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Returnal Review Thread (PS5)

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And missing all the comedy gold? Nah.

It's the equivalent of a chapelle show without paying for netflix.
Hmmm you do have a point. I may have to unblock it just for the lulz from time to time but I have also just done my best to cut all toxicity out of my general browsing life. No social media, no resetera, nothing but actual websites and a few forums.
 

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It saves your weapon upgrades, story information and story items. And your progress when you beat a boss.

There isnt that many non savable upgrades? Or items? Items are randomly generated, so you only keep the whats given to you. Your secondary attack/defence items are randomly given to you. And you lose them when you die like rogue like games lol

Its not arbitrary for the sake of it... You just cant save in the middle of a level. You have to beat the boss
Not when a run is 2 hours long. It kills the point of rogue like. It is frustration that can be simply fixed with save-and-quit system.
 
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Jeff Grubb is getting weird now.






He's saying this to a woman gamer that's also a paid critic of games. Like didn't he JUST say "WE" don't respect female gaming critics? Like WTF yo?
 
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And missing all the comedy gold? Nah.

It's the equivalent of a chapelle show without paying for netflix.
Sorry mate, it doesn’t make me laugh. It actually just worries me that the people I work with could hold these extremist views (although I doubt it, because they never seem able to keep their mouths shut). It makes me worry for our future legacy. My grandfather’s life was ruined by serving in world war 2, and there’s some hillbilly bumkin twats using their freedom in 2021 to say that anyone holding certain lawful and legitimate beliefs should literally be silenced like they are the fucking gestapo. I can’t even give them traffic because it legitimises their platform in the eyes of sponsors.
 

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Threads moving fast. I have zero problems using rest mode. I always use it for everything anyway so no difference.

Should we get a FW update I guess I lost an hour, I've lost worse for different reasons.
 
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Seems like Twitter and the woke mob Reeeed at this reviewer because they said something bad about the holy Democrats. Then they realized she was trans indigenous and had to reverse course so are now pushing the “gamers are trash” narrative to cover up their own bigotry as usual...
 
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DenchDeckard

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What the hell have I missed? I only tuned out to watch a film. Seems like it's gone to crazy town!
 
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saintjules

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That defeats the purpose of the game though, innnit?

True. But I do think about those long stretches. But I agree with what you mean on it.


How did they reach the conclusion that the average run will 90+ minutes? Because it took them 90+ minutes?

Skillup mentioned his 90min+ run in his review. I guess some are echoing that as an example.
 
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Jeff Grubb is getting weird now.






He's saying this to a woman gamer that's also a paid critic of games. Like didn't he JUST say "WE" don't respect female gaming critics? Like WTF yo?
The biggest problem with woke people is they are never wrong. Like even when they are racist, there's a reason why it's ok for them to be and not anyone else.
 

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This thread is the ultimate meme and banter thread, we should turn it golden. Still at page 13. :lollipop_tears_of_joy:



REVIEW EMBARGO LIFTED!


Will update the thread as we go!

METACRITIC: 86
OPENCRITIC: 86 (88% Critics Recommend!)

GAMESPEW (10/10)


GAME INFORMER (9.5/10)


PLAYSTATION LIFESTYLE (10/10)


GAMEREVOLUTION (9.5/10)


CRITICALHIT (90/100)


PLAYSTATION TROPHIES (91/100)


WCCFTECH (9.3/10)

GAMESPOT (9/10)



METRO UK (9/10)


PUSH SQUARE (9/10)


EUROGAMER (Recommended)


SPIEL TIMES (9/10)


IGN (8/10)



FEXTRALIFE (9.3/10)



VENTUREBEAT - Jeff Grubb (6/10)


PC MAG (No Score - Review In Progress)


Celebrate New Year GIF by San Diego Zoo
 
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Not when a run is 2 hours long. It kills the point of rogue like. It is frustration that can be simply fixed with save-and-quit system.

Theres not that many rogue likes you can save in the middle of a level or middle of run. At least you progress gets saved after a boss, so you can go from level 1 straight to level 3 if you’ve beaten the first 2 bosses, so you basically just have to do level 3 and its boss.

You finish level 3 and then you start at level 4 every time there on.

Most rogue like games take 1and 1/2 - 3 hours to finish if your on a good run. The ones I have played you cant save in the middle of a run
 
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True. But I do think about those long stretches. But I agree with what you mean on it.




Skillup mentioned his 90min+ run in his review. I guess some are echoing that as an example.
Doesn't the PS5 have the same sleep/resume feature as the PS4? (I don't know, don't have one.)
 
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Doesn't the PS5 have the same sleep/resume feature as the PS4? (I don't know, don't have one.)

It does, yeah. Which is the only way to safely 'pause' the game currently.

If an update of any kind happens while in rest mode, it will close the game out. So I think there's an option to disable automatic install updates in system settings. This will keep the game safe from closing. I'll have to try it.
 
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It does, yeah. Which is the only way to safely 'pause' the game currently.

If an update of any kind happens while in rest mode, it will close the game out. So I think there's an option to disable automatic install updates in system settings. This will keep the game safe from closing. I'll have to try it.
Ah ok. Explains the tweet earlier where someone said to 'turn off auto updates' and then to 'get good', lol.
 
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It does, yeah. Which is the only way to safely 'pause' the game currently.

If an update of any kind happens while in rest mode, it will close the game out. So I think there's an option to disable automatic install updates in system settings. This will keep the game safe from closing. I'll have to try it.
Maybe it could fell weird at beginning but you are not supposed to pause... you are suppose to restart.
Restart is part of the mechanics of Rogue-like games.

It is fine to restart over and over again... in fact it is how you progress.
 
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He triple down. What a fucking douche. He did not get half way through returnal. His review states in progress and and still give the game a score. People disagree with dia not because of her review. Like I sad these people give the game low scores and move on, you don't have to find negative opinion to match your and justify it. Gene Park and now Jeff Grubb. Both of them keep quoting her. Lol.