII-2 feels much more FF already though.)

I'm annoyed I just payed twice as much 3 days ago, though

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ThanosReXXX

@JLPick Well, I don't know what you consider to be a large price tag, but around 45 bucks is the average price for it in any (web)store, so you'd have to take that into account.

Here it is on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Kinect-Adapter-Xbox-One-Windows/dp/B07...
You could also check out the cheaper option also mentioned on the page, unless of course you're a stickler for original peripherals only.

According to this article, the ever-rising prices for these peripherals is due to Microsoft not only canceling Kinect 2.0 itself, but also the adapter, so because it's not manufactured anymore, it's slowly becoming more rare.

The article also mentions some games you might want to look into. Seeing as you have kids, I would most certainly also check out Kinectimals, Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure, Kinect Adventures, Kinect Star Wars, Kinect Disneyland Adventures, Kinect Joyride, The Gunstringer and Wreckateer.

And perhaps you yourself might also like Fable: The Journey.

I do have to confess that I haven't got the slightest idea how many of these titles are backward compatible, so you'd also have to check that before you buy any of them, obviously. Unless of course, you still have an Xbox 360 lying around as well...

If I were you, I'd just look up some YouTube trailers or preferably gameplay vids of these games, and see which ones you or your kids might like. Most kids do seem to like Kinectimals and the Disney games, so these might definitely be titles to consider.

Oh, and if you're either pretty tech-savvy or feeling particularly brave (or if you know someone that could help you with that), you can also modify the Kinect sensor yourself, so it can be connected to the Xbox One without the need for an extra adapter.

Here's an article that links to a tutorial on how to do that:
https://www.polygon.com/2018/2/17/17023360/xbox-one-x-s-kinec...

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DarthNocturnal

I got Ori & the Blind Forest DE in the sale. Beyond that, I think I'm good 'til Christmas (which will just have another sale anyway).

@NEStalgia

Sounds like the reaction to SoT day 1. “I got the world... where is my game?!“. I knew it'd essentially be “Appalachia of Thieves“!

As long as the survival demands aren't too crippling, I probably wouldn't mind them. I did manage to beat every main questline (and numerous side ones) in Fallout 4's Survival mode. Rads didn't seem to build up too fast from the streams I saw (unless you fell in the water or something, obviously).

I did hear Bethesda say they were going to add more quest variety... but I can't remember if that was for launch, or near launch...

No NPCs aside from vendors is kinda weird. It works in SoT because everything is split up by islands (although they have been slowly adding more, albeit, with minimal use). But I guess that's what other players for for... unfortunately, that can lead to horrible things as likely as it can lead to awesome things (again, like SoT). Although, if someone kills you and you never fight back, they get marked as a murderer, so unless they log (they should really have any wanted status persist until you're killed), they'll potentially be hunted down.

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BlueOcean

@NEStalgia I know, I wasn't expecting the deal so soon. It's interesting that people have different favourite Final Fantasy games. I didn't finish VII on PC but what I played I loved and will play the full game next year on Xbox One. FFX touched me so I can't say anything negative about it except perhaps optional fights that I gave up and that ridiculous Chocobo race that I never beat but I beat the other mini-games that didn't have awful controls. I played FFIV and DQIV around the same time (on DS) and I liked DQIV quite much and more than FFIV, so DQVII must be wonderful.

About FFX being linear, I hated Xenoblade Chronicles' massive flat maps with a lot of backtracking (I only beat the game because of the great story) so if I have to choose I'd choose FFX's linearity but I admit that it could be more open like other FF games (that I haven't played yet).

I don't think that FFXIII will disappoint me after all the things I have heard about it so better not to expect more than a linear experience. Good to hear that FFXIII-2 fixed that. It's funny that although some Square Enix ex-workers worked on Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story they are so different games. It's also funny that I liked Pandora's Tower much more than Skyward Sword and The Last Story. The Last Story is not bad but it is a bit flat in my opinion and Skyward Sword is just so disappointing with the small repeated areas, repeated bosses and forgettable music (except one or two pieces). The only fun thing I can remember about that game was rolling bombs under obstacles with the Wii Remote Plus.

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Ryu_Niiyama

NEStalgia wrote:

@Grumblevolcano WHOAH! The Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition comes with all the actual cars in the game!!!!

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would that price cover all the actual cars? maybe like 4-5 but not all of them surely....

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