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Ed Kick ranked Far Cry 5 and 2 more pages into Most Anticipated Games

2 days ago

Far Cry 5

Ubisoft has announced the next entry in their Far Cry 3 franchise, under the title of Far Cry 5. Recent leaks and rumors suggest that the game may be set in the 19th century wild west, or in modern day Montana, with the player stepping into the role of a....

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Ed KickAssassin's Creed Syndicate

2 days ago

I'm dumbfounded that they still haven't gotten combat right and free-running is still clunky. I'd figure after 10 games into the franchise they'd have one of the two main features truly nailed down but nope.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Assassin's Creed Syndicate is a historical, action-adventure open world, stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Quebec and published by Ubisoft. It was released on October 23, 2015, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on November 19, 2015, for Micros...

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Husky Wing Assassin's Creed has long tried to have boss fights, but its core combat mechanics don't seem to play well with the concept. Bloodlines for PSP did have some pretty legit bosses, though.

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Sandy Vich All the boss encounters in previous games were lame but they were pretty brief and easy to breeze through. The one in Syndicate is one of the most repetitive, tedious, uninspired 6 minute boss battles in history. You keep thinking "Great, big stabby finisher, it's over.... wait, I have to do this AGAIN?!" I looked it up on youtube to remind myself of just how much I hated it, and just watching it at 2x sped up felt like a chore.

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Husky Wing oh no

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Ed Kick rated AT. LONG. LAST. A$AP

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AT. LONG. LAST. A$AP

At Long Last ASAP (stylized as AT. LONG. LAST. A$AP) is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist A$AP Rocky. It was released on May 26, 2015, by A$AP Worldwide, Polo Grounds Music and RCA Records. The album was scheduled to be released...

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Ed KickMass Effect: Andromeda

1 month ago

Finished my 2nd play session of Andromeda a couple days ago (about 6hours in) and overall felt less impressed than the first couple hours with the game. Finished the first main quest and established first outpost and did a few little side quests and some exploring on the first planet Eos.

A bit choppy and oddly paced is a good way to describe the second chuck of time spent with the game. It feels like they're trying to get things going quickly and just jumping around a bit quick but they're also offering an open area to explore full of side quests at the same time it feels a bit odd.

On the performance side I've still not encountered much in the way of problems. I had a couple points when driving the nomad where it stuttered single time than went back to normal. I had one occasion when an animation occurred where I was supposed to be wrestling with an enemy but the enemy wasn't actually in my arms, and I had one kinda funky walk from Ryder.

The intro and first main mission definitely felt like the game doesn't quite have it's legs firmly underneath it. And I am spending a lot of time with the negatives but my overall experience has not been negative so far. It has shown however that this isn't another perfect Mass Effect game and I think that threw a lot of people off. But there are still plenty of positives like I mentioned after my first session.

The story and premise of the game are interesting and being the "Pathfinder" has a ton of potential as I continue into the game. The combat is good and continues to grow on me, it feels like Mass Effect with some extra flourishes. The RPG elements from ME1 so many have been clamoring for are back with a vengeance. There's a ton to upgrade, unlock, level-up and craft. All of the graphics that aren't people faces, especially the landscapes look nice. The sound design is great and the soundtrack, while not on the level of 1-3 (some of my favorite soundtracks ever) is good. The new ship, the tempest is really cool. And my favorite part already is the new crew. I've not spent enough time with them to really know if I like all of them but at this point it certainly seems like I'm going to really like all of them. I'm excited to keep playing, I hope the game can settle in its groove and that I enjoy the rest of my time with it.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda is an upcoming action role-playing third-person shooter video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A successor to 2012's Mass Effect 3, Mass Effect: Andromeda....

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Ed KickMass Effect: Andromeda

2 months ago

Have had an afternoon with Andromeda now. About 3 hours in so far and thought I would just offer some general thoughts so far, since Andromeda has proven to be quite divisive. (No spoilers but obviously don\'t read if you want to go in blind)

First since its been such a hotly discussed topic, the facial animations, yes a lot of them aren\'t very good. Obviously Andromeda has taken a beating in this regard and I have defended the game saying, if some wonky facial animations are they worst part of the game I\'m ok, and I stand by that however some of the character models and facial animations are frankly unacceptable. The weird part of the character model/facial animation issue is it\'s so inconsistent. Some characters like Foster Addison (female character, used in most of the negative screenshots) are quite bad but others like squad member Liam Costa are completely normal (not incredible, cutting edge but certainly acceptable) that\'s the weirdest part the inconsistency and the swings for good to bad. Also like many have said the problems are almost exclusively with human characters.

Another highly scrutinized aspect of Andromeda is it\'s performance. I have had no real problems so far. One case of slight pop-in when loading a save after dying, two cases of the weird elbow walk shown in so many gifs, and one case of an enemy sliding across the ground without his feet moving for a few feet. Nothing unacceptable or game breaking so far but I am only a few hours in so it\'s possible I see some performance gremlins as I keep playing.

Now the combat, again I\'m early so I by no means have a full arsenal at my disposal but I don\'t quite see what the fuss was about I neither think it\'s \"so incredible\" or \"clunky garbage\" or any other type of super positive or super negative hyperbolic statement that so many have been throwing around. It\'s fine, still feels kinda Mass Effect-y but obviously with the jet pack it has more movement and verticality. I don\'t think it strays to far positively or negatively from any other third person shooter I\'ve played, maybe as I get further my opinion will lean more one way but so far it\'s good.

So far I like the story and the concept of the game and being a \"pathfinder\" I think there is a lot of potential and I\'m certainly excited to see where it goes. The new cast of characters certainly had their work cut out for them (most of the crew from ME 1-3 are very high on my fav game characters list, and I know I\'m not alone) but I like what I\'ve seen so far. Cora and Liam the two squad mates you start with both seem cool and likeable so far. Drack and Peebee have both just recently been introduced but both had really cool introductions and I\'m just really excited so far to get to know this new crew.

The only thing I\'m unsure about so far is Ryder, Scott in my case, and again for about the fourth time I\'m really early but he just doesn\'t seem that interesting and he isn\'t exactly in the group of characters with good animations. Maybe I\'m looking back with rose tinted glasses on my first few hours with Shepard but I think Ryder has a ways to go to even get close to filling the shoes of one of the greatest game protagonists ever.

My very, very initial thoughts on the game are fairly positive and I\'m really excited to keep divine in as the week goes on.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda is an upcoming action role-playing third-person shooter video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A successor to 2012's Mass Effect 3, Mass Effect: Andromeda....

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Silent Gamer Updates!

1 month ago

Richard Pale I've got no strong opinions about the gameplay but I've watched a fair few of the cut scenes online now and the story/characters/writing all seem mediocre. It looks worse than ME3 so I think I'll give it a miss.

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Ed Kick In my opinion the characters (like most Bioware games) are the strong point of the game. I legitimately like every crew member so far. I think it's a fantastic cast of characters. I've heard some complaints about the writing or voice acting and while it's not perfect and not quite as good as 1-3 I think most issues that people are picking out as writing/voice acting are actually caused by the facial animations/models not matching the intended emotion or tone causing the voice acting or writing to come across as off.

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Ed Kick rated Prey

2 months ago

Prey

Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a mena...

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Husky Wing This is factually incorrect

2 months ago

Ed Kick It had some interesting mechanics and some really unique atmosphere, probably would been really fun to play if I had played it in like 06 or 07.

2 months ago

Husky Wing Can you please stop spreading #FakeNews

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Ed Kick

2 months ago

If I see one more Mass Effect Andromeda animation article I'm going to lose my mind.

Ed Kick I didn\'t mean the ending was good, it wasn\'t good. I might have been a bit generous to the ending but for me the entirety of 3 was the culmination of all your choices. It bothers me when people say because of the ending of 3 none of your choices ever mattered because that\'s bs. 3 can be so different depending of choices made in the first two. And one weak ending doesn\'t ruin three nearly perfect games at all imo.

2 months ago

Ed Kick Would dozens of different endings been great yea of course it would have but the internet doesn't collectively lose it when the Walking Dead doesn't have all these crazy endings. Your decisions still matter in any Telltale game not because you get ending #13 of #15, your choices matter because it shapes the journey you took while you were taking it.

2 months ago

Husky Wing Hell, even The Witcher 3 had only three real endings.

2 months ago

Ed KickPhil Spencer

2 months ago

I don\'t care what anyone thinks about MS or Xbox. Phil is a genuine guy, who is passionate about games and has done a phenomenal job turning the ship around for the X1. https://youtu.be/T8uBk0FmL5Q

Phil Spencer

Spencer earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington. He lives in Bellevue, Washington, with his wife and two daughters. Spencer joined Microsoft in 1988 and has worked in a number of technical roles, leading the development of Microsoft's...

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Ed Kick wrote his opinion about Logan

2 months ago

Best film in the X-Men/Wolverine franchise.

Score: 9.0 (Fantastic!)

Gries He That's not saying much

2 months ago

Silent Gamer I've been using that exact combination of comments to describe this movie to people XD

2 months ago

Sandy Vich How about "Does the srs bsns superhero story better than any of Zack Snyder's shitty movies." Now that's not saying much.

2 months ago

Ed Kick rated Logan

2 months ago

Logan

Logan is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It is intended to be the sequel to 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine and 2013's The Wolverine, and is the tenth installment in the X-Men film series. It is loosely....

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