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    DOOM Doomed?

    Gamestop had a 50% bonus trade in credit going over the weekend and I knew I would never touch Uncharted 4 again, so I went ahead and picked this up. I'm only on the second level. So far, it's okay, but I think I like Doom 3 better. Of course Doom 1 and 2 are untouchable classics. I actually...
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    Uncharted 4

    22 plus a bonus "level". But since most of the early game is a tutorial, at the start of the Scotland cave, you're perhaps only 30% of the way through the game. For me, chapters 9-15 were the best part of the game.
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    Why did it take so long for RPG's to become popular in the west?

    What's the story with Deep Down ? Is it vaporware ? I was looking forward to it. I don't like the Witcher either. But one other cool RPG I forgot to mention was STALKER. I had fun with that.
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    Why did it take so long for RPG's to become popular in the west?

    When I was a kid, I remember looking down my nose at friends that were playing FF on NES. I was playing Ultima, Bard's Tale, M&M, Wizardry and the SSI D&D games on computer. I had Phantasy Star on Genesis, and thought it was a good game. But otherwise, I never got into JRPGs. Later I was...
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    Uncharted 4

    Finished the SP game. Final treasure count was 44. I looked for them but didn't scour every inch of the map. So in my final review, I'd give the graphics a 10. The story an 8. The gameplay was maybe a 7. Some levels were fun. Some I couldn't wait to just get it over with. I got pretty tired of...
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    Dark Souls 3

    I wondered why I have never had to repair a weapon even once the entire game. Every time I checked in at the blacksmith, they were always in 100% condition. Repair powder is basically useless. Between that and the lack of poise, FROM made some weird choices with DS3. I can't help but think they...
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    DOOM Doomed?

    it's a shame they did that. I stopped playing most MP FPS games when that trend started. Games that are less about pure skill and more about unlocking perks through grinding.
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    Uncharted 4

    I knew about the journal pictures being added after inspecting the oil paintings. What I'm complaining about is that I found it difficult to actually see the star patterns on the sigils as I was rotating them. I was referencing the journal pictures and thinking okay, this one needs 3 stars on...
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    Uncharted 4

    I think it's undeniable the graphics are one of the big draws of the game. I was a little harsh in my earlier criticism. Levels 12 and 13 were a blast. But I don't like watching 5 minute cut scenes. The first several chapters were boring. I can see where others like comixbooks and yourgrandma...
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    Uncharted 4

    I'm playing on normal and they seem like bullet sponges to me. I just finished chapter 11. Some of the punks on the motorcycles took way too many shots before going down. It's a well polished game, but the shooting and platforming are not my epitome of excellent gameplay. It's just very...
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    Uncharted 4

    So I can resell it.
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    Uncharted 4

    I finished the Scotland level tonight and made good progress in Madagascar. I was bored in the beginning but the game has picked up considerably.
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    Dark Souls 3

    I think the only NPC story I managed to complete was Seigward's. I've glanced at some FAQs, and many of the NPC progressions are so convoluted. I'd rather experience it organically, than needing to consult a guide to make sure I don't break someone's quest line.
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    Dark Souls 3

    I remember reviews saying the Xbox One version runs noticeably worse than PS4. DS3 uses the Bloodborne engine which was developed on PS4. There has only been one spot in the game where I even noticed the frame rate slowing down. Specifically around Dragon Barracks bonfire inside Lothric Castle...
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    Uncharted 4

    I'm up to the party inside the mansion. So far, the gameplay has been a little underwhelming. Half the game has been cinematic scenes. All of the quick time like events in melee, the grappling hook and some of the jumps seem unrealistic. I feel like spider-man. The shooting is ok, I guess. What...
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