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Gamecuber

I’ve been getting through a few games on xbone recently thanks to gamepass.

Wolfenstein 2 was the best of the series so far.

Brothers: a tale of two sons was beautiful, short but satisfying.

Max: the curse of brotherhood was a fun (and surprisingly dark) platformer.

The Turing Test was a really nice FPS puzzler with a good creepy Alien: Isolation vibe.

Speaking of which Alien: Isolation is hands down the best horror/survival horror game I’ve ever played. I completed the 360 version but picked up the Xbox one version cheaply a while ago to play through again. The design is spot on (I love the original film) and I know it’s not perfect but it is the only game I’d say that I’ve ever been scared to play. Resident Evil games are great but more creepy and anything particularly gory just makes me laugh out loud at how silly it is. Isolation just made it feel like nowhere was safe. I had to frequently stop and play something where I could actually fight back (Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the greatest game an 80s child could play!) to make me feel less helpless.

Grip and Rocker League are ace for local multiplayer, something Nintendo still has never been beaten on (4 player goldeneye 64 sessions, 4 player Double Dash and 5 player Game and Wario and Nintendoland sessions!)

‘You swapped those 3 games for Pokemon Stadium? Where’s your pride? You’re dignity?!?

‘....I traded it for a Pikachu...’

BruceCM

Is there a charging kit for the standard Xbox one controller or anything?

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So, that's rechargeable batteries? Or I can just connect controller, anyway?

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StableInvadeel

You can connect the controller to the system (or external batteries/power sources) using a regular mini USB cable, use normal/rechargeable 2 AA batteries, or use a rechargeable attachment/charging dock made specifically for xbox one controllers.

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BlueOcean

@BruceCM No batteries are required, they are optional and can be standard, rechargeable or what Morpheel said, an Xbox One battery pack. @Gamecuber Interesting! I should play Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons... and give Alien Isolation a chance? It's on Game Pass. Rocket League is a lot of fun, yes (also on Game Pass).

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BruceCM

Cool! My bedroom is quite small, so it'd be easier to plug in the controller to play most of the time.... @BlueOcean

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Gamecuber

@BlueOcean brothers only takes about 3 hours to complete but Is totally worth it.

Isolation is very good, but I can see why people get frustrated with it. When it was first released it only had two difficulty settings (normal and hard) and even playing normal was ridiculously hard at times (20 mins hidden in a locker just to get killed the second you stepped out of the room!) but with the update which gives novice, easy, normal, hard and nightmare there is the option to just enjoy the game and narrative at your own pace. Pity it was never released on Wii U (as the 360 could handle it well, no reason the U couldn’t) as the touchscreen would have added to the immersion by being used as the motion tracker. If you’re a fan of Alien it is well worth a play. It is the first time the creature has been truly scary since the 80s!

‘You swapped those 3 games for Pokemon Stadium? Where’s your pride? You’re dignity?!?

‘....I traded it for a Pikachu...’

BruceCM

I'm sure there must be more games I'd like... Since I already played Skyrim on Switch now, were any of the previous ones worth getting?

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BlueOcean

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@Gamecuber I am downloading Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons now, I did not know about the game and it's on GamePass. I will give Alien Isolation a chance since it's on Game Pass too. Such a nice subscription.

BruceCM wrote:

I'm sure there must be more games I'd like... Since I already played Skyrim on Switch now, were any of the previous ones worth getting?

@NEStalgia knows about that. I am invoking him now.

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NEStalgia

@BlueOcean A wild NEStalgia appears!

(On second thought, given the trajectory of any thread discussing Pokemon, it's probably a bad idea to make Pokemon references.... )

@BruceCM I'm a huge TES fan all the way back to Daggerfall....but....how much you want to get into the older games depends on how hearty your stomach is for dated game design and world design. Plus, the older games were VERY much designed for PC and the console ports are....iffy. I would say if you love Skyrim, you're going to love Oblivion even more. Personally I feel like Oblivion was the height of the series. I know it's X1X enhanced, and uses the PC version's textures and such. I don't know what version of textures the S will use. It's a little clunky, it's old, it's somewhat dated. It's a 12-15 year old game now, and it's Bethesda, so you know it was kinda janky even on PC. But it was so good. The inventory, though, is not overly console-friendly. It works, but it's really mouse-driven by design. The console ports were never the strong suit. On the X it's pretty decent to me though unlike the PS3 port I'd played at the time, but I haven't seen how it all works out on the S. Skyrims menus/inventory were "consolified" at initial launch. Long time PC fans raged and raged and raged at that change Oblivion is the classic "12x12 tile grid for inventory" design from the keyb/mouse CRPG era.

I'd recommend giving it, and the DLC a try though. That and Baldur's Gate II (coming to Switch and X1!) were the pinnacle of the PC CRPGs, IMO.

Anything older than that....I wouldn't recommend Morrowind on X1. It's VERY dated and poorly aged even on PC, but, with mods, is allegedly servicable. On console, where the port was always a shoehorn, it really feels awful unless you're a Morrowind diehard. It was a great world, a great game, 20 years ago. But time hasn't treated it well. if you can stomach the clunkiness of a retro-ish RPG not meant for console, though, it is a great game underneath.

If you're just raring for more TES, I'd also recommend taking a look at TES: Online. No, really! It's an "MMO" technically, no monthly sub required (there's a premium membership that gives you a bunch of credits you can use to buy DLC, but it's mostly useful for true MMO fans that want to really dig into the crafting system.) But it's not like a normal MMO. You can play entirely solo, and while the quests aren't as varied and there's no "you're the destined hero to save the world" main campaign story, the questing and traveling feels exactly the same as a normal single player TES game. It has NPCs dialog trees, "go talk to so and so" "I hear a thief has been breaking into the manor at nights..." type quests single player TES has. You can safely ignore the group-dungeons (where actual MMO style play happens), and just solo though and just watch a few dozen other people blow past you while you play (or just stop and help which can be fun.) It's more like an "online connected single player adventure with continuously re-spawning monsters and a bunch of other players on your screen", but it's actually a "true" TES game IMO. I hate MMOs. I like TES:O. I don't play with others.

It also has a massive amount of expansion packs. Not cheap when you add them all up but each one is like a full TES world. I haven't even ventured into the base game areas yet, all my time was spent in the Summerset expansion (reminds me of Oblivion.) But it has a whole Morrowind expansion (I suspect it plays better today than the actual Morrowind game, minus the story), an Elseweyr expansion, one that goes near the Skyrim areas if you're seeking more Nord activity. There are some MMO annoyances, of course, logging in, character profiles.......dealing with zenimaxonline.com account management at all..... But while I miss the "your actions change the world" type effects in the single player games, Bethesda Game Studios' spotty quality of late almost makes the Zenimax-made (Bethesda's parent company that does only MMOs) TES:O a superior quality game, even if I prefer the true solo adventures (then again, who wants to bet TES: 5 is online too....) Plus TES:O is on GamePass for the base game, and if you watch the XBox sales you can get Summerset for peanuts now that Elseweyer is out. That's probably 100+ hours alone right there (just note crafting effectively does require a sub....there are a billion ingredients and limited bag space- but magically subscribers get bottomless bags... But you don't need the crafting, it's a way of doing a subscription for actual MMO type play, and no sub for playing it as a normal TES game.) Just watch the pricing model. Often you pay more buying in pieces rather than complete bundles - MMOs have weird pricing and installation policies, and you can't use "Home Xbox" game sharing with MMO DLC. And DLC is bought in-game, not on the XBox store - you just by the "Crowns" currency on the XBox store (which does also go on sale...)

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BruceCM

Well, I liked Skyrim, @NEStalgia ... Wouldn't say I'm desperate for more, if the older ones aren't as good, though Any other games along those lines, then? Can't remember if the 2 Middle Earth ones were XBox or not

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NEStalgia

@BruceCM If you have GamePass give Oblivion and TES:O a try. If not, see if they show up on sales. They may be worth it.

The Witcher 3. There's a similar enough (but more story driven) game that I think a TES fan would enjoy. (Also coming to Switch... ) The Witcher 2 is X1 BC as well. Middle Earth is more....they're not like TES at all. They're very cool but they're more of a cross of MGS:V, Assassin's Creed....and....I don't know, Infinity Blade (phones)? It's an open world sandbox with a lot of stealth infiltration, and tough as nails precise combat against foes that adapt to you each encounter. Oh, and loot boxes in the second one (they fixed that...) Good game, but it's a stealth sandbox, not a WRPG. Dragon's Dogma might be a good fit (also on Switch )

Final Fantasy XV? It's more TES than it is FF....

Breath of the Wild? I mean it's directly Skyrim inspired...

EDIT: Also, the Dragon Age trilogy (Origins, II, Inquisition) is different, but might feel familiar in a way. TES is kind of unique in a lot of ways. It's hard to find something directly similar, other than The Witcher (and BotW... )

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BruceCM

Lols, I currently only have a Switch, @NEStalgia .... So, I've played BotW, thanks! It's not really much like Skyrim, though Witcher 3 is one I'll be getting (& 2, assuming it's compatible, since I'm sure it was on a previous XBox) I'll certainly be getting FFXV, along with FFXIII trilogy, too Just finished Dragon's Dogma, as well & interested in knowing more about Dragon Age games 8-)
Played Baldur's Gate & all the rest on my phone, so I'd pick them up in sales for whichever, too Don't really know much about the Middle Earth games but I love the setting, at least

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Hmm, that's encouraging, in a weird way, @Morpheel. ...
EDIT : I'm not necessarily against online games, depends what they're like, @NEStalgia

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@BruceCM Aonuma seems to have been "inspired" by Skyrim....though he also said that adventuring to new towns in Skryim gave him the idea of climbing mountains for BotW..... his mind does not work like mine

Yep, Witcher 2 is compatible.

FFXIII trilogy is pretty much the opposite of open world....but I still think it's pretty good (the sequels are better than the base game though....) Getting a chance to play those again was the best part of XBox this year for me

Dragon Age Origins was the spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate II, though the console version is very different in control and camera from the PC version (that was excatly like BGII.) Same game but wildly different camera and control setup. II and Inquisition were "EA-ified", so they're more actiony, but they're still big giant RPGs with dialog trees and swords

Middle Earth is really more like MGSV than anything else. Swap guns for swords and there you go Action is a little Assassin's Creed-like or at least the parkour is, but the emphasis on stealth and the fact enemies can take you down in a flow blows is more MGS. Good series though. Even if it kind of spits all over Tolkein's writing...

And BGII on a phone? ....That really can't be fun.....

NEStalgia

Gamecuber

@Morpheel that’s what happened to me on my first run through!

‘You swapped those 3 games for Pokemon Stadium? Where’s your pride? You’re dignity?!?

‘....I traded it for a Pikachu...’

BlueOcean

I am playing Monster Hunter World and Watch Dogs. I don't like Watch Dogs as much as Assassin's Creed, the first day that I played Watch Dogs I hated it, but it was a Game with Gold (long ago ). Now I am liking it a bit more. I have some of the side quest already completed except for some mini games and the QR codes. I'm halfway through the story, I guess it's not that bad and the gameplay is kind of fun.

Monster Hunter World on Xbox One is a great game for friendly online playing. @Gamecuber may I add you on Xbox?

@BruceCM Final Fantasy XIII has high quality cut-scenes restored on Xbox One S and X so that's a great bonus compared to the 360 version. 360 games also perform better on Xbox One than on 360 after the recent backwards compatibility updates, including tricky games like Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts. I mean on Xbox One S, most of the games that I listed are X-enhanced too. This is nice for Xbox One S owners.

NEStalgia wrote:

@BruceCM If you have GamePass give Oblivion and TES:O a try.

Nice.

NEStalgia wrote:

@BlueOcean A wild NEStalgia appears! On second thought, given the trajectory of any thread discussing Pokemon, it's probably a bad idea to make Pokemon references....

LOL

And why do you hate people and still are nice?

BlueOcean

BruceCM

Oh, I know about the FFXIII games, @NEStalgia & you don't need to sell me on those, @BlueOcean .... I like linear games, as well Definitely have to try the Dragon Age ones & see about Middle Earth 2, as well Yeah, none of those games were really designed for phones but I still completed all of them

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