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Giant Bomb |OT 16| All Your Favorite Personalities Will Be Back Soon

Mr.F

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Oct 26, 2017
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Was there a consensus on the performance patch for control? Eager to get into it soon
 

Megasoum

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Oct 25, 2017
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So what is Blasphemous exactly? It's another one of those games that I never heard of before it came out
 

Joeku

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Oct 26, 2017
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Was there a consensus on the performance patch for control? Eager to get into it soon
It's not even promised to happen; Remedy is "looking into it". I'd suggest PC or the souped-up consoles if you're going to play it.

damn, gears 5 is pretty rad lol

wish you can hold all the guns though, the 2 primary and 1 secondary system feels old
Frankly I am really appreciating it. With the ammo scarcity and whatnot I'm actually being really tactical and picking up/dropping weapons situationally. I never really had to do that in Gears before.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So what is Blasphemous exactly? It's another one of those games that I never heard of before it came out
Castlevania/Dark Souls a-like with a focus on environmental design cribbing hard from Spanish Christian artwork and depictions of Jesus Christ aka very very bloody and torturous. Pain and suffering is the word of the day.
Apparently it's pretty good.
 
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Joeku

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Oct 26, 2017
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Castlevania/Dark Souls a-like with a focus on environmental design cribbing hard from South American Christian artwork and depictions of Jesus Christ aka very very bloody and torturous. Pain and suffering is the word of the day.
Apparently it's pretty good.
Is it more grimdark and metal or actually grim and dark?
 

Calvarok

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Oct 26, 2017
2,052
i was definitely feeling that way in control tbh
how does control handle it? infinite gunventory or "what you can see your character holding"?

personally if a game feels even a little grounded it freaks me out having guns or any weapons come from nowhere. makes games like GTA feel less like a real simulated world (which is what its clearly aiming for in so many other ways) and is the one thing id say i dislike about the new rpgish sassins creeds.
 

Elite49

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Dec 16, 2018
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Was there a consensus on the performance patch for control? Eager to get into it soon
Gonna say PC is probably fine but I don't think you'll ever see this run at a near stable framerate on base or PS4 Pro (not sure about X) unless they drastically downgrade destruction/effects/resolution. That is something I hope they never do. I'm sure they'll keep working on it though.

I played around yesterday and I can still tank the framerate on PS4 Pro on demand but it now corrects itself much faster than before. I'm someone who has zero issue with poor framerates and thought playing it before the update was fine but if you are one of those people that hates any amount of drops... it's not fixed.
 

Jintor

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Oct 25, 2017
16,287
how does control handle it? infinite gunventory or "what you can see your character holding"?

personally if a game feels even a little grounded it freaks me out having guns or any weapons come from nowhere. makes games like GTA feel less like a real simulated world (which is what its clearly aiming for in so many other ways) and is the one thing id say i dislike about the new rpgish sassins creeds.
control is fine because you have a Magic Gun That Changes (Vanquish style!) but it's less fine because you only have two weapon slots and you have to go into a menu to switch them around. I'd rather it be 1-2-3-4 but that's not console friendly.
 

Elite49

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Dec 16, 2018
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New England
control is fine because you have a Magic Gun That Changes (Vanquish style!) but it's less fine because you only have two weapon slots and you have to go into a menu to switch them around. I'd rather it be 1-2-3-4 but that's not console friendly.
I feel like they could've just used the D-Pad for 4 different presets if that's what they wanted. On PS4 just swipe the touchpad, change shoulder swap and map to something else.
 

Calvarok

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Oct 26, 2017
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control is fine because you have a Magic Gun That Changes (Vanquish style!) but it's less fine because you only have two weapon slots and you have to go into a menu to switch them around. I'd rather it be 1-2-3-4 but that's not console friendly.
eh, could work if they used the d pad for it, or a weapon wheel. sounds like a tech limitation they could fix in a sequel.

I love transforming weapons as a fictional conceit to get that functionality.

I also like the thing of storing extra weapons on your horse or car or whatever, since its something you can summon at any time or probably keep close
 

Jintor

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Oct 25, 2017
16,287
eh, could work if they used the d pad for it, or a weapon wheel. sounds like a tech limitation they could fix in a sequel.

I love transforming weapons as a fictional conceit to get that functionality.

I also like the thing of storing extra weapons on your horse or car or whatever, since its something you can summon at any time
 

Joeku

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Oct 26, 2017
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Yeah got the Season Pass for 10$CAD on Humble
Nice. They dole it out over the course of the game so you still gotta do a bunch of the militia stuff to get there, but frankly in my recent playthrough of it I turned those parts into a "podcast game". Just flying around the islands wrapping up boring side activities. I recommend the grapnel boost upgrades ASAP to make this tolerable.
 

MadScientist

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Oct 27, 2017
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Kind of crazy how Control and a Remedy game might be one of their top games for Goty. Going to have a great shot at #1 as many of them have good to fantastic opinions on it. Just recently finished it and it’s probably my favorite game so far this year.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Castlevania/Dark Souls a-like with a focus on environmental design cribbing hard from Spanish Christian artwork and depictions of Jesus Christ aka very very bloody and torturous. Pain and suffering is the word of the day.
Apparently it's pretty good.
It's kinda mediocre IMO. Enemy and level design lean on the frustrating instead of challenging, and the boss encounters have been pretty dry so far. Also the platforming is pretty jank for a game that has a lot of platforming. I'm personally pretty disappointed with it.