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The Wednesday Inbox needs Rockstar would make conventional story DLC for GTA 5, as one reader laments the shortage of dinosaur video games.
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Well worth the hassle
I swear this isn’t a stealth bragging e mail however now that I personal a PlayStation 5 I’ve to say that to all these that don’t but have one it’s price it. I don’t have a lot day off at Christmas so I’ve opened it up immediately and I’ve been loving it. Like anybody I began with Astro’s Playroom and it has been unbelievable. A fantastic introduction to the console and an actual journey down reminiscence lane for long-time PlayStation followers.
I additionally received Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls and I’m loving what I’ve seen of them up to now. Spider-Man does clearly look just like the primary however the folks and avenue degree element is a lot better and I like the (ray-tracing?) reflections on the buildings. Demon’s Souls I’ve solely performed for a few hours however the graphics are superb. I swear I’m not simply impressed however this seems to be nice and really subsequent gen.
As everybody has mentioned although it’s the DualSense that’s the MVP and whereas I used to be a bit doubtful at first that it could make a distinction I’m loving all the things it does, not simply in Astro’s Playroom however Demon’s Souls specifically as nicely. I do know 2020 has been terrible and getting the rattling consoles has been equally dangerous however I do suppose it’s all been price it ultimately (the console that’s, not placing up with 2020).
I believed I’d be excited to listen to that Rockstar have been making extra single-player missions for GTA On-line however to be sincere I can’t see myself bothering with them. I haven’t performed the sport for ages and simply the considered returning to that viper’s nest places me off, even whether it is alleged to be by myself.
I’d a lot fairly they simply create some correct story DLC for GTA 5 itself, like they used to do, fairly than should play GTA On-line. I do know they like GTA On-line as a result of it encourages microtransactions and all that but it surely simply feels just like the GTA I used to take pleasure in doesn’t actually exist anymore.
Hopefully GTA 6 will work like Pink Useless Redemption 2 and nonetheless have an enormous story marketing campaign however I wouldn’t essentially guess on it. Perhaps Rockstar might simply make smaller standalone video games that have been single-player solely? It doesn’t should be an enormous recreation, that’s simply what they’ve at all times carried out up to now and to be sincere I want GTA On-line had by no means occurred.
I might really feel GC’s ache in that Jurassic Park VR review. I actually don’t know what corporations have in opposition to dinosaurs. I assume they suppose they’re too foolish? Not like made up stuff like aliens and demons and no matter. I can see why Jurassic Park itself is difficult to inform into an motion recreation (though it didn’t cease that Sega lightgun recreation!) however dinosaurs generally… who doesn’t love dinosaurs.
I received actually excited with that bizarre Vin Diesel trailer at The Game Awards and I additionally thought it could be a brand new Turok, however I actually don’t like Ark: Survival Advanced and have hassle imagining its sequel goes to be that a lot better.
I’m additionally shedding religion that Capcom are going to remake Dino Disaster because it hasn’t been hinted at these days and hearsay level in direction of the concept being canned. Such a disgrace. I’d accept something proper now, even dinosaurs with feathers!
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I’ve seen earlier than that Japanese recreation builders appear to have very odd style in video games. I bear in mind various them raving about each Mass Impact: Andromeda and Days Gone, neither of that are video games I believe anybody would put ahead as shining examples of one of the best Western builders can do. And but I’ve by no means heard any of them point out higher acquired video games like God Of Conflict or The Final Of Us.
I can perceive why they’d be interested in Ghost Of Tsushima, given the setting, but it surely’s simply Murderer’s Creed Japan, and old fashioned Murderer’s Creed at that. In the event that they needed to they might’ve absolutely made it themselves 10 years in the past? I can see Japanese publishers being concerned that Japanese stuff wouldn’t enchantment to the West, and mockingly changing into extra immune to doing that kind of factor, however Sega didn’t even hassle to launch the Yakuza samurai video games over right here.
Now in fact it’s too late and any copycat goes to in all probability come off poorly however I hope we at the very least get extra ninja video games and historic video games generally, I at all times benefit from the setting.
A yr to recollect
Effectively, what a loopy yr it’s been! No less than as players we had the brand new consoles to look ahead to this yr. However even then grasping scalpers helped destroy that for lots of people. I used to be fortunate to get a PlayStation 5 at launch, and I’m loving it up to now. It’s so quiet in comparison with my PS4 Professional, and the SSD makes an enormous distinction to loading occasions. Astro’s Playroom is a unbelievable wee recreation and I had a great deal of enjoyable enjoying via it with my son and displaying him the consoles from PlayStation’s previous. The DualSense is a superb controller, and like others have mentioned it feels subsequent gen, with nice use of haptic suggestions and rumble.
I hope GC and my fellow readers and contributors all have a really merry Christmas, and right here’s hoping 2021 is a greater yr. Keep secure everybody.
Cubes (PSN ID)/@Cubes1 (Twitter)/Kevin M
PS: CriticalGamer will sadly be shutting down on the finish of the yr. It was a terrific little web site and I met a number of nice folks whereas writing for them. The location was arrange by two guys and Luke (@Jim_Crikey), who did a unbelievable job writing and getting folks onboard to write down for the positioning, is now a daily contributor to numerous gaming magazines and websites. On the similar time, Patrick helped arrange the positioning and handle technical issues. Each are nice guys and I’ll miss writing for them. I do hope to proceed writing about gaming if I get the prospect.
No extra possibilities
In order that’s it for subsequent gen consoles in 2020, eh? Much more do are available in inventory I don’t see them being delivered in time for Christmas Day so what’s the purpose? Even when they pop up on Tuesday that’s in all probability not sufficient time to get them for this yr.
And never an indication of the PlayStation 5 in any respect. I definitely don’t need an Xbox Collection S and we’ve had not a peep out of Sony about what’s happening. I’m not shocked, simply upset.
Hope you’re all nicely and secure. I want to say thanks for all of your exhausting work and superior gaming journalism all through this most tough of years, you’ve definitely helped me get by. I needed to deliver this six-part documentary referred to as Excessive Rating on Netflix to everybody’s consideration. Apologies, if it’s been talked about or really helpful prior to now however I by accident got here throughout it on the weekend and it’s superior so good in truth I completed it.
It’s a six-part mini-series into the historical past of our favorite pastime. It begins with an interview with the developer who created Area Invaders and the way he designed it, and many others. The later episodes are in regards to the Mega Drive and SNES console conflict and in addition has interviews with the Sega of America boss on the time and the way he needed to beat Nintendo and the ways he used all through.
There’s additionally an perception in how Nintendo and Argonaut created the Tremendous FX Chip tech for Star Fox. Each episode is a delight and I truthfully can’t suggest it sufficient to you all. I actually hope Netflix fee one other season at the very least.
It’s an actual disgrace about Cyberpunk 2077, I used to be actually tempted to get it however I’m glad I didn’t ultimately. I’ll see how issues are when the PlayStation 5 model arrives.
Thanks once more GC, I actually hope you and all readers have an superior Xmas and New Yr. Keep Protected everybody.
Bertie1 (PSN ID)
GC: Thanks, and the identical to you.
In reply to Danny: that’s OK, thanks. Hope you will have a superb Christmas too.
PS: Brigador: Up-Armored Deluxe is free on GOG presently. Here’s the link.
Is it simply me or does that Simpsons game make no sense? Why are you a bug? It wasn’t even the Mexican bee man. What does that should do with The Simpsons? Is it from some episode I didn’t see? Good graphics although.
GC: We don’t get it both.
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