Just finished this week and the combat is just incredibly smooth and good. I cannot wait for a sequel.
However things i would fix
*Enough with the wind waypoint
*Enough with the follow quests (this was like 75% of the quests)
*Let us skip cutscenes
Yeah. They need a breakthrough, which Ghost Of Tsushima clearly was for Sucker Punch, and which Guerilla had with Horizon, and Insomniac had with Spiderman.Agree with Jimbo. Sucker Punch, just like Guerilla and Insomniac, have elevated themselves to a whole new tier. It's amazing how many Sony studios keep showing this ability to move up through the gears, I guess this is what good management does. I'm hoping that Bend are the next to ascend!
The one that's had two or more award winning IPs
sure, new ips are always risky.. but the game design itself for all 3 of those games wasn't risky at all. Death Stranding, now that's a risky open-world game that won the most awards the year it released. Horizon, Days Gone, Ghost? Generic open world with very little substance to them just run of the mill Ubisoft formula. And it's for those reasons that critically they are B grade at most, with little to no awards being won. Days Gone is almost a C.. Sony needs to get more variety because this marvel type of blockbuster release for these lacking in substance safe open-world games will get fatigued sooner or later.So, how does Guerilla not be considered a top tier developer?
Because if you're definition is strictly based on awards, then Guerilla and SP have won awards for their own ip's respectively.
To me, SP and Guerilla have elevated themselves to top-tier developers with their recent outings, bringing a new ip with pretty risky concepts to life.
And yeah, I'd say robot dinosaurs set in the future and Japanese samurai ninja game made by Westerners (something AC avoided doing) as "risky concepts," and the fact they did it anyway, and sold well, justifies that conclusion.
I'd argue that devs like Bend studios, Kojima Studios and even Blupoint Studios (if the last two ever became first party) are the ones who haven't broken the mold to elevate themselves higher.
Played Sekiro and then this...a bleak comparison. I don’t get the hype personally.
Insomniac are my favorites. I have to give props to SSM though, God of War was great and I really didn't care for the series up until that point.
Compared to other games or compared to films/novels?
You are the reason why developers have destroyed what makes open world games special.
Still love you though.
I like exploring but sometimes I just want to advance the story ASAP and I've been struggling at times so I have to pause the game to re-orientate. TBH id probably be fine with the wind mechanic if it lasted say 5 seconds longer.
I also prefer walking/riding/moving to my next destination over fast travelling so sometimes I get a little bit overwhelmed by GOT.
I remember waaayyy back there was a shogun total war mod for rainbow six rogue spear.. or maybe it was ghost recon 1... I never gave it a try but.. well your comment reminded me of it. That is all lolHes got damn right. I been wanting an open world Samurai game since the first time I played the original Assassins creed..and i've hoped for one every year
Playing that game felt like getting that dope ass gift you always wanted lol
I just miss the days of getting lost in open worlds. I don't think we are ever going back to those days.
Same. It’s why I’m basically not playing any more PS4 games on PS4 cause I want to experience them at much better resolutions and frame rates.Planning on picking it up. But only when I get my PS5. I really want to experience this title at 60FPs.
You know that is true, maybe that's one of the reasons botw is so good. I think right now funnily enough the AC games are the closest there is to that where you can turn off everything and just follow in universe/npc directions.
As I've got older and my game time becomes limited, I find myself wanted more streamlined experiences I guess, instead of getting lost in Morrowind for example.
i think i saw it on one of those mod database websites, might have been hugely unsuccessful or somethinglol that sounds cool as hell. im bout to search youtube for it
whatever their secret sauce is, it's working
IKR, I've never seen him wear a "hey look I'm a gamer too" t-shirt in public, that would be so much more credible.Don't Playstation have an actual PR person to talk publicly? Jim Ryan might be a good CEO (although that is debatable) but he's not a good PR person.
I'm not suggesting that he should do a faux "hey look I'm such gamer, lol" charade but Jim Ryan can't express, even positive things about his own company, in a pleasant way. And also, why didn't he come forward when Ghosts first released? Why is he pushing it now that it has proven to be a strong seller? That alone makes this whole thing seem disingenuous. Dude's presence and anwers and PR statements regarding the PS5 and the launch were and are also fairly chaotic.IKR, I've never seen him wear a "hey look I'm a gamer too" t-shirt in public, that would be so much more credible.
yes I'm being sarcastic